Choose Joy with inspirational and uplifting DStv

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Feel the love with uplifting series and shows on DStv this December.

Choose Joy with inspirational and uplifting DStv

DStv has just what you need if you’d like to keep it sweet, serene and uplifting during the holiday season. You can choose what’s right for your family when you Choose Joy with DStv this December.

Watch-together series include the beloved Supervet Christmas Special 2021 and Meet The Meerkats Season 1. And to fill your house with laughter, there’s new seasons of Kids Say The Darndest Things and The Greatest At Home Videos, and the brand-new British comedy talk show The Funny Thing About. And while there’s lots of riotous fun in DStv’s School of Laughter, there are also calm, sweet and educational specials for the little ones to relax with.

There are plenty of Christmas movies with uplifting messages including local films Season's Feelings, Asseblief En Dankie (which has an angelic wink in its eye for us) and the instant 2020 classic, A Zulu Christmas. Families can also sit down for inspiration with A Gospel Christmas and the moving tale of togetherness in First Christmas.

December’s hottest reality series on DStv are focussed on caring and healing, so get your tissues ready for Mina Nawe House Season 2, The Hair Loss Clinic Season 1, Dr. Pimple Popper Season 4, and Mamazala Season 10. And if you love to see people change lives with a little hard work and creativity, try shows like George Clarke's Old House New Home and How To Garden. Plus, there are outdoor adventures to help you be brave in Riaan Manser’s How To Adventure, and ex-British soldier and adventurer Jason Fox’s new show, Fearless 48 Hours.

And if you are looking for a little holiday glamour, there’s music and awards shows to entertain, including The Royal Variety Performance 2021, the 2021 People's Choice Awards: Live from E!, Brother Love 10de Herdenkingskonsert, along with a spectacular celebrity dinner in Festive Get-Together with Idols SA judge, Unathi Nkayi, and chef-restaurateur Alessandro Khojane.

PS: remember, if nothing lifts your spirits like seeing talented South Africans triumph, It’s the My Kitchen Rules Season 3 finale on Sunday, 12 December on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 18:00.

And there’s so much more to see when you Choose Joy with DStv this Festive season.

Four legged friends

Watch on Saturday, 18 December on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00
Supervet Christmas Special 2021

It’s Christmas time at Fitzpatrick Referrals and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team are working to get their animal patients well and home in time to celebrate with their families. This will be Noel’s first Christmas without his beloved animal companion, Keira, so we’re hoping to see a little tribute to her.

Watch on Saturday, 18 December on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00

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Watch from Saturday, 18 December on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) at 20:00
Meet The Meerkats Season 1

Rob Delaney narrates this animal “soap opera” that follows the fates of 2 meerkats mobs rescued from animal trafficking, as they adjust to life in the Kalahari Desert. See the birth of baby meerkats, watch how a single mom struggles to raise her brood alone, and see how the meerkats hunt, flirt and survive.

Watch from Saturday, 18 December on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) at 20:00

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Christmas specials

Also look out for…

  • Call The Midwife Xmas 2018 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Monday, 20 December at 20:00
  • Call The Midwife Xmas 2019 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Tuesday, 21 December at 20:00

Red carpet rollout

Moving movies

Love & laughter

Inspirational Adventures

Watch How To Adventure Season 1 from Saturday, 4 December on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 23:00
How To Adventure Season 1

Riaan Manser has crossed Africa on bicycle and rowed from Africa to America. Now he takes people on 24 thrilling adventures with him. Riaan takes a midwife skydiving on the Garden Route, treks the Drakensberg at Tugela, goes snorkelling off Hout Bay with a magazine editor, and tries canyoning in the Storms River, and more.

Watch How To Adventure Season 1 from Saturday, 4 December on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 23:00

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Watch from Sunday, 5 December on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00
Fearless 48 Hours Season 1

Ex-British soldier and adventurer Jason Fox takes American comedian Rob Delaney and TV presenter Maya Jama through a series of physical challenges while chatting about heartfelt topics in this doccie-reality series aimed at pushing limits and boundaries, and building up resilience.

Watch from Sunday, 5 December on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Healing spirit

The Nice List for kids

Watch on Friday, 24 December on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 09:30
Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon A Christmas

Mickey, Minnie and the gang wind up split all over the world after a series of mishaps, and they must all try to get back to Hot Dog Hills by Christmas Eve. Then a jolly stranger tells them about The Wishing Star, which could be the key to bringing everybody home in time to celebrate the holiday together.

Watch on Friday, 24 December on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 09:30

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Watch from Monday, 20 December to Thursday, 23 December on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 09:30
Disney Junior XMas Magic

20 December at 09:30: PJ Masks: The PJ Masks step up to help children when Luna Girl, Night Ninja, and the Wolfy Kids steal their Halloween treats in this Halloween special episode.

20 December at 10:00: Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Mickey, Minnie and their friends return a baby gorilla to the Enchanted Rainforest. Then Mickey and Goofy take Pluto and Teddy to Prehistoric Land.

24 December at 11:30: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and his friends set aside their Christmas Eve celebrations to help Santa Claus when his sleigh breaks down.

24 December at 13:00: Doc McStuffins: Doc and the toys travel back in time to the North Pole to save Christmas.

24 December at 14:00 Elena Of Avalor: Elena wants to have a quiet Navidad at home, but a snowstorm strands her friends at the palace.

24 December at 14:30: Puppy Dog Pals: The pugs go on a mission to find Santa, and Bob asks Bingo and Rolly to protect a snowman he’s building.

Watch from Monday, 20 December to Thursday, 23 December on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 09:30

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10 December at 18:40: Bluey
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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Odd Squad: Reindeer Games
Da Vinci Christmas

The Treehouse Stories: The Christmas Feast. A wolf, a fox and a weasel have a Christmas feast with a turkey.

Darwin & Newts: It’s Snowing in Kiwifruit Valley. Darwin and Newts discover that every snowflake has six sides.

Darwin & Newts: Kiwifruit Valley Christmas. Our friends work together to create a Christmas celebration full of aroha after a Christmas Eve storm wrecks the festive preparations.

Do You Know? At Christmas. Maddie meets Santa’s favourite helper, the reindeer, and discovers how Christmas decorations are made!

Odd Squad: Reindeer Games. Olive and Otto help Santa to find his missing reindeer, and Oscar helps Ms O to escape Santa’s naughty list.

Horrible Histories Specials: Xmas. Smelly Saxon gifts, terrible Tudor pudding and crazy Victorian cards. And find out about WW1’s 1914 Christmas Day Truce.

Did You Know? Making Christmas Special. Tips on decorating, and spotting fake money and gifts.

Watch on Friday, 24 December from 15:05-17:20 and Saturday, 25 December from 09:30-11:45 on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318)

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