Deck the Halls 6.30pm, Nine, NBN ★★ PG. 2006. Horrible holiday fare that could be used as grounds for abolishing Christmas. Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick play neighbours feuding over Devito’s over-the-top Christmas decorations. The tit-for-tat feud escalates relentlessly but the fun, alas, does not. Jean De Florette 7.30pm, SBS TWO ★★★★ PG. 1986. Muchacclaimed French film by Claude Berri about the hunchbacked Jean (Gerard Depardieu) who inherits a block of land and resolves to farm it. His neighbours try to drive him off by blocking the secret spring that irrigates it. Deservedly won numerous European awards followed by its sequel Manon Des Sources, later this evening. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 8.30pm, Gem ★★★ PG. 2008. Fired governess Frances Mcdormand becomes secretary/confidante for scatterbrained chanteuse Amy Adams, juggling a stable of lovers in 1930s London. She not only blooms in the role, helping her employer find the right man, but may even find love for herself. Delightful adaptation of Winifred Watson’s novel. Easy Virtue 8.30pm, ABC1 ★★★ PG. 2008. Attractive adaptation of Noel Coward’s comedy of manners with Jessica Biel the American divorcee brought home as a bride into a stuffy English family, headed by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. Thomas hates her on sight and, try as she might, she’s always the square peg. Interesting and watchable.