ON THE box
Cuddle up on the couch with your loved ones and enjoy our picks of the best festive viewing this week
SUN 18.12 Mariah’s World E! (DStv channel 124), 8pm
This gives fans, viewers and “lambs” alike a peek into the life of the award-winning singer, songwriter and icon Mariah Carey. During the eight-part series, Mariah is faced with overwhelming demands as she launches her world tour while being a loving, doting mommy to her twins.
THU 22.12 Hairspray Live! M-Net (DStv channel 101), 7.30pm
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical makes a colourful debut on the small screen, retelling the tale of a fun-loving plussize teen living in Baltimore during the 60s.
FRI 23.12 Jamie’s Big Family Christmas BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174), 8.16pm
The pukka chef reveals how to make the most succulent roast turkey with gravy and also gives some insider tricks on the best ways to use leftovers.
SAT 24.12 Arthur Christmas (2011) e.tv (DStv channel 194), 7.30pm
Every child wonders: “How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” Arthur Christmas provides an incredible answer.
Emeli Sandé Live at the Royal Albert Hall
SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 5pm Acclaimed Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé delivers a performance of a lifetime at the Royal Albert Hall.
Santa Hunters (2014)
SABC1 (DStv channel 191), 8pm Four children try to claim that Santa Claus is real in this movie by Nickelodeon.
PICK OF THE STREAM Barbie: A Perfect Christmas Available on Showmax
Join Barbie and her three sisters as they discover the joys of a truly perfect Christmas. This will not only entertain kids, but teach them a lesson about holiday spirit.
JAMIE’S BIG FAMILY CHRISTMAS
EMELI SANDÉ LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
BARBIE: A PERFECT CHRISTMAS