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DStv Holiday Viewing

Get into the DStv holiday viewing and feel every moment of the festive season

We can’t help but be a little giddy with the festivities this December. For one, we get to eat all the foods we've avoided the whole year. If only we could stop stressing about carbs. Secondly, it's the only time of the year we get to meet relatives we didn't even know we had.

That said, it’s time to kick up your feet and take a break from 2015's life beatings. As you let the festive mood kick in, we show you how to have the best time of your life.

1. Visit an exotic location

There isn’t a better holiday experience than travelling to some exotic location where you can while away the time as you take in the scenery. Not enough money for a vacation? Don’t worry, just grab your remote control and tune in to Africa's Wild Kingdom Reborn that takes you into deep Mozambique for some breathtaking wildlife tourism, every Friday at 20:00 on Nat Geo Wild (182).

That’s right, this holiday you can sample the best of the world right at the comfort of your couch with DStv.

And if you ever decide to go on an actual vacation, you don’t have to miss out on all your fave shows. With your smartphone or tablet, download the DStv Now app where you can stream exciting shows that will spice up your vacation like Blindspot or The Daily Show.

Just make sure you have enough internet data and battery life so there are no disruptions.

Check out DStv Now for more titles to enjoy this festive season.

2. Catch Up with family and friends

It’s also the time to make room for the most important things in life like family and friends. To make this moment even more memorable, you can bond over a comedy movie like Madagascar that airs on M-Net on 14 December at 17:30.

For more fun, check out the festive movie line-up on M-Net.

If you want more relaxed viewing as you spend time with your loved ones, you can head over to Catch Up on your DStv Explora and watch episodes of shows you have missed.

With the Explora you can also pause what you're watching to engage in a conversation or two, then pick up where you left off once all the laughter has settled.

You can even record your favourite shows just so you can spend some quality time with your family.

3. Prepare delicious festive recipes

The festive season brings more than just merry making and gifts, this is also the time to sample all the foods that you can lay your eyes on. But that’s not to say you can’t eat healthy. And we know just the place where you can get sumptuous festive recipes. Tune to BBC Lifestyle to catch Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cookalong on Monday 21 December at 21:55 and Wednesday 23 December at 21:00.

To sample even more of our home-made mouth-watering recipes, visit the DStv’s Foodies Community.

4. Bond with your kids

There should be no excuses for not spending enough time with your kids this happy season. With DStv’s new kid pop up channel Hoolee, you can now bond with them over an adventurous kiddie show like The Adventures of Puss in Boots.

You can also slide beside them in the couch for the best Animania experience with animations like Frozen, Toy Story and Finding Nemo every day on M-Net Movies Family (105) and M-Net Movies Stars (111).

Don't let your kids miss out on all these and much more, check out the DStv Kids Community.