Choose Joy with DStv Christmas movies for the whole family
A merry month of movies on DStv this December, from romance in the snow, to sunny South African stories
Whether you love Christmas snow and mistletoe or a sunny South African celebration, or even one of those cuckoo Christmas stories about a chaotic family brought together by the holiday spirit, you can Choose Joy with a holiday movie on DStv this December.
The movie stocking is stuffed with fun, funny and romantic movies – it’s the ultimate comfort viewing and just the ticket to help you to start feeling the festive spirit. There will be new movies to enjoy throughout the month but if you’re busy, busy, busy, you can record them for later, when you’re ready to sit down and indulge. Just click on the Set a reminder button and it’ll make a note to remind you just minutes before the film starts.
Don’t miss this year’s brand-new local holiday movies including Nativ(ity), Season’s Feelings, Eve’s Christmas and Asseblief And Dankie. And if you're DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family or Access, you can ADD Movies to add 3 DStv Premium movie channels to your existing package, so can watch these films on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104).
PS: You can find many more Christmas movies already waiting for you on DStv Catch Up.
Sweetly South African
Nagvlug Films (Skemerdans, Barakat) brings audiences a holiday-themed comedy starring the iconic South African actress June van Merch. A community group plans a Christmas show to save their local hall – but will things go as planned? Featuring David Isaacs and directed by Bianca Flanders of Troukoors (Wedding Fever).
Watch on Saturday, 4 December on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30 and on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 12:24
SAFTA-winner Jozua Malherbe teams up with Wonderlus producer Zandré Coetzer for an original holiday comedy that follows a group of outsiders as they travel to a Christmas party. Starring Natalie Robbie, Zandile Lujabe and Kiroshan Naidoo.
Watch on Saturday, 11 December on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30 and on Saturday, 18 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 13:55
From Die Byl actor Marvin-Lee Beukes comes an M-Net original comedy in which feuding siblings, Carl and Eve, finally face their differences when Carl’s son invites Eve to visit for Christmas. Starring Juliette Pauling (Tali’s Baby Diary) and Mark Elderkin (Reyka, Black Sails).
Watch on Saturday, 18 December on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30, and on Saturday, 25 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 12:12
2 lives change for the better after a homeless woman (Crystal Donna Roberts) saves the life of a rich CEO (Laudo Liebenberg) and, moved by the Christmas spirit, he invites her to recover in his penthouse. But he doesn’t know what to think when she claims to be from another world, and strange things start happening.
Watch on Saturday, 25 December on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00
Sometimes the best way to teach your child a lesson is to give the job to Granny. A city boy is sent to his Granny’s house in KZN where she teaches him all about his culture and dazzles him with stories of his heritage and family traditions. With Deli Malinga, Sphumuzo Sidzumo and Ayanda Banda.
Watch on Saturday, 11 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 16:00 and on Saturday, 18 December on Me (DStv channel 115) at 20:00
Lockdown has hit the South African entertainment industry hard. Theatres are closed, and that means no festive pantomime. Now, a group of theatre friends are coming together to save Christmas from the Coronavirus. But egos are running hot and personal agendas could wreck their good intentions. With Bianca Flanders, Namisa Mdlalose and Dean Balie.
Watch on Saturday, 11 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 17:30
The only thing that Jenna Hudson (Bethany Joy Lenz) and Kevin Jenner (Andrew Walker) have in common is that they work for the same online publication in New York City...until they volunteer for a special writing assignment, and a rogue storm strands them in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, where they rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Watch on Saturday, 4 December on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20
When bakery owner Molly (Alvina August) meets Josh (Eion Bailey), a widower who recently moved to her town with his young son, her feelings for him become increasingly confused, because she’s also falling for a mysterious client – someone she’s never met in person. How long will it take for Molly to realise that they’re the same man?
Watch on Saturday, 4 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
When her family's diner, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition, a lawyer named Annie (Kimberley Sustad) makes a deal with the heir to a development firm, William Holt (Paul Campbell) to spare it just before Christmas. But William really does need a lawyer, to appease his father after he makes some expensive mistakes.
Watch on Sunday, 5 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
2 graphic designers, Brooke (Vivica A Fox) and Roger (Rico Ross), whose companies have just merged, agree to a marriage of convenience. It allows Brooke to get 1 over on her sister, who’s just announced her engagement to Brooke’s ex. But what started as a lie slowly transforms into true love.
Watch on Saturday, 11 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
When a job transfer falls through leaving her temporarily unemployed, stockbroker Sam (Vanessa Lengies) is forced to return to her family’s home in upstate New York for the Christmas holidays. But staying in town also sets her up to run into her high-school sweetheart, Noah (Corey Sevier), the guy she left behind to chase her career.
Watch on Sunday, 12 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
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 on Saturday, 18 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
Morning show producer Kelly (Aimee Teegarden) becomes a feature on her own show when her staff find out about her new year’s resolution to accept every social invitation that comes her way for a month. But will handsome Tom Malone (Michael Rady) be 1 of the people she says yes to?
Watch on Sunday, 26 December on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 15:00
American perfume expert Blaire Henderson (Brooke Burfitt) is sent to the remote Scottish Highlands during the Christmas season to get her hands on the formula for a limited edition perfume from an Earl (Dan Jeannotte) while he’s preparing for his annual ball. But she gets a new item on her to-do list: fall in love.
Watch on Sunday, 19 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 13:40
Romantic comedy. Successful Atlanta businesswoman Kenni (Tamela J Mann) has been dodging hometown holidays for years. But when she reunites with an old high school friend, Jessie (David Mann) she’s reminded that her family’s clouds have a silver lining, and there’s something great about being home after all.
Watch on Sunday, 5 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 16:40
Romantic comedy. After having her heart broken, Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) swaps houses for the Christmas holidays with Los Angeles-based showbiz lady Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz), who also wants to escape an ex. The holiday turns out to be especially blessed when it refreshes their spirits and their love lives.
Watch on Saturday, 18 December on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 18:00
Young assistant pastor Olivia (Demetria McKinney) is assigned to be the head pastor of a church in a new town just a month before Christmas. She’ll need to whip the choir into shape and open the town’s annual Winter Jamboree while navigating local politics. With a special appearance and songs by Kirk Franklin.
Watch on Saturday, 25 December on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20
Writer Halle Downing (Idara Victor), who was given up for adoption as a child, is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she never knew she had. Being around the eccentric strangers who are now her family shifts her writer’s block and sparks a flurry of creativity.
Watch on Saturday, 4 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 17:40
Tanya’s (Wendy Raquel Robinson) daughter Brittney (Katelynn Bennett) throws her family Christmas plans into disarray when she announces her engagement. Now the guest list includes Britnney’s fiancé Amiri (Mustapha J Slack) and his bossy mom Demetria (Keesha Sharp). Then the young couple announce that they’re getting married on Christmas Day!
Watch on Sunday, 12 December on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 16:45
Comedy. Empty nesters Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to skip that year’s Christmas rush and fuss in favour of leaving town for a Caribbean cruise...until their daughter makes a last minute decision to come home. Based on John Grisham’s 2001 novel, Skipping Christmas.
Watch on Sunday, 19 December on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:00
Drama-comedy. Retired widower Walter Meyers (Danny Glover) invites his daughters Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie Usher) home for their first Christmas since their mother's death. With everyone’s struggles it’ll take a Christmas miracle to keep them together.
Watch on Wednesday, 1 December on Studio Universal (DStv channel 112) at 18:00
Chris Cringle’s (Mel Gibson) gift business is slowly going under because modern kids are so rotten. But he’ll need to check his naughty list twice when the US Military comes to him with an offer to build components for a new jet fighter plane, and a spoiled child hires hit man Jonathan Miller (Walton Goggins) to murder Chris.
Watch on Sunday, 5 December on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:05