It’s that time again… Time to grab my copy of the Radio Times and start finding out what’s on TV for kids this Christmas.

Everyone knows that Christmas is the perfect time to grab the duvet and indulge in some chill time at home.

The truth of this year however, is that we’ve all spent most of the year at home, and actually probably watched a lot of TV. Thanks, Covid-19.

It’s Christmas though. Spending our time watching movies in our pjs and not knowing what day it is, is still a thing.

Production has halted

Sadly, due to Covid-19, TV and movie production has been hit hard by the pandemic.

This therefore means that there won’t be many new movies at the cinema, or unseen episodes premiering on our telly. Sad face.

So don’t get too excited by what’s on the TV this Christmas, because sadly it’s a lot of repeats.

Whether it’s a classic TV special, or a family-friendly flick however, we all still love the Christmas blur of watching whatever is on TV with a box of chocolates for compay.

Therefore, whilst there won’t be much we’ve not already seen on this Christmas, there’s plenty of choice.

From family classics like Home Alone to new favourites such as Coco, there is something for everyone. You’ll even spot a few new specials like Zog and the Flying Doctors, and Worzel Gummidge.

Here are the best movies and TV to watch for free on TV this Christmas and New Year.

Saturday 19th December

BBC1 2.55pm | Wreck-It Ralph

Sunday 20th December

  • C5 12.15pm | Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?
  • ITV2 12.55pm | Shrek the Halls
  • ITV2 1.25pm | Beethoven’s Christmas Adventures
  • C5 2.15pm | Karate Kid
  • ITV 2.30pm | Shrek 2
  • C4 2.30pm | White Christmas
  • BBC1 2.45pm | Maleficent
  • ITV2 3.15pm | Jack Frost
  • ITV2 5.20pm | The Grinch
  • ITV2 7pm | Uncle Buck

Monday 21st December

  • C4 6.35am | Moomins on the Riviera
  • ITV2 9.05am | Shark Tale
  • BBC1 9.15am | Tinker Bell & the Legend of the NeverBeast
  • BBC1 10.25 | The Muppets
  • BBC1 1.45pm | Oz the Great and Powerful
  • BBC1 3.40pm | Worzel Gummidge Pt.1
  • ITV2 4.35pm | Happy Feet
  • BBC1 4.50pm | Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out
  • ITV2 6.45pm | Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Tuesday 22nd December

  • >> BBC1 9.15am | CBeebies Presents: Christmas in Storyland
  • ITV2 9.35pm | Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • BBC1 10am | Muppets Most Wanted
  • ITV 11.35am | Arthur Christmas
  • BBC1 11.40am | Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
  • C5 1.35pm | Matilda
  • BBC1 3.40pm | Worzel Gummidge Pt.2
  • BBC1 4.40pm | Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

Wednesday 23rd December

  • C4 6.15am | The Rugrats Movie
  • ITV2 9.25am | SPYKids 2
  • BBC1 10.15am | Nativity
  • ITV 11.25pm | Fred Claus
  • BBC1 1.45pm | The NeverEnding Story
  • BBC1 3.15pm | Merry Madagascar
  • BBC1 3.40pm | Finding Dory
  • ITV2 4.45pm | Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang

Christmas Eve

  • C4 6.20am | Rugrats Go Wild
  • C4 8.30am | Father Christmas
  • BBC1 9am | Kung Fu Panda
  • BBC1 9am | Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • BBC1 9am | Kung Fu Panda 3
  • C5 10.30am | Annie
  • ITV2 10.35am | Jack Frost
  • ITV2 11am | Santa Clause The Movie
  • E4 11.15am | Stuart Little
  • BBC1 12.35pm | Moana
  • >> BBC1 2.15am | Cars 3
  • C4 2.35pm | It’s a Wonderful Life
  • >> ITV2 4.05pm | The Grinch
  • >> BBC1 4.15pm | Paddington 2
  • C4 5.10pm | The Snowman
  • CBeebies 5.10pm | Mimi & the Mountain Dragon
  • C4 5.45pm | The Snowman & the Snowdog
  • ITV2 5.50pm | Uncle Buck
  • >> BBC1 5.55pm | Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy
  • C4 6.15pm | The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Christmas Day

  • BBC1 8.55 | The Gruffalo
  • C4 9am | Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties
  • BBC1 9.25am | The Gruffalo’s Child
  • BBC1 11am | The Snail & the Whale
  • BBC1 11.25pm | Zog
  • C5 12.05pm | Oliver!
  • ITV2 1.05pm | Peter Pan
  • BBC1 1.15am | Early Man
  • >> BBC1 2.35pm | Zog & the Flying Doctors
  • >> BBC1 3.10am | Coco
  • C5 3.10pm | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • ITV2 3.50pm | Chicken Run
  • C4 5.30pm | Home Alone 2
  • ITV2 5.35pm | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • E4 5.45pm |Stuart Little 2
  • E4 7.15pm | Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
  • >> C4 7.40pm | Quentin Blake’s Clown

Boxing Day

  • BBC1 8.55 | Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa
  • BBC1 10.15am | Penguins of Madagascar
  • BBC1 11.35am | Madly Madagascar
  • C4 12pm | Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
  • BBC1 1.20pm | Brave
  • C5 2.35pm | The Karate Kid 2
  • BBC2 2.50pm | Cinderella
  • C4 2.55pm | Home Alone 3
  • ITV1 3.40pm | Shrek the Halls
  • BBC2 4.30pm | Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave
  • ITV2 4.30pm | Despicable Me 3
  • C5 4.55pm | Jumanji
  • BBC1 5pm | Grease
  • E4 6.40pm | Peter Rabbit

Sunday 27th December

  • C4 6.55am | The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • BBC1 9.40am | Mini & The Mountain Dragon
  • BBC1 10.10am | The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper
  • BBC 10.20am | Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • BBC1 11.40am | Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabit
  • ITV2 2.05pm | Space Jam
  • C4 2.10am | Edward Scissorhands
  • ITV 2.35pm | Despicable Me
  • BBC1 3.45pm | The Sound of Music
  • C4 4.10pm | Shrek Forever After
  • ITV 4.40pm | Jurassic World
  • C4 6pm | Eddie the Eagle
  • E4 6.40pm | The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Monday 28th December

  • BBC1 9am | Planes
  • C5 10.35am | The Karate Kid 3
  • ITV2 10.55am | Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • ITV2 2.40pm | Jurassic Park
  • >> BBC1 3pm | Jungle Book
  • C5 3pm | The Addams Family
  • BBC1 4.40am | Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf or Death
  • C5 5.05pm | The Addams Family Values
  • ITV2 5.15pm | Happy Feet Two
  • ITV2 7pm | Minions

Tuesday 29th December

  • BBC1 10.30am | The Croods
  • BBC 12pm | Mr Stink
  • BBC 1.25pm | Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas
  • BBC1 1.55pm | Zootropolis
  • BBC1 3.35pm | Frozen
  • ITV2 5pm | Jurassic Park 3
  • BBC1 6.30pm | Penguins: Meet the Family

Wednesday 30th December

  • BBC1 9am | Strange Magic
  • ITV2 9.05am | The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature
  • BBC1 11.50am | Gangsta Granny
  • BBC1 1.25pm | Room on the Broom
  • BBC1 1.50pm | Trolls
  • ITV2 2.05pm | Richie Rich
  • ITV2 6.20pm | The Legend of Tarzan
  • BBC1 3.35pm | How to Train Your Dragon 2

New Year’s Eve

  • BBC1 9am | Home
  • BBC1 10.25am | Monsters Vs Aliens
  • BBC1 11.50pm | Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • BBC1 1.25pm | The Highway Rat
  • BBC1 1.50pm | Stick Man
  • BBC1 2.20pm | Beauty & the Beast
  • C4 5.15pm | Paddington
  • ITV2 5.25pm | King Kong

New Year’s Day

  • BBC1 9am | Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • C4 9am | The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • BBC1 10.20am | Scared Shrekless
  • BBC1 10.40am | The Boss Baby
  • BBC1 2pm | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • ITV3 2pm | Bugsy Malone
  • C4 3.05pm | Stardust
  • BBC1 3.35pm | How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming
  • ITV3 4pm | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • BBC1 4.30pm | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves