Sky TV and Christmas movies 2022: what’s new this year?
There’s an abundance of TV shows on offer over the Christmas period, and with so many channels and streaming services available, it can be hard to figure out exactly what’s going on. Here we’ve rounded up what Sky has to offer through Sky Cinema movie premieres and the popular Sky Max channel.
Sky customers have free movies and shows available this month, along with festive classics. Keep reading to learn more. Also check out our guide to the best Christmas TV.
Sky Christmas Gifts
Ahead of watching some of the TV highlights, Sky has announced that How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Love Actually are free to TV and broadband customers until December 31, 2022.
If you prefer to watch certain series, you can also sign up for six months of Apple TV+ at no extra cost through Sky’s free VIP programme. Registration is free – all you need is to own a Sky product. Apple TV+ includes Spirited, a new festive musical starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.
You can watch the Sky Showcase channel for free until December 27 if you are a TV customer (regardless of your package). This includes films such as Elf, The Polar Express and A Boy Called Christmas, as well as certain sporting events such as the English Football League game Sunderland against Blackburn and the World Darts Championship.
Plus, on Christmas Day you can call family and friends for free if you have a Sky Talk landline plan. Sky Mobile video calls are also free on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Sky Cinema Christmas Movies 2022
Here’s a list of premieres arriving on Sky Cinema throughout December. Available via Sky Q, Sky Glass, Sky Stream or on Now with a Sky Cinema subscription.
It usually costs £9.99 a month, but new customers can get introductory discounts, including a bundle with an entertainment subscription that gives access to shows available on Sky Max such as The White Lotus and House of the Dragon .
- December 2 – The Batman
- December 3 – Together Together
- December 4 – Prancer: A Christmas Tale
- December 9 – It’s Christmas
- December 10 – The film Nan
- December 11 – The Girl in Between
- December 16 – The Incredible Maurice
- December 17 – Firestarter
- December 18 – Hell Has No Fury
- December 23 – The Kaiser
- December 24 – The Duke
- December 25 – Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets
- December 26 – Boxing Day
- December 26 – The Villains
- December 31 – Hunted
If you’re not in the UK, you can still watch all of these movies by signing up to Now using a VPN. It stands for virtual private network and helps you browse the internet as if you were in another country. Our favorites are NordVPN and Surfshark.
Alternatively, you may be able to watch some of the above by signing up to HBO Max, which is available in the US and many other countries in Europe and Latin America. In the US, subscriptions cost $9.99 per month for the ad-supported version and $14.99 per month for the ad-free version.
Sky Max Christmas TV Highlights
Sky has a number of originals and specials airing this Christmas. Here are our top picks:
The Unofficial Science of Home Alone
Christmas Eve at 9:30 a.m.& Christmas Day at 1:30 p.m.
Take a fresh look at this Christmas classic, with James Acaster and Guz Khan investigating Kevin McCallister’s famous trappings. Alex Brooker will also visit those who made the film.
Rob and Romesh vs. Christmas on Ice
Christmas Eve 17 hours
Rob and Romesh take on their annual Christmas challenge, and this year fans voted for them to strap on ice skates and hit the rink with Mickey Mouse and friends.
Christmas Eve at 20 hours& Christmas Day at 7 p.m.
Suranne Jones stars in this version of Dickens’ iconic tale. Carole is a successful businesswoman, but the money she earns only causes her more misery. Will she finally be able to discover the true meaning of Christmas?
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