They may have lost the rights to Elf to Sky Movies (don't talk to us, we're still not able) but the folk over at Channel 4 have still managed to pull a few strings and come up with a rather respectable Christmas movie line-up.

Get yizzerselves set for a spot of Walking In The Air as The Snowman wings his way back to your TV screens over the festive period. The broadcaster will follow that staple up with 2012 sequel The Snowman and the Snowdog, which is rather adorable but, in fairness, just isn't the original now, is it?

We're rather pleased to see The Muppet Christmas Carol making the grade (Christmas would NOT be Christmas without Michael Caine and Kermit lads), Scrooged adding to the 'bah humbug' tally, and old classics like It's a Wonderful Life and Bing Crosby's White Christmas also making an appearance.

Among other festive favourites there'll also be a dose of Deck the Halls, 2006's The Nativity Story, Home Alone 3 (it just ain't the same without Macauly Culkin and Chris Columbus, sorry) and Tom Hank's Big. We can never get enough of that last one and quite frankly loved the piano's reappearance on The Jonathan Ross Show earlier this year.

The Inbetweeners Movie, A Field in England and Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go lead the rather, err, non-festive picks, which we're sure will be welcomed by those who've had enough Christmas cheer to stuff a turkey by the time the big day actually arrives.

And before you go giving out about it being too early to talk about Christmas, may we remind you that December 1st is only a few days away? We'll give you a second to let that sink in...