The best thing about the festive period is the real gifts it brings: the joy of friends and family, the spirit of giving, and the moments we take to forgive and connect. This December DStv Compact is bringing you all the warmth and love of the season.
South Africa will cheer on Trevor Noah in his final special farewell episodes of The Daily Show on Friday, 9 December. Staying local, there’s a brand-new Mzansi Magic movie every Saturday this month, and Nolly Nolz is aiming for a holiday reconciliation miracle between spouses and side pieces in the reality series Face To Face. We’re also celebrating our celeb love in The People’s Choice Awards 2022, and you’d better ask for tissues because Celebrity IOU is back with stars surprising hard workers with incredible home makeovers.
PS: You get to see so much more on DStv with Compact. Check out other monthly highlights packages for news about shows like Ko Strateng Season 1 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157), The Hatcher Family Dairy Season 1 on National Geographic Wild (DStv Channel 184), and more.
DStv Compact’s Christmas spirit
The People's Choice Awards 2022
It’s not about the critics, it’s about the shows and stars we love! Actor, comedian and 2022 People’s Choice Awards nominee, Kenan Thompson is the host and Lizzo is getting The People’s Champion Award. Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds is this year’s People’s Icon. Also watch the awards, live on Tuesday, 6 October from 04:00 (E! Coverage starts at 02:00), and see E! Live From The Red Carpet at 18:00 on 7 December for the all the looks.
The People's Choice Awards 2022 on Wednesday, 7 December at 20:00 on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124).
Face To Face
Embrace the holiday spirit of compassion and forgiveness in this reality series. Host, Noluthando “Nolly Nolz” Nqayi plays negotiator between people in established relationships, and the person they believe is their partner’s lover on the side. It’s about finding common ground, understanding the real emotional pain that infidelity causes, and agreeing on a way forward.
Watch Face To Face Season 1 from Tuesday, 27 December at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).
Feel the spirit of giving with this touching show. Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott help celebrities to renovate the places and spaces belonging to people who’ve been their biggest supporters, from best friends to personal trainers, drivers and PAs. Coming up, the late Lesley Jordan makes over a bestie’s garage, Cindy Crawford wants to glam up her trainer’s house, and Terry Crews gives his driver a dream garden.
Watch Celebrity IOU Season 3B from Tuesday, 20 December at 21:00 on HGTV (DStv Channel 177).
The Great British Bake Off Special: Christmas 2021
Not even the festive baked treats are as sweet as TV’s gentlest reality show! Olly Alexander, Lydia West, Nathaniel Curtis and Shaun Dooley of UK drama series It’s a Sin, join judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as well as hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding, in the Bake-Off tent. PS: Also watch the 2020 special on Saturday, 17 December at 19:45 and Sunday, 18 December at 20:05.
Watch The Great British Bake Off Special: Christmas 2021 on Saturday, 24 December at 20:00 and Sunday, 25 December at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174).
Amazing Spaces Snow Special
Summer too sweaty? Snuggle down for winter wonderland feelings. Architect George Clark and master craftsman George Will Hardie show off how they do things up North in Western Canada’s snowy mountains, from remote ski lodges to epic mountain retreats. It’s architecture plus adventure as our hosts also go sledding, ice caving, and snow trekking.
Watch Amazing Spaces Snow special on Thursday, 22 December at 19:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174).
Also on Compact this December
Mzansi Magic Saturday movies
Add some local spice to your December TV menu! Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) is bringing five fabulous new movies to DStv Compact…
- Unfaithful on Saturday, 3 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Phunyuka on Saturday, 10 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Nyamezela on Saturday, 17 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Ezidla Umzi on Saturday, 24 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Mmino Wa Lerato on Saturday, 31 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Season 28 finale from Tuesday, 6 December to Friday, 9 December at 23:30 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Martin Lawrence Live: Runtreldat on Saturday, 31 December at 20:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Jamie Oliver’s One Pan Wonders Season 1 Xmas Special on Thursday, 15 December & Friday, 16 December at 19:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
- The Villains of Valley View Season 1 Mondays-Thursdays from Monday, 5 December at 17:50 on Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303)
- Team Sayari Season 1 weekdays from Monday, 5 December at 16:05 on Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303)
- E! VIP Season 2 from Sunday, 11 December at 19:00 on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124)
- Keeping Up With The Kardashians Christmas Special (Double Bills) Monday-Friday from Monday, 19 December to Friday, 23 December at 12:40 on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124)
- Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown on Saturday, 3 December at 19:55 on The Food Network (DStv Channel 175)
- It's Compliplated Season 1 from Monday, 12 December at 19:50 on The Food Network (DStv Channel 175)
- The Real Housewives Of Durban Season 2 from Monday, 19 December at 18:00 and Sundays at 19:00 from Sunday, 25 December on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Mrs Browns’ Boys Christmas Specials from Friday, 16 December at 20:35 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120)
- Battle of the Ballroom on Sunday, 25 December at 20:30 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120)