Media Release: Thursday November 23, 2017
12 Days of Christmas Pop Up Movie Channel
From Thursday December 14 to Monday December 25
Also available On Demand or stream on Foxtel Now
On the first day of Christmas, Foxtel Movies gave to me – some amazing Christmas movies, all in HD! Alert the elves, grab your candy canes and get ready for the best thing since Santa came down the chimney. Foxtel Movies brings a 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up event filled with nothing but the silly season spirit.
Sleigh ride your way to the Foxtel Movies Pop Up on Channel 400 from 6am Wednesday December 14 through to Christmas Day. The 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up features classic Christmas films like Deck The Halls (2006), A Dennis The Menace Christmas (2007), Surviving Christmas (2004) and Jack Frost (1998), oh what fun!
Why is it film lovers just can’t get enough of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) or Scott Calvin (Tim Allen)? It’s because each viewing just keeps on giving. The following festive favourites are included in the 12 day event:
December 14: Home Alone (1990) An 8-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone in the Christmas holidays by his family and ends up using all his wits to foil two dastardly thieves. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
December 15: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Animation voiced by Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.
December 16: The Santa Clause (1994) When a man accidentally slays Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. Starring Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold.
December 17: A Christmas Carol (2009) An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. Voiced by Jim Carrey.
December 18: Love the Coopers (2015) The Coopers try and survive their annual Christmas celebration. Stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Steve Martin.
December 19: Miracle on 34th Street (1994) A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. Stars Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Dylan McDermott.
December 20: The Family Stone (2005) An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson and many more.
December 21: Elf (2003) Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Stars Will Ferrell and James Caan.
December 22: Office Christmas Party (2016) When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the Branch Manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. Stars Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon and many more.
December 23: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Jeffrey Tambour.
December 24: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992) One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
December 25: Four Holidays (2008) Kate (Reese Witherspoon) and Brad (Vince Vaughan) are a young couple who struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents at Christmas.
In addition to all the above films, the 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up will also include The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Saving Santa (2013), Every Christmas Has A Story (2016), Bad Santa 2 (2016), A Christmas Melody (2015), Christmas Trade (2015), Angels Sing (2013), The Year Without A Santa Claus (2006), and many more!
The 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up channel will be available in HD to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is now home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive Pop Up movie events. All the 12 Days of Christmas Pop Up movies will also be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed On Demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. See www.foxtel.com.au/movies for more info.