Overview: From Loriot to the Grinch: these are the TV highlights for Christmas

Christmas is a long weekend this year - with Christmas Eve on Saturday, the first public holiday on Sunday and the second public holiday on Monday.

Overview: From Loriot to the Grinch: these are the TV highlights for Christmas

Christmas is a long weekend this year - with Christmas Eve on Saturday, the first public holiday on Sunday and the second public holiday on Monday. For many, this is the time of year when classic TV shows are a must.

An overview of highlights from major TV providers by genre:

The movie "When Hitler stole the pink rabbit" by Oscar winner Caroline Link starring Riva Krymalowski has its free TV premiere on December 25 (8:15 p.m.). At the same time, RTL is bringing the premiere of the dog film "Call of the Wilderness" with Harrison Ford. On December 26th at prime time, the ARD "crime scene" will again have competition from the ZDF "Traumschiff" - this time there will be a curious Christmas thriller from Munich in the first ("Mord unter Mistelen"), which is based on Agatha Christie, and in the second, Florian Silbereisen goes to Coco Island.

ZDF is again showing "Christmas Eve with Carmen Nebel" during prime time on December 24th, pre-recorded by the cozy open fire in the mountains. At the same time, SWR television is showing "Christmas with Andy Borg". MDR television has "Christmas at home" with Stefanie Hertel on the program from 7.45 p.m. For example, a guest is Ireen Sheer. On the first public holiday, ZDF will show "Dalli Dalli – the Christmas show" with Johannes B. Kerner and guessing celebrities such as Annette Frier and Bastian Pastewka from 8:15 p.m.

On the second holiday, RTL broadcasts the quiz "Who wants to be a millionaire? - The Christmas gambler special" with Günther Jauch, ProSieben at the same time "The duel around the world - Team Joko versus Team Klaas".

Vox is bringing "The Grinch" (4:05 p.m.) with Jim Carrey on Christmas Eve. Sat.1 shows "Kevin - Alone at Home" on Christmas Eve at 8:15 p.m. - for the ninth time in a row in this slot. SuperRTL has "Buddy - The Christmas Elf" in its primetime program. RTL brings the animated version of the green Christmas hater: "The Grinch" from 2018 (8:15 p.m.) – with the voice of Otto. Then "Santa Clause - A nice mess" will run.

3sat shows on December 25 (8:10 p.m.) "Isn't life beautiful?" (It's a Wonderful Life) with James Stewart from 1946, at the same time Vox releases "Pretty Woman" with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

ZDF has "Actually... Love" on the first public holiday (11:20 p.m.) and on the second public holiday "Notting Hill" (11:50 p.m.). ARD will show "The Little Lord" again on December 26 (3:50 p.m.).

The first shows "Three hazelnuts for Cinderella" on Christmas Eve at 1:40 p.m. (and on December 25, 11:05 a.m.). Some third parties also show the cult film. Later on Christmas Eve (9.45 p.m.) comes "Die Feuerzangenbowle" from 1944 with Heinz Rühmann on ARD. "Sissi" (Romy Schneider) falls in love with Emperor Franz Joseph (Karlheinz Böhm) in the ARD afternoon program. Part 1 comes on December 25th from 3.45 p.m. (Part 2, "Sissi - the young empress", from 5.30 p.m.). The third part ("Sissi - fateful years of an empress") runs on December 26 from 5.30 p.m.

On Christmas Eve at 3:05 p.m., the first shows the cult sketch "Loriot: Christmas at Hoppenstedt's" and then (3:30 p.m.) "Family Heinz Becker: Every year again" by and with Gerd Dudenhöffer. Old "Pumuckl" episodes are shown on BR television in the afternoon. ZDFneo will show all episodes of "Timm Thaler" from 1979 on Christmas Eve from 12.05 p.m., and classics such as "Black Forest Clinic" and "I'm Marrying a Family" will also come over the holidays. On December 26th (7:15 p.m.) the ZDF annual review “Album 2022 – Pictures of a Year” will run again with comments from Gert Anhalt.

24th of December:

11.55 a.m .: "Michel puts the world in order" (ZDF)

12:35 p.m .: "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray (Vox)

1.25 p.m .: “Michel in the soup bowl” (ZDF)

2.50 p.m .: “The Miracle of Manhattan” from 1994 (RTL)

4:05 p.m.: "The Grinch" with Jim Carrey (Vox).

8:15 p.m .: “Kevin – Home Alone” (Sat.1)

8:15 p.m .: “Buddy – The Christmas Elf” (SuperRTL)

8:15 p.m .: “The Grinch” from 2018 (RTL)

8:15 p.m .: "The greatest Muppet Christmas spectacle of all time" (Tele5)

9.45 p.m .: “The Feuerzangenbowle” (ARD)

9.50 p.m .: “Santa Clause – A nice gift” (RTL)

25 December:

3.45 p.m .: "Sissi" (ARD)

5.30 p.m .: “Sissi – the young empress” (ARD)

8:10 p.m .: “Isn’t life beautiful?” (3sat)

8:15 p.m.: "Pretty Woman" (Vox)

10:05 p.m .: “Santa Clause 2 – An even nicer gift” (RTL)

11:20 p.m .: “Actually … Love” (ZDF)

December 26:

12:05 a.m .: “Santa Clause 3 – A frosty mess” (RTL)

10.15 a.m .: “Santa Clause – A nice gift” (RTL)

12.10 p.m .: “Santa Clause 2 – An even nicer gift” (RTL)

2:05 p.m .: “Santa Clause 3 – A frosty mess” (RTL)

3.50 p.m .: “The Little Lord” (ARD)

5.30 p.m .: “Sissi – fateful years of an empress” (ARD)

11.50 p.m .: "Notting Hill" (ZDF)

"Three hazelnuts for Cinderella" on the holidays

December 24: 1.40 p.m. on ARD

December 24: 4:05 p.m. on NDR

December 24: 6:50 p.m. on One

December 24: 8:15 p.m. on WDR

December 24: 11:10 p.m. on SWR

December 25: 11:05 a.m. on ARD

25 December: 3.35 p.m. on RBB

December 26: 5:25 p.m. on MDR

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