Oh, it’s Christmas. Carols season is starting, & the Christmas movies pick up a gear, with two absolute crackers dropping out this week. As for the rest of the schedule… Well… The 3rd Ashes test (this one from Perth) signals the return of Warnie to our screens – ’nuff said. But if you dig deeper you’ll see there is some wonderful fare for consumption – but just be prepared do go looking (or trust me). If you love Christmas, you’ve come to the right place too!


  • Glee (rpt) – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Shield (Two rpt eps) – Mon 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Southland – Mon 10:30pm, GEM
  • Modern Family (rpt) – Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Raising Hope – Wed 8pm, Ch10
  • Recruits – Thu 8pm, Ch10
  • Rake – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Carols In The Domain – Sat 8:30pm, Ch7


  • Smokey & The Bandit – Sun 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Community (Two eps) – Tue 9:30pm, GO!
  • Survivor:Nicaraga – Tue 9:30pm(ish), Ch9
  • Sleek Geeks – Thu 8pm, ABC1
  • Powderfinger: The Final Odyssey (rpt) – Fri 10:05pm, ABC2
  • It’s A Wonderful Life – Sat 8:30pm, ABC2


  • Undercover Boss US – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Stephen Fry in America (rpt) – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Bad Santa – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • Most Shocking: Top 20 – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Fringe – Wed 8:30pm, GO!
  • Back To The Future 2 – Sat 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear – Sat 11pm, Ch10


  • Hamish & Andy’s Reministmas Special (rpt) – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Angela Bishop’s Oprah in Oz interview – Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Lord Mayor’s Carols In The City – Fri 7:30pm, Ch9 [BNE only]
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Fri 8:30pm, Ch7
  • The Celebrity Singing Bee – Sat 7:30pm, Ch9


  • The Trophy Room – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Warnie – Thu 8:40pm, Ch9

Rake has shot to the top of my “new content worth watching over Christmas” list, equalling Raising Hope. Rake for quality drama; Raising Hope for insane hilarity. I’ve included Smokey & The Bandit to remind us of what a different time 70’s movies & TV was – and just how big the moustache on Burt Reynolds was. There’s also the pick of the Christmas movies this week – It’s A Wonderful Life & Bad Santa (good for polar opposite reasons).