Best on the Box highlights for December 7th and over on Channel 5 Noddy Holder is looking at some of Britain’s most OTT amateur Christmas light displays.


ONE TO WATCH: BRITAIN’S CRAZIEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, CHANNEL 5 at 9.20pm

Narrated by Slade frontman Noddy Holder, ‘Britain’s Craziest Christmas Lights’ follows some of UK’s most festive homeowners as they transform their suburban semis into arctic wonderlands for Christmas 2019.

This warm-hearted documentary meets four sets of Christmas lights obsessives who will do whatever it takes to put on stunning displays. In Bristol, builder brothers Lee and Paul take over their childhood home to put on one of the West Country’s biggest extravaganzas. This year is their 25th anniversary—they have been lighting up the neighbourhood since 1994, and spend a whopping £1,000 a year on festivities.

It is a precision operation,but that doesn’t stop sibling disagreements… But 25 years is a drop in the ocean for lights pioneer Dave—he has been transforming his Hertfordshire semi into a dazzling festive palace since 1974. He is now gearing up for his 41st big switch-on, but at 86 years old, will he be quite so hands-on? He has a host of potential celebrities lined up to turn on the lights, from Brian Connelly to Danny Dyer —but who will make it on the night?

For Wayne and his dad John, the Christmas light show must go on, despite sadly losing his mum to cancer. Back in 2013, Wayne’s Derbyshire display was meant to be lights and music in perfect harmony, but it hit a bum note.

This year he has a new control room (aka shed) and new computer software. So can he pull of the perfect spectacular?

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 U, SKY CINEMA, from today

Fans of Blumhouse’s surprising and gleefully fun horror take on the Groundhog Day format, Happy Death Day, have a sequel worth celebrating as Happy Death Day 2 U arrives on Sky Store.

This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was actually much easier than what she’s about to come up against.

Now stuck in a parallel universe where the boyfriend is with someone else and yet another masked killer in on the loose, Tree has to hurl herself into a world of meta mayhem to get everything back on track.

LET IT SNOW, streaming now on NETFLIX

When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town.

Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same. Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.

Let It Snow stars Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.

MICHAEL McINTYRE’S BIG SHOW, BBC ONE at 8.20pm

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show continues on BBC One from The London Palladium in the heart of the West End.

Joining Michael this week is global superstar Camila Cabello who will be singing her new single, Easy, while former King Of The Jungle and football legend Harry Redknapp hands over his phone to play Send To All.

Michael also wakes up one of the biggest boy bands in the world for an extra special Midnight Gameshow With Westlife, plus there are incredible surprises in store for members of the audience.

TITANIC: THE NEW EVIDENCE, CHANNEL 4 at 7pm

There’s a lot of repeats around at the moment, some better than others such as this from Channel 4.

She was the largest ship ever built and believed to be unsinkable. When RMS Titanic went down on her maiden voyage taking 1500 people to their death, it shocked the world and started a debate that still rages today. Why, when the Titanic received several warnings of icebergs ahead, did the captain steam full speed towards them without changing course?

Two hours after the collision, the Titanic was safely afloat before she inexplicably gave way and took hundreds of passengers to their deaths. What happened to make her sink so rapidly? Titanic: The New Evidence brings to life, in full moving colour, recently unearthed photographs of the launch and maiden voyage of RMS Titanic.

The photographs reveal an intriguing clue: a previously unseen mark on the hull that launches investigative journalist and Titanic expert Senan Molony into a fresh investigation into the mystery of the sinking. Senan discovers that behind the dark mark a fire was raging in the ship’s boiler rooms: a fire ultimately responsible for the most controversial tragedy in maritime history. Shockingly, the owners of the Titanic knew about the fire before she left port and deliberately kept it secret from their passengers. And Senan believes that, in the wake of the disaster, White Star’s Chairman, J Bruce Ismay, did everything he could to keep the real story from getting out.


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