As far as Christmas is concerned, it has always been a special time on television across the world given that it calls for a double celebration- Christmas on December 25 and the New Year approaching just a few days later. Broadcasters work on their special programming in keeping with the festive cheer and also look at the best way to bring in more viewers. This is the time when all the channels across various genres (GEC, kids, music, movies and lifestyle) get in the mood to celebrate this festive occasion by offering some of the most entertaining content for their target audience.
Starting with kids channel, Nickelodeon showcased the 12th television movie of ‘Motu Patlu’ on December 25 at 11.30am. Sonic channel is holding a contest for their audience (kids) where they can spot the gift to win by tuning into the channel from December 19 to January 19 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Cartoon Network had lined up some contest for its viewers where the winners will win tickets to CN Amazone Park in Thailand.
Pogo, on the other hand, launched a new show called ‘Appu-The Yogic Elephant’ at 8.30pm. It also premiered a new television movie of their popular character Chota Bheem called ‘Super Bheem: Fire and Ice’ on December 25 at 10.30 am. Pogo will show a movie of one of their popular characters Mighty Raju called ‘Light of Astrome’ on December 31 at 10.30 am.
Infotainment channel History TV18 premiered ‘The Bible’ from December 24 at 9pm. This 10-part miniseries features some of the best-known stories ever written from Noah's Ark to the Exodus, and the life and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in the Bible.
English GEC Colors Infinty aired season 1 and 2 of reality show ‘Troy’ back-to-back on December 24 and 25 from 12 pm onwards. Meanwhile Comedy Central showcased all Christmas episodes from popular shows like ‘Friends’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Community’, ‘Citizen Khan’ and ‘The Mindy Project’ on December 25 on 10 am.
Starting December 25 at 11 am, Star Movies brought popular animated titles from Disney as part of the ‘Jingle All Day’ festival, including ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Brave,’ ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Inside Out.’
Vh1 put out a Christmas playlist in their programming called Vh1 Winter Wonderland on December 25 from 12 pm. 9X0 played all Christmas songs from December 17 to December 25 and an all day countdown will be presented on December 31.
9X Jalwa played a special episode of ‘Halkat Sawal’ featuring their characters Halkat and Sawal. Marathi music channel 9X Jhakaas also has a party playlist for their show ‘Party De’, from December 25 to 31, 9pm onwards.