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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 2024

What date does Great! Christmas start?

Great! transforms annually from the Romance channel to a Christmas channel dedicated to festive flicks, this will be early September 2024 through to early January 2025.   

Predicted to Launch: Thursday 5th September 2024

Previous Launch Dates

  • Thursday 7th September 2023 – Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • 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 2024

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 2024

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 2024

Prime members also get a limited selection of free Christmas movies check out this year’s offerings Amazon Prime Christmas Movie List 2024

Lastly, Netflix has a huge Christmas Movie section available to members, check out this year’s offerings Netflix Christmas Movie List 2024

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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