Silly season sneak peek: The must-watch festive shows

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Just look at the huge range of festive shows coming your way on DStv this December! Choose Joy and stay connected to DStv to watch them all.

Silly season sneak peek: The must-watch festive shows

It’s going to be a spectacular silly season on DStv. From Wednesday, 1 December all the way until New Year’s Eve, DStv is making it snow down fun, laughter and festive spirit for the whole family. So when you choose to slip a little DStv under the tree, you Choose Joy!

You’ll get children’s specials and movies including the brand new Disney movie Christmas Again? And Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special.

You’ll get all the help you ever wanted in the kitchen with at least 9 BBC Lifestyle specials with your favourite chefs, from Jamie Oliver to Mary Berry and Nigella. You’ll see Buddy vs. Duff Holiday, and delicious local content, too, with ’n Woolies Kersfees-kookstryd Met Minki Festive and Get-Together Season 2.

You’ll see 4 brand new local Christmas movies (and check out the Choose Joy Movies page to see all the international Christmas movies coming to DStv, too).

And the bells are ringing for series, with M-Net (DStv channel 101) bringing us The Moodys' Christmas Season 2 and BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) stuffing the stocking with at least 10 new and classic Christmas specials from series like Call The Midwife, Death In Paradise, All Creatures Great and Small, and even Top Gear is getting in the spirit!

All this, and music, red carpet events, New Year’s countdowns, too. Plus, there’s so much more to see when you Choose Joy with DStv this Festive season.

Series & specials

BBC Brit Christmas Specials

Special episodes from years gone by and a few new surprises to get you into that holiday spirit, every night at 20:00, from Monday, 20 December

  • Call The Midwife Xmas 2018 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Monday, 20 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • Call The Midwife Xmas 2019 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Tuesday, 21 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • The Wheel With Michael McIntyre Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Wednesday, 22 December at 20:00 (new)
  • The Cube Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Thursday, 23 December at 20:00 (new)
  • QI Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Friday, 24 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • Death In Paradise Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Saturday, 25 & Sunday 26 December at 20:00 (new)
  • All Creatures Great & Small Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Monday, 27 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • Call The Midwife Xmas 2020 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Tuesday, 28 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Top Gear Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Wednesday, 29 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Friday, 31 December at 20:00 (repeat)

Watch daily from Monday, 20 December on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20:00

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Christmas kitchen

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat Christmas Special on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Sunday, 19 December at 20:00 (new)

BBC Cooking Christmas Specials

Brand new special episodes to get you into that holiday spirit (with a couple of classics, too), every night at 20:00, from Monday, 20 December

  • Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking Christmas Special on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Saturday, 18 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat Christmas Special on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Sunday, 19 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Jamie Oliver Together: Christmas Special Part 1 and 2 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Jamie’s Easy Meals For Christmas episodes 1 & 2 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Wednesday, 22 and Thursday, 23 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Jamie And Jimmy’s Festive Feast on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Friday, 24 December at 20:00 (new)
  • Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Saturday, 25 December at 20:00 (new)
  • The Savoy Christmas Special on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Sunday, 26 December at 20:00 (new)
  • A Berry Royal Christmas on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Monday, 27 December at 20:00 (repeat)
  • The Great British Bake Off New Year’s Special on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Friday, 31 December at 20:00 (new)

Watch daily from Saturday, 18 December on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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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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South African Christmas movies

Festive Kids’ specials

Watch on Saturday, 25 December on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 16:15
Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special

Elf Help: Porky Pig and Daffy Duck travel to the North Pole on a mission to save Christmas.

Yuletide Taz: Taz goes out carolling from door to door.

Holiday Purrchase: Granny and Tweety go hunting for deals and Sylvester hunts for Tweety.

Ho Ho Go: Around Christmas, Wile E. Coyote tries to catch Road Runner yet again.

Snow Laughing Matter: A snowball fight quickly escalates between feuding neighbours Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.

Watch on Saturday, 25 December on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 16:15

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Watch on Saturday, 25 December and Sunday, 26 December on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 15:00
The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular

Nickelodeon’s shows and casts collide. Lex Lumpkin (from All That) travels to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. With Gabriel Iglesias, Jay Pharoah, Tisha Campbell, Trevor Noah, Young Dylan and the casts of All That, The Astronauts, Danger Force, Group Chat and Unfiltered, and special messages from animated characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.

Watch on Saturday, 25 December and Sunday, 26 December on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 15:00

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Watch on Friday, 24 December on Disney (DStv channel 303) at 17:00
Christmas Again?

In this brand new Disney movie, 11-year-old Ro (Scarlett Estevez) is expecting a dismal Christmas thanks to her parents recent divorce. But when she makes a special Christmas wish, she finds herself living Christmas Day all over again...and again...and again. In order to break the loop, Ro must learn to love her new blended family.

Watch on Friday, 24 December on Disney (DStv channel 303) at 17:00

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Watch from Friday, 10 December on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 12:25
CBeebies celebrations

10 December at 12:25: My World Kitchen: Dougie is from Essex, a county in the South-East of England and he is making a Christmas yule log.

10 December at 18:40: Bluey: The Heelers celebrate Christmas together. Bluey finds out that Santa only visits children who’re well behaved, but struggles to be good when Socks bites her during a game of Veranda Santa.

24 December at 06:25: Topsy & Tim: Five-year-old twins Topsy and Tim decorate the tree on Christmas Eve with mom, dad and granny, and the even see Father Christmas on his sleigh.

31 December at 09:15: Go Jetters: Big Ben is missing when the Go Jetters visit London for New Year’s Eve. Can they solve the mystery and save the day in time for the big bong?

Watch from Friday, 10 December on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 12:25

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Musical memories

Watch Andre Rieu: Home For Christmas on Sunday, 26 December on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00
Andre Rieu: Home For Christmas

Conductor and violinist André Rieu hosts a festive Christmas concert at his house, a medieval castle in Maastricht in the Netherlands. He’s joined by his Johann Strauss orchestra, soloists and choir as they perform 26 beautiful Christmas songs including Silent Night, Walking in the Air, Winter Wonderland and O Come All Ye Faithful.

Watch Andre Rieu: Home For Christmas on Sunday, 26 December on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Watch Vrystaat Klank En Klassik: Baroque To Broadway on Sunday, 19 December on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 10:30
Vrystaat Klank En Klassik: Baroque To Broadway

Soprano Magdalene Minnaar and her pianist, Maryke Johnson, perform a programme of popular works from the Baroque to the classical musical era, starting with Bach and ending with excerpts from Evita, The Producers, and Les Misérables. Recorded at this year’s Vrystaat Klank en Klassik (VKK) arts festival.

Watch Vrystaat Klank En Klassik: Baroque To Broadway on Sunday, 19 December on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 10:30

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Red Carpet celebration!

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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New Year’s Eve party

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