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The Twenty Fourth of December

Christmas Eve

Settle in, you have arrived. It is Christmas. The Christmas Film World Cup final takes place, if you are panic buying in the shops, you should be home in time to hear the result in the evening.

Have a very happy Christmas everyone!

The 2022 Christmas Film World Cup Final is underway today, Scrooged and Elf are battling it out for the crown here!


Here is a selection of some entertainment to enjoy as you welcome in the festive season:

The Carol Service from King's College, Cambridge

The Carpenters 1977 Christmas Special

Perry Como's Christmas in England (1984)

Home Improvement Christmas Episode

The Walton's Christmas Movie "The Homecoming"

The Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show (1969)

The Fast Show Christmas Special (1996)

Screenwipe Christmas Special (2007)

10 hours of fireplace in HD

We have also compiled a playlist of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas messages on our YouTube channel. You can find this here.

December 24th in History


  • 1818 – The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria

  • 1952 – First flight of Britain's Handley Page Victor strategic bomber.

  • 2003 – The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.


  • 1166 – John, King of England (died 1216)

  • 1905 – Howard Hughes, American businessman, engineer, and pilot (died 1976)

  • 1940 – Anthony Fauci, American physician, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • 1945 – Lemmy, English hard rock singer-songwriter and bass player (died 2015)

  • 1963 – Caroline Aherne, English actress, producer, and screenwriter (died 2016)


  • 1524 – Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (born 1469)

  • 2016 – Rick Parfitt, British musician (born 1948)

Christmas films

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

A much loved classic and as comfy as an easy chair on Christmas Eve and a consistent performer in the Christmas Film World Cup.

Group C First Seed : 2018 Losing finalist and a twice quarter finalist, Kevin was sent home at the Semi Final stage by Elf in 2022.

Christmas Music

Twice semi finalist and defeated finalist, Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is you" is a giant of the Christmas music world and an evergreen favourite. Read about her record breaking feats here.

Christmas champion in 2016 and twice quarter finalist the 1973 stonker was pipped to the UK number one spot in 1973 in a race that would launch the Christmas song craze. "I wish it could be Christmas everyday" is one of the greatest earning tracks of all time. Have a listen and learn more here.

"It's CHRISTMAS!!!!" The 1973 UK number one and the biggest royalties earner in the Christmas song world, no Christmas is complete without Noddy hollering at you, so crank it up and sing along "Merry Xmas Everybody!!"


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