Reality, glamour & glitter on DStv Compact this December

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From Santa’s Baking Blizzard, to Below Deck: Sailing Yacht Season 2, everything is more glamorous on DStv Compact this December.

Reality, glamour & glitter on DStv Compact this December

What’s the festive season without lashings of glitter, glamour and fun? That’s what DStv Compact is bringing to the party this December when you Choose Joy with DStv.

The People’s Choice Awards will have us waiting to see if a South African scoops the African Social Star. And then it’s glamour all the way on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) throughout the festive season and into the new year with a host of top-secret shows including a Kelly Khumalo music special and more musical notes from the Gauteng Maskandi Experience and the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Arts Festival.

If that has you in the mood for the high life, check out what it’s like to work for the super rich in Below Deck: Sailing Yacht Season 2. Reality fans who finally have time to call their own over the holidays can also check out Love Island South Africa Season 1 and Life With Kelly Season 2.

Speaking of time on your hands, if you love nothing more than to fantasise about your dream home, check out the DStv Compact December deco & reno series, including the brand-new decluttering show Hot Mess House, reno show $50K Three Ways, the new home buying show Call The Closer along with the long-awaited Good Bones Season 6.

And once you’re truly in the holiday mood, enjoy the place where food meets art and talent in Santa's Baking Blizzard, Woolies Christmas Special, and Celebrity Mystery Box. 

Keen for more? Here are the must-watch movies & series on DStv Compact this December.

Red Carpet

Watch on Tuesday, 7 December on E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) at 02:00. Rebroadcast on Tuesday, 21 December at 18:10
2021 People's Choice Awards: Live from E! 

The public has voted for their favourite stars, including this year’s African Social Star nominees like Lasizwe Dambuza, Boity Thulo, Witney Ramabulana and Mihlali Ndamase. And now it’s time to hand out the glittering awards, with host Kenan Thompson. PS: Laverne Cox will be hosting the awards pre-show.

Watch on Tuesday, 7 December on E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) at 02:00. Rebroadcast on Tuesday, 21 December at 18:10

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Watch from Wednesday, 1 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 21:30
Festive Get-Together S2

 Idols SA judge, Unathi Nkayi, and chef-restaurateur Alessandro Khojane host a dazzling dinner party for their friends, including Minnie Dlamini & Melanie Bala; supercouple Kuli Chana and Lamiez Holworthy, foodie friends Maps Maponyane and J. Something. And they’ll all talk about what a crazy year it’s been, while trying out menus that have a personal touch for everyone.

Watch from Wednesday, 1 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 21:30

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Buyel’Ekhaya S2

Ring in the new year with performances filmed at the annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Arts Festival in Buffalo City, East London.

Watch from Friday, 31 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 21:30

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  • Watch Kelly Khumalo Music Special on Friday, 17 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 18:00
  • Watch The Art Of Survival from Saturday, 18 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 17:00
  • Watch Gauteng Maskandi Experience on Sunday, 19 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 17:00

Dazzling Reality

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Festive Kitchen

Watch from Sunday, 5 December on The Food Network (DStv channel 175) at 19:00
Santa's Baking Blizzard S1

Bakers pair off with master ice sculptors to create dazzling Christmas scenes in challenges presented by series host Casey Webb, with judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young. Check out fun snow globe cakes, creations around Mrs. Claus, Christmas tree cake displays, and a Night Before Christmas scene.

Watch from Sunday, 5 December on The Food Network (DStv channel 175) at 19:00

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Also watch out for…

  • Watch Woolies Christmas Special S2 from Thursday, 15 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 18:00
  • Watch Celebrity Mystery Box S2 from Wednesday, 29 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 21:30

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True crime

Watch from Tuesday, 7 December on ID (DStv channel 171) at 22:00
Cold Blooded S1

This true-crime series explores Alaska’s most brutal murders and the challenges facing thinly spread law enforcement officials in this frontier state. Find out how they caught up with Paul Stavenjord after he murdered Rick Beery and Deborah Rehor in remote Chulitna, and what happened to 11-year-old Mandy Lemaire in Tazlina, a settlement with under 300 people.

Watch from Tuesday, 7 December on ID (DStv channel 171) at 22:00

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