What’s hot on the box for Christmas

2009-12-21 00:00

IT’S Christmas week on television and all the channels have prepared a range of festive fare that’s sure to delight.

The children can enjoy Dr Seuss: How the Grinch stole Christmas on SABC2 at 10 am on Thursday. This big-budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas stars Jim Carrey.

Alternatively, tune in to the Charlie And Lola: Christmas Special on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) on Thursday at 3.55 pm. In this special edition, Charlie and Lola are excited because Christmas is coming, and take it in turns to open the advent calendar. After 24 days of hiccups and happy preparations, Christmas carolling and making things, everything looks set for the perfect Christmas … until Lola discovers that there is no door in the calendar for Christmas Day!

Another must-see for the little ones is Monsters Inc. on SABC3 at 7.30 pm on Friday. Sully and Mike are two of many monsters that work for a utility company that generates power for a city of monsters from the screams of children. One night, however, Sully uncovers a devious plot to rid Monster City of its power problems, and he and Mike have to fight to protect the innocence of the children.

Other highlights this week include:

today

• Knots Landing Back to the Cul-de-sac (SABC3, 5.35 pm): From Mondays to Fridays you can catch up on the latest gossip with the original cast of Knots Landing, reunited after four years ... with new schemes, new dreams and a few shocking surprises.

• Cheers (SABC3, 12.20 pm): From Mondays to Fridays you can join Sam, Diane and the rest at the place where “everybody knows your name”.

Tomorrow

• X-Machine s (Discovery Channel (DStv channel 250), 10 pm): The first of two huge South African machines — the Terex RH-400 excavator at Limpopo’s Mogalakwena Platinum Mine and the haul trucks of Sishen Mine in the Northern Cape — feature on X-Machines. Wednesday

• Mohlolo wa Kresemose — The Christmas Miracle — Die Kersfees Wonderwerk (SABC2, 10 pm): A multilingual Christmas story which promises laughter, tears and some spectacular production mumbers.

Thursday

• Christmas Star (SABC2, 2.30 pm): A contemporary story that communicates the spirit and message of Christmas through song, dance and celebration. It features top South African actors.

• 12 Days of Christmas (SABC2 11 pm): Presented by Pepsi Pokane and narrated by Relebogile Mabotja, the show features Christmas songs by Gloria Bosman, Andre Schwartz, the Soweto Opera Quadro, Candis Cheyne and the Cantare Children’s Choir.

Friday

• Glory in the Highest (SABC2, 11.30 am): Mark Manley hosts this Christmas worship programme from the Drakensberg.

• The Summit (SABC3, 5.35 pm): Set on the eve of the next G8 Summit, this four-part mini-series follows a mother’s desperate struggle to bring justice to her murdered son, fallen victim to a corrupt pharmaceutical company and a corrupt government.

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