No matter how prepared you may be ahead of Christmas, Christmas Eve always ends with some last-minute present wrapping.

Whether you’re spending the day prepping dinner vegetables or staying up late to disguise yourself as the real Santa Claus, some good TV helps Christmas Eve gently flow into the big day.

Here’s a rundown of the best movies, series and one-off shows to watch on Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24th).

This article will be updated regularly!

Christmas Eve TV Guide 2018

6:40 am – Channel 4 – Rugrats Movie (2000, 7/10)

11:45 am – Channel 4 – A Christmas Carol (1984, 8/10)

11:30 am – BBC Two – The Hairy Bikers Home for Christmas

12:55 pm – ITV2 – The Grinch (2000, 9/10)

13:20 pm – BBC One – Monsters University (2013, 7/10)

14:55 pm – BBC 1 – Zootropolis (2016, 9/10)

15:25 pm – Santa Cluas: The Movie (1985, 7/10)

16:40 pm – Channel 4 – The Snowman (1982, 10/10)

If it still doesn’t feel like Christmas in your household then answer is The Snowman.

Perfect for kids, adults and families of all ages!

17:10 pm – Channel 4 – The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012, 8/10)

17:00 pm – BBC One – Mary Poppins (1964, 8/10)

18:00 pm – Channel 4 – Miracle on 34th Street (1994, 9/10)

19:05 pm – ITV2 – The Lego Movie (2014, 8/10)

20:30 pm – BBC One – Eastenders

21:00 pm – Channel 4 – Gogglebox

A two-hour special reviewing all of the best bits from Gogglebox 2018!

Basically a recap of the year but presented by the U.K’s favourite armchair critics!

21:30 pm – ITV – Gremlins (1984, 9/10)

22:00 pm – E4 – Made in Chelsea Christmas special

22:30 pm – BBC 1 – The Royale Family

23:05 – Channel 4 – Courtney Act’s Christmas Extravaganza

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00:05 – Channel 4 – The Inbetweeners 

Back to back episodes of The Inbetweeners to help see you into Christmas as you get those last-minute prezzies wrapped.

 

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