There is so much that is different about Christmas this year than we know. But there are also things that will remain the same, even in the pandemic year of 2020. Among them, of course, is the TV schedule leading up to and during the holidays, which features a reunion of numerous classic movies and TV shows. Loriot's CHRISTMAS AT THE HOPPENSTEDTS, for example, is just as indispensable to the Christmas TV program for many as THE LITTLE LORD, the SISSI films or the wonderful fairy tale film THREE HARE NUTS FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL. And some Hollywood blockbusters also create a Christmas atmosphere in their own special way. The turbulent Christmas with the Griswold family (SCHÖNE BESCHERUNG) is on many TV wish lists, as well as STIRB LANGSAM, GREMLINS, KEVIN - ALLEIN ZU HAUS or Bill Murray in DIE GEISTER, DIE ICH RIEF.
To make sure you don't miss your favorite Christmas show, we've put together an overview of some special Christmas program highlights. If you are looking for something for your children, then you will find a listing of the most beautiful children's and fairy tale films in the Christmas program HERE at our colleagues from RheinMain4Family.de.
(Program subject to change)
12:00 p.m., BR, THREE HASHES FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
14:3 p.m., ONE, THREE HARENUTS FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
15:05 Uhr, NDR, DREI HASELNÜSSE FÜR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
20:15, Pro7, THE SIMPSONS - 3 Christmas episodes
22:45 pm, Kabel 1, DEADLY CHRISTMAS (USA 1996)
20:15, Sat 1, STIRB LANGSAM (USA 1988)
23:00, SWR, FAMILIE HEINZ BECKER - "Alle Jahre wieder"
23:00, Sat 1, SCHÖNE BESCHERUNG (USA 1989)
20:15, Cable 1, THE GHOSTS I CRIED. (USA 1988)
12:15 p.m., Das Erste, THREE HASHBUNNIES FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
12:25, Kabel 1, GREMLINS (USA 1984)
13:40, Das Erste, CHRISTMAS AT HOPPENSTEDTS by and with Loriot
14:05, Das Erste, FAMILIE HEINZ BECKER - "Alle Jahre wieder"
15:10, RTL, DER GRINCH (USA 2000)
16:05h, Sat 1, BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY (USA 1989)
16:15h, NDR, THREE HARE NUTS FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
18:00h, Sat 1, THE GHOSTS I RIP. (USA 1988)
6:20 pm, NDR, CHRISTMAS AT HOPPENSTEDTS by and with Loriot
6:50 pm, ONE, THREE BUNNIES FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
20:3 pm, Sat 1, KEVIN - ALONE AT HOME (USA 1990)
20:15, 3 Sat, DIE 3 TENÖRE - DAS WEIHNACHTSKONZERT (Austria 1999)
20:3pm, WDR, DREI HASELNUTS FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
22:25 Uhr, Sat 1, STIRB LANGSAM (USA 1988)
22:30 Uhr, SWR, DREI HASELNÜSSE FÜR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
23:05 Uhr, WDR, WEIHNACHTEN BEI HOPPENSTEDTS by and with Loriot
23:15 Uhr, RBB, DREI HASELNÜSSE FÜR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
23:25 Uhr, ZDF, TATSÄCHLICH..LOVE (GB/USA 2003)
23:45, NDR, WEIHNACHTEN BEI HOPPENSTEDTS by and with Loriot
23:50 Uhr, SWR, WEIHNACHTEN BEI HOPPENSTEDTS von und mit Loriot
11:25, Das Erste, DREI HASELNÜSSE FÜR ASCHENBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
14:10am, RTL II, THE LAST ONE-HORN (USA/GB 1982)
14:55, Das Erste, SISSI (Austria 1955)
16:40, Das Erste, SISSI, DIE JUNGE KAISERIN (Austria 1956)
17: 20, ZDF, PADDINGTON 2 (GB 2017)
17:30, WDR, FAMILIE HEINZ BECKER - "Alle Jahre wieder"
20:15 Uhr, ZDF, DIE HELENE-FISCHER-SHOW (Best of)
20:15 Uhr, Sat 1, KEVIN - ALLEIN IN NEW YORK (USA 1992)
22:50 Clock, Sat 1, STIRB LANGSAM 2 (USA 1990)
23:20 Clock, ZDF, LOVE NEEDS NO HOLIDAYS (USA 2006)
11:10, Das Erste, THE LITTLE LORD (GB 1980)
16:05, MDR, THREE HASHES FOR ASHLEBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
16:30, ONE, THREE HASHES FOR ASHLEBRÖDEL (Czechoslovakia 1973)
16:45 pm, Das Erste, SISSI - SCHICKSALSJAHRE EINER KAISERIN (Austria 1957)
Germans' favourite Christmas films
Now, of course, we want to tell you what the Germans' favorite Christmas movies are. Based on search engine queries, the portal Vergleich.org has compiled a list of the 10 most popular Christmas movies of 2020.
Place 1 very clearly goes to KEVIN - ALONE AT HOME with 138,090 monthly searches.
Place 2 goes, somewhat surprisingly, to the GRINCH with 116.440 searches
Place 3 is a monster ranking for the GREMLINS with 78.650 monthly searches
Place 4 belongs to the GREMLINS with 78.620 monthly searches goes to the book adaptation THE LITTLE LORD
Place 5 with 77.860 monthly searches to the fabulous ratings bringer THREE HASHBUNNIES FOR ASCHENBRÖDEL
Place 6 is there with 54.720 monthly searches for Tim Burton's A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Place 7 belongs to Disney's ICE QUEEN with 48.320 monthly searches
Place 8 has been secured by the cult comedy BEAUTIFULLY DESCRIBED with 45.600 monthly searches.
Place 9 doesn't go directly to a Christmas movie, but to one that is often shown during the holiday season. 45,070 monthly searches exist for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Place 10 goes to arguably the most romantic of all Christmas movies: ACTUAL.LOVE racked up 44,380 monthly searches.
And, which is your favorite Christmas movie?