Merry movies and serious series on DStv Family this December


From The Hot Zone: Anthrax, to Christmas By Starlight, DStv Family is gift wrapped this December.

Merry movies and serious series on DStv Family this December

Whether you want some holiday movie magic, or you want to spend your break getting into a top-quality serious series this December, you can choose joy for the season with DStv Family.

We’ve highlighted 6 brand-new movies from the fabulous month-long Christmas movie festival on Universal TV (DStv channel 117), in which stars like Vivica A. Fox will bring you the joy and romance of the season – with a touch of seasonal magic and all the jolly holly decoration and winter wonderlands your heart could desire.

And if you’re looking for a top-notch series to sink your teeth into, The Hot Zone: Anthrax Season 2 on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) turns the 2001 US Anthrax scare into a gripping drama series with stars Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn. It’s truly a case of truth being twistier than fiction. And thanks to the new ME channel (DStv channel 115), you’ll also be able to catch FBI Season 3, along with a scandalous new ripper-from-the-headlines Hindi telenovela, Illusion.

PS: Keep an eye out for the Departure Season 2 finale on Monday, 6 December and the Nurses Season 2 finale on Tuesday, 21 December, both on Universal TV (DStv channel 117).

Keen for more? Here are the must-watch reality & lifestyle series on DStv Family this December.

Merry movies

The Christmas Market

A small town’s mayor, Alex (Brooke Nevin), decides to hold a special Christmas market to help local businesses that are under financial pressure thanks to a disruptive construction project. She’ll need everyone’s help, including that of the reclusive mill owner, Darcy (Corey Sevier), and romance sparks when she goes to invite him to the event.

Watch The Christmas Market on Saturday, 18 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00

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Serious Series

Illusion Season 1

This shocking new telenovela is based on incidents within a real-life high-profile Indian family. Sisters Pooja (Shrenu Parikh) and Ishani (Tina Ann Philip) take on the names Jhanvi and Rani as they target a tycoon for revenge. But when 1 sister falls in love with the wrong brother, these sisterly allies become enemies.

Watch Illusion Season 1 daily from Wednesday, 1 December on StarLife (DStv channel 167) at 19:00

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