Christmas 2020 TV guide: The best films on UK telly for Christmas Day

Ben Dadds
·4-min read
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Early Man, Spectre.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Early Man, Spectre.

Christmas is finally here, and to guide you through the season we’ll be sharing the best movies on TV every day.

There’s a mountain of action, romance, adventure and excitement for all the family today, you just need to know where to look, settle in for you movie marathon as TopFilmTip brings you the best films on TV for Christmas Day 2020...

Some films may require a Sky subscription.

Ex army entertainers help failing Inn, fall for singing Sisters and find The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing White Christmas 10:25am More 4

As silent stars move to musical movies Fit As A Fiddle acrobatic actor faces Temptation of Beautiful Girl whilst Singin' in the Rain 11:35am BBC Two

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Boy For Sale wanting Food, Glorious Food asks himself “Where Is Love?” then Considers himself to have A Fine Life in Oliver! 12:05pm Channel 5

Mark Lester in "Oliver" 1968   (Photo by RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Mark Lester in "Oliver" 1968 (Photo by RDB/Getty Images)

On the cusp of womanhood, a girl becomes infatuated with a shadowless boy in the definitive telling of the classic tale Peter Pan (2003) 1:05pm ITV2

Fleeing murderous mobsters, jazz musicians run wild with buxom show girl troop in cross-dressing sex-comedy classic Some Like It Hot 1:15pm BBC Two

Stone-age rabbit wranglers battle bronze-age beautiful game premiership primadonnas for land and glory in sporting satire Early Man 1:15pm BBC One

Watch a clip from Early Man below

Housemaid's warmth is juxtaposed by emotional frigidity of the focus of her affections in stunning drama The Remains of the Day 2:30pm Sony Movies

Rebellious slave leads gladiator army against tyranny in Kubrick's sex soaked, flame rolling anti McCarthy allegory Spartacus 2:55pm ITV4

Mini musician’s rebellion against family tradition slips him into luminous land of the dead in phosphorescent fantasy fun Coco 3:10pm BBC One

Watch a trailer for Pixar’s Coco below

Escape From Alcatraz meets The Great Escape when POWs escape an escape proof prison in WW2 escape thriller The Colditz Story 3:15pm Sony Movies Action

Michael Caine leads the self-preservation society to illicit riches in endlessly quotable British heist classic The Italian Job (1969) 3:30pm Channel 4

Circus escapee / fake flying Rooster paper-tigers his way into hearts of desperate Chicks in Aardman animated fun Chicken Run 3:50pm ITV2

Having saved dinosaurs from volcanic extinction, ex-lovers must save them from humanity in prehistoric-heroic tooth and claw adventure Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 5:35pm ITV2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Credit: Universal)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Credit: Universal)

Charlton Heston stars when a principled knight vanquishes his nation’s invader in Spanish swords and sacrifice historical epic El Cid 6:00pm Talking Pictures

Due to lack of most basic text messaging to warn the public, a malicious monkey proceeds to liquefy American's internal organs Outbreak 6:25pm 5 Star

Amidst chaos of WW2, Czech resistance fighters rally to assassinate genocidal Butcher Of Prague in true story Operation Daybreak 6:40pm Paramount Network

Widow seducing mouse threatener uncovers insidious global crime-spiracy in Sam Mendes' trepanning, breathless beauty Spectre 8:00pm ITV2

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (Credit: Sony Pictures/Eon)
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre (Credit: Sony Pictures/Eon)

The most infamous diva of opera recounts her life's journey as the influential, ultimate soprano of the 20th century in breathtaking documentary Maria by Callas 9:10pm BBC Four

Ben Kingsley’s Dr Watson works Michale Caine like a drunken puppet in expectation twisting spoof detective treat Without a Clue 9:30pm Talking Pictures

In a City Of Stars, Aspiring actress and Jazz purist find inspiration and antagonism in each other’s love: whimsical delight La La Land 10:10pm BBC Two

A stellar cast bring battle of Stalingrad into harsh relief in totally immersive epic and historical action drama Enemy at the Gates 10:45pm Sony Movies

Lobby boy and elderly heiress loving concierge undertake joyous, whimsical, wide angled character led caper The Grand Budapest Hotel 11:15pm Film 4

Friendly neighbourhood teen flips genre tropes as he thwips winged arms dealer in endearing characterful Marvel Spider-Man: Homecoming 12:10am BBC Two

Awkward foppish hunk falls for well-seasoned beauty in standard setting, endearing British comedy of intimate errors Four Weddings and a Funeral 12:15am Channel 4

Urgently trying to legitimise his business, Oscar Isaac faces catastrophe at every turn- intense dialogue drama A Most Violent Year 1:20am Sony Movies

Three key launches detail stalwart visionary’s motivation in Danny Boyle’s meticulously constructed character study Steve Jobs 3:10am Channel 5

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