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Great! is a popular FREE 24/7 channel offering a huge array of films. During the Christmas period (September – January) the channel: Great! Romance rebrands as Great! Christmas.

Great! Christmas

The free movie channel showcases back-to-back festive films, all day long. Don’t expect any big hits, though. Just plenty of Hallmark Classics and Christmas cheese.


Great! Movies Christmas

Is there a UK Christmas TV Channel?

There are two completely free Christmas Movie Channels in the UK. Great! and Christmas 24, which both offer 24/7 festive films in the run-up to Christmas. 

What Channel is Great! Christmas on?

Where can I watch the great movies Christmas channel?

  • Freeview 52
  • Sky 319
  • Sky Glass/Stream 317
  • Virgin 424
  • Freesat 303

Great! Christmas Movie Channel Date 2023

What date does Great! Christmas start?

Great! transforms annually from the Romance channel to a Christmas channel dedicated to festive flicks, this will be on the 7th of September 2023 all the way through to early January 2024.  The Channel will kick off at 8am with the festive film ‘Northpole’ (2014 )

Confirmed to Launch: Thursday 7th September 2023

Previous Launch Dates

  • Thursday 8th September 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023
  • Thursday 23rd September 2021 – Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • Thursday 24th September 2020 – Monday 4th January 2021


Is Great! Christmas a Free Channel?

Great! Christmas Channel is 100% free for viewers. The channel is ad and sponsor funded.


Great! Channels Movie Highlights 2023

Here are some of the best festive flicks available from Great!

  • A Christmas Melody (Mariah Carey)
  •  Call Me Claus (Whoopi Goldberg)
  • A Christmas Star (Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Suranne Jones)
  • Oliver!
  • The Christmas Candle (Susan Boyle)
  • The Mistletoe Promise
  • Welcome to Christmas
  • Northpole

Where Else Can I Watch Christmas Movies?

Christmas 24! is another free (for Sky and Virgin users) movie channel that changes over from Movies24 in September to early January and shows only Christmas movies – Here’s when Christmas 24 Launches in 2023

Disney+ subscription members get every Disney Christmas movie and Christmas special as part of their plan. check out this year’s offerings Disney+ Christmas Movie List 2023

Prime members also get a limited selection of free Christmas movies check out this year’s offerings Amazon Prime Christmas Movie List 2023

Lastly, Netflix has a huge Christmas Movie section available to members, check out this year’s offerings Netflix Christmas Movie List 2023

Check out our free ultimate Christmas Movies Quiz

If you’re a fan of Christmas films, why not watch one movie per day in the run-up to Christmas, starting December 1st? Use our Adults Christmas Movie Advent or our Christmas Movie Advent for kids for inspiration!

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