TG4 reveals full line-up of movies airing over Christmas and New Year's
TG4's movie line-up over the Christmas break is quite impressive.
Tis the season... for lots of movies. This is something that TG4 is very aware of!
While everyone is busy letting us know what they've got on their line-ups through December - such as Netflix, right here - TG4 has revealed what we can watch for two weeks or so between 24 December and 6 January... right before life starts to go back to normal.
So what have TG4 got on offer? Rom-coms, musicals, thrillers, Irish dramas, 80s classics... kicking off with...
Christmas With The Kranks - 5pm
Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd star in this comedy about a family who have to organise a very last minute Christmas celebration. 5% on Rotten Tomatoes, just FYI.
Dirty Dancing - 9.50pm
The classic romantic drama with Patrick Swayze hip-swivelling his way into our collective hearts, and nobody putting Jennifer Grey in the corner.
Miracle on 34th Street - 12.40pm
The 1947 original in which a divorced mother (the iconic Maureen O'Hara) hires a nice old man to play Santa in her store, only for him to claim he's actually the real thing.
O' Brother, Where Art Thou? - 11.20pm
The Coen Brothers bring us this comedy musical with George Clooney headlining a trio of escaped convicts in 1930s America, trying to hunt down some lost treasure.
ST. STEPHEN'S DAY
Into The West - 4.45pm
The much-loved Irish drama about two young boys who try to track down their stolen horse. Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin co-star. You WILL cry.
Sing Street - 10.50pm
Another cracker of an Irish movie, this time focusing on a teenager who starts a band in order to impress a girl he likes. Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Maria Doyle-Kennedy fill out the impressive cast.
TUE 27 DEC
Thelma & Louise - 10.20pm
Ridley Scott directs Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in this ultimate ode to BFF'ness. Also features a scene-stealing, early-career Brad Pitt.
WED 28 DEC
My Best Friend's Wedding - 10.40pm
Julia Roberts is actually the bad guy in the rom-com about a woman who wants to stop the impending marriage between her best friend (Dermot Mulroney) and his fiancé (Cameron Diaz), because she wants to marry him herself.
THU 29 DEC
The Karate Kid - 4.40pm
The 1984 original. Wax on. Wax off. Crane kick. Bully baddies. Pure '80s cheese. We love it.
Borat - 10.20pm
Still one of the funniest movies of the 21st century.
FRI 30 DEC
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 10.20pm
Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp star in this comedy-drama about two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel across Australia, performing their attention-grabbing cabaret.
NEW YEAR'S DAY
La La Land - 10pm
Yes, there has been a bit of a "It wasn't THAT good!" backlash to this musical romance since it got into that Oscar-night confusion with Moonlight. But this is still a very entertaining tale of a musician (Ryan Gosling) and actress (Emma Stone) who fall in love as their dreams in Hollywood tear them apart.
MON 2 JAN
Foscadh - 9.30pm
Released in cinemas in 2021 to universal acclaim (100% on Rotten Tomatoes), this Irish-language drama tells the story of a lonely man who discovers the land left to him by his deceased parents is actually worth A LOT of money.
TUE 3 JAN
Reservoir Dogs - 11.10pm
Tarantino's first movie remains one of his best - although, to be fair, practically all of his movies can be counted as "one of his best" - with a tight script and perfect performances delivering this funny, tense fallout of a heist gone wrong.
WED 4 JAN
There's Something About Mary - 10.40pm
Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz headline this dirty-minded rom-com. Showing the potential issues of never quite getting over "the one that got away", it also features a scene where a drugged-up dog gets electrocuted. So... yeah... jokes for all occasions.
THU 5 JAN
A Fish Called Wanda - 11.55pm
Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese and Kevin Kline star in this comedy about a group of strangers who work together on a heist, only for them all to try to double-cross each other afterwards.
FRI 6 JAN
Damsel - 10.50pm
A comedy western about a man (Robert Pattinson) who sets off a journey to marry the love of his life (Mia Wasikowska), but things do not go according to plan. 68% on Rotten Tomatoes seems about right.