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Countdown to Christmas

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12 December 2019
Counting down the days with Yuletide cheer.
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The twelve days of Christmas start on 25 December, so we thought we’d go in the opposite direction and start a countdown to this magical day filled with holiday cheer. To start the festivities, we’ve got plenty of Christmas-themed movies lined up for you on M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104 and M-Net Movies All Stars channel 111.

Each day also comes with a yummy (and sometimes boozy) suggestion to keep your tummy smiling. Plus, we’ve got song suggestions to help you build the ultimate Christmas playlist. There’s lots of snow and winter too, so we’ve tried to counter it with a few southern hemisphere-inspired snacks, because 'tis also the season for sun, swimming, biltong, and braais.

So slather on the sunscreen, turn up the volume, put on your fat pants, and get ready or Christmas. If you’re not celebrating, we’ve still got tons of great movies to keep the popcorn popping. And our snack suggestions are yummy no matter your creed – which means: fat pants all round!

12 DAYS TO GO
December 13th
Eat: Mince pies
Listen To: All I Want For Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
12:20 A Christmas Coincidence
13:50 The Christmas Swap
M-Net Movies All Stars
18:00 Christmas with the Kranks

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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

11 DAYS TO GO
December 14th
Eat: Ice-cream
Listen To: Last Christmas – Wham! Remember to head to the cinemas too and watch Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in the movie of the same name.
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
11:45 A Winter Princess
13:10 Spotlight Under the Mistletoe
14:38 Christmas on Holly Lane
M-Net Movies All Stars
09:10 Saving Christmas
23:10 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

10 DAYS TO GO
December 15th
Drink: Eggnog
Listen To: Let It Snow – Dean Martin. Replace snow with shine in your head and it instantly becomes more summery.
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
13:45 A Majestic Christmas
M-Net Movies All Stars
14:10 Molly and the Christmas Monster

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9 DAYS TO GO
December 16th
Eat: Watermelon
Listen To: Cozy Little Christmas – Katy Perry
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
14:40 Truth About Christmas
16:05 The Christmas Switch
M-Net Movies All Stars
12:50 Jingle All the Way

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8 DAYS TO GO
December 17th
Eat: Gingerbread
Listen To: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
10:17 Christmas in Love
M-Net Movies All Stars
18:00 Magical Christmas Ornaments

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1 WEEK TO GO
December 18th  
Eat: Mangoes
Listen To: Every Day Will Be a Holiday – William Bell
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
09:15 Christmas Encore
M-Net Movies All Stars
13:15 12 Days of Giving
18:00 Christmas Grace

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6 DAYS TO GO
December 19th
Drink: Margaritas
Listen To: Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
11:45 Memories of Christmas

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5 DAYS TO GO
December 20th
Eat: Berries! If they’re frozen, even better! Put them in a G&T – even better!
Listen To: Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – Tom Waits
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
10:50 A Gift to Remember
M-Net Movies All Stars
18:00 Fred Claus

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Fred Claus (2007)

4 DAYS TO GO
December 21st
Drink: Glühwein. Save it for a rainy day; or, ya know, if the temperature drops below 30°.
Listen To: Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) – The Ramones
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
11:40 A Snow White Christmas
M-Net Movies All Stars
15:40 Christmas Solo
18:22 Deck the Halls

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3 DAYS TO GO
December 22nd
Drink: Wine slushies
Listen To: Purple Snowflakes – Marvin Gaye
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
12:06 Forever Christmas
M-Net Movies All Stars
18:28 The Christmas Cure
21:23 A Bad Moms Christmas

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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

2 DAYS TO GO
December 23rd
Drink: Candy canes
Listen To: Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Michael Bublé
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
09:50 A Firehouse Christmas
M-Net Movies All Stars
18:00 The Man Who Invented Christmas

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TOMORROW
December 24th
Eat: Fruit cake – it’s not everyone’s…well, piece of cake, but it is quite festive and there are people out there somewhere who like it...we think...
Listen To: Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell. It’s not a Christmas song, but it does feature in Love Actually, which you can watch on M-Net Movies All Stars. For a more Christmas-themed song, listen to River. You can listen to Joni singing it, but try to find Robert Downey Jr.’s cover too. Beautiful stuff!
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
15:12 A Stone Cold Christmas
M-Net Movies All Stars
20:30 Love Actually

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Love Actually (2003)

IT’S CHRISTMAS!
December 25th
Eat: A big Christmas meal! Share yours with us on social media.
Listen To: The whole playlist.
Watch:
M-Net Movies Premiere
10:55 Return to Christmas Creek
M-Net Movies All Stars
09:40 Nothing Like the Holidays
11:20 Elf
13:00 Her Magical Christmas
14:35 The Nativity Story
16:17 Home Alone
18:00 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
20:00 This Christmas
21:28 Office Christmas Party

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Please note dates and times for movies are subject to change.