Your ultimate Christmas TV guide

The festive season is approaching and our favourite TV shows and movies are about to begin.

Plant yourself in front of the TV and watch the Christmas cheer unravel.

Want to know what is on this holiday season? Have a look below at this TV guide that details the shows that make Christmas.

1. Jamie’s Cracking Christmas

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When: Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Where: Ten

This cooking spectacular is hosted by the one and only British chef, Jamie Oliver. It is a one-hour special that teaches you how to make the perfect Christmas dinner.

2. Guide to a Casual Christmas

When: Tuesday, December 16 at 8pm
Where: Seven

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This segment takes a journey throughout Byron Bay, joined by Curtis Stone and Ben O’Donoghue. It shows you how to run your own Christmas menu from top to bottom.

3. Love Actually (movie)

When: Tuesday, December 16 at 8:30pm
Where: Seven

A modern Christmas classic: this heartwarming British romantic comedy stars Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Laura Linney.

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4. Michael Buble’s Christmas

When: Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm
Where: 7TWO

We all love this time of year when the Canadian crooner, Michael Buble takes over Christmas entertainment. His beautiful voice throughout this festive season gets everyone in the mood.

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5. The Muppets Christmas Carol (movie)

When: Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm
Where: 7TWO

A fantastic movie for the kids, starring Kermit the Frog, in the Muppets’ take on Christmas.

6. Elf (movie)

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When: Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Where: Go!

A hilarious Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrel. A story of a giant elf, who travels from the North Pole to the US to find his real identify after realising he is only just a human.

7. Polar Express

When: Saturday, December 20 at 6:30pm
Where: Go!

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The Polar Express stars Tom Hanks; a boy who travels to the North Pole on a journey of self discovery.

8. Santa Claus (movie)

When: Friday, December 19 at 9:30pm
Where: Go!

A Christmas classic from the 1980s, starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. This move was a hit box office movie when released in 1985 and still stands as a lovely tale  of Santa Claus.

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9. A Christmas Carol (movie)

When: Saturday, December 20 at 6:30pm
Where: Seven

A movie that retells the story of Charles Dickens’ ghostly Christmas tale of redemption. Starring Jim Carrey as the role of Ebenzer Scrooge.

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10. The Office Christmas Special

When: Part One – Monday, December 22 at 4:50pm. Part 2 – Tuesday, December 23 at 4:40pm
Where: UKTV

The hilarious TV series The Office ended with a brilliant two-part Christmas special in December 2003. It ended the series of the show, however it still reminds a Christmas classic.

11. Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight

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When: Wednesday, December 24 at 8pm
Where: Nine Network

The Christmas tradition is back in Australia. This is Vision Australia’s 76th year to host Carols by Candelight. A Christmas spectacular that promises another heart wearing evening of Christmas cheer. Hosted by Lisa Wilkinson and David Campbell. Also performing: Anthony Callea, Marina Prior and the cast of Les Miserables. A perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

12. It’s a Wonderful Life (movie)

When: Wednesday, December 24 at 8:35pm
Where: Fox Classics

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Another charming film from 1946; a tale of a man who nearly loses everything on the night of Christmas Eve.

13. Doctor Who Christmas Special

When: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
Where: ABC One

Nick Front, an actor and screenwriter, stars as Santa Claus in the anticipated 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special. This unmissable adventure stars Michael Troughton, the son of Patrick Troughton who played the second incarnation of The Doctor.

What show are you looking forward to? Is there any other shows or movies you watch during Christmas? Tell us more below!