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Film4 Christmas 2013

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December 2013

For those who like nothing better than to spend Christmas catching up with great films, Film4 has an unmissable line-up that begins before the actual holidays kick in and then keeps going, with more than just leftovers, through to the New Year.

You’ll find plenty of highlights in our new Christmas promo as it whisks you through a cinematic wonderland that includes the premiere of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, World’s End pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Paul, the Studio Ghibli magic of Spirited Away, Emma Stone in whipsmart high-school comedy Easy A, inventive Scandinavian horror adventures Troll Hunter and Rare Exports, and some Will Ferrell comedy to continue the Anchorman 2 excitement.

Below you can find the full line-up of all the films featured in the promo, but make sure you take a look at the full listings to get the big picture.

For further holiday highlights, read Channel Editor David Cox's Christmas On Film4 blog.

Christmas 2013 on Film4

Wednesday 18th December

  • Star Trek

    9pm - Star Trek

    JJ Abrams makes the Star Trek series shiny and new with the help of Simon Pegg, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Thursday 19th December

  • The Social Network

    9pm - The Social Network

    David Fincher presents competing accounts of the genesis of what is currently the world's largest social network: Facebook.com

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Friday 20th December

  • Film4 Cleopatra

    11am - Cleopatra

    Liz Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison star in the most lavish Hollywood spectacular of them all

  • Paul

    9pm - Paul

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star as comic book nerds who have a close-encounter with an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) near Area 51

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Saturday 21st December

  • Semi-Pro

    10.55pm - Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and André Benjamin combine 1970s fashion disasters with bizarre basketball antics in this sports comedy

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Monday 23rd December

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    11am - Howl's Moving Castle

    From the genius behind Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki, comes the tale of a young milliner magically transformed into an old woman and her involvement with the household of a dashing wizard

  • Star Trek

    9pm - Star Trek

    JJ Abrams makes the Star Trek series shiny and new, with the help of Simon Pegg, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Tuesday 24th December

  • Paul

    9pm - Paul

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star as comic book nerds who have a close encounter with an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) near Area 51

  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    12.45am - Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    Stripping back the seasonal trimmings, Santa gets a fearsome make-under in this refreshing Finnish tale of Christmas gore and plucky childhood ingenuity

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Wednesday 25th December

  • Film4 Spirited Away

    12.45pm - Spirited Away

    Animated feature from Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki. A young girl finds herself trapped in a mystical realm, where she must find a way to save her parents - who have been turned into pigs

  • Big Fish

    4.50pm - Big Fish

    Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney star as young and old incarnations of Edward Bloom, a teller of tall tales to his disbelieving son Billy Crudup. Charming yarn from Tim Burton

  • Chalet Girl

    7.10pm - Chalet Girl

    British rom com starring Felicity Jones as a teenager who takes on a job in a posh alpine resort to earn some pennies

  • Film4 Troll Hunter

    11.25pm - Troll Hunter

    A group of student film-makers follow a mysterious hunter through rural Norway to document his search for some very unusual prey...

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Thursday 26th December

  • Director Ben Wheatley's third feature, written by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, deals with a caravanning trip gone horribly wrong

    9pm - Sightseers

    Director Ben Wheatley's third feature, written by stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, deals with a caravanning trip gone horribly wrong

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Friday 27th December

  • Film4

    1.30pm - White Christmas

    A musical classic that sees Bing Crosby save a ski lodge from going under with a wink, a smile and an array of Irving Berlin's catchiest tunes

Click here to visit Film4's complete TV listings

Sunday 29th December

  • Film4 The Grinch

    11am - The Grinch

    Jim Carrey gets hairy as the Grinch, the fuzzy green Scrooge with a loathing for Christmas

  • Chalet Girl

    1.10pm - Chalet Girl

    British rom com starring Felicity Jones as a teenager who takes on a job in a posh alpine resort to earn some pennies

  • Big Fish

    3pm - Big Fish

    Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney star in Tim Burton's charming yarn as young and old incarnations of Edward Bloom, a teller of tall tales

  • Easy A

    9pm - Easy A

    A smart outsider (Emma Stone) finds herself the subject of a rumour that she's the most promiscuous girl at school

  • Film4

    1am - The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa's highly enjoyable, accessible epic set in 16th century Japan. Toshiro Mifune is a samurai escorting a princess through enemy territory, accompanied by two clownish peasants

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  • In an hour at 11.10pm, the truth is still out there for Mulder & Scully in The X-Files: I Want To Believe. http://t.co/II1noV4EnL

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  • @LuisAdrianoUK Still waiting on further deets. The start date and those four films are all we know so far. Watch this space!

  • @RCDAguiar Yep! We'll be screening a bunch of Ghibli films over the Easter holidays.