Family life School & Family 50 things to watch on TV this holiday Curl up on the sofa with your children this festive season to enjoy these top telly programmes 1 of Ad break Top 50 holiday TV programmesIs there anything good on telly this break? If you're a child, then the answer's yes - there's a wealth of recent movies, classic films and festive regulars to choose from. You won't be able to watch them all in one sitting, so follow our guide to find out when you need to set the recorder... Perfect for pre-schoolersGet your little one excited for Christmas with one of these TV specials. With old classic The Snowman and the new CBeebies Panto, these telly treats will definitely keep your tot entertained over the festive season. Pinocchio, BBC2, 24th December, 9.50am The Snowman, C4, 24th December, 1.35pm Bedtime Stories, CBeebies, 24th December, 6.50pm CBeebies Panto, CBeebies, 24th December, 5pm Fireman Sam Christmas Special, Five, 25th December, 7am Noddy Saves Christmas, Five, 25th December, 7.55am Bob The Builder Christmas to Remember, CBeebies, 25th December, 3.55pm The Gruffalo, BBC1, 25th December, 5.30pm Piglet’s Big Movie, BBC1, 30th December, 10am Tigger Movie, BBC1, 30th December, 11.10am Fun for 5-7 year oldsHave a family film sesh, with great movies including Roald Dahl's Matilda and classic Wallace & Gromit, or new TV programme James May’s Toy Stories, which sees James and his team build a two storey house made completely of LEGO! Scooby Doo Monsters Unleashed, ITV1, 19th December, 3.15pm Matilda, Five, 20th December, 3.30pm Johnny English, ITV1, 20th December, 3.50pm James May Toy Stories, BBC2, 20th December, 7pm Curious George, ITV1, 24th December, 10.25am Over the Hedge, BBC1, 24th December, 4.25pm Wallace & Gromit Wrong Trousers, BBC1, 24th December, 5.20pm Flushed Away, BBC1, 26th December, 3pm Wallace & Gromit in Curse of the Were Rabbit, BBC1, 26th December, 4.40pm Muppet Treasure Island, BBC1, 1st January, 11.05am Entertainment for 8-10 year oldsThere are some brilliant films for older children this festive season too. From imaginative favourites such as Nightmare before Christmas and Honey I Shrunk the Kids to brand new episodes of Doctor Who, you're spoilt for choice this year! Golden Compass, Sky Movies Family, 19th December, 11.40am Nightmare Before Christmas, BBC2, 20th December, 11.30am Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events , BBC3, 20th December, 7.25pm The Addams Family, Sky Movies Family, 21st December, 12 noon Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, BBC1, 24th December, 2.15pm Doctor Who 1, BBC1, 25th December, 6pm Bridge to Terabitha, BBC1, 26th December, 1.30pm March of the Penguins, ITV1, 26th December, 4.40pm Honey I Shrunk the Kids, BBC1, 29th December, 1.05pm Doctor Who 2, BBC1, 1st January, 6.40pm Continue slideshow > Must-see animationIf you’re looking for a Christmas classic, look no further, as we’ve found some fantastic animated movies. Polar Express will certainly put you in the festive mood, or if you’re looking for ways to cheer everyone up after the excitement of Christmas day has passed, pop Chicken Run or Madagascar on - sure to bring smiles to little faces. James & the Giant Peach, C4, 23rd December, 12.05pm Shrek 2, BBC1, 24th December, 5.45pm Bee Movie, Sky Movies Family, 25th December, 10.50am Polar Express, ITV1, 25th December, 1.10pm The Incredibles, BBC1, 25th December, 3.10pm Happy Feet, ITV1, 25th December, 3.40pm Chicken Run, BBC1, 27th December, 3.05pm The Tale of Jack Frost, CBBC, 29th December, 5.15pm The Magic Roundabout, BBC1, 31st December, 9.55am Madagascar, BBC1, 31st December, 4pm For all the familyNo festive telly season would be complete without a couple of these vintage classics. With old favourites including The Railway Children, 101 Dalmations, Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music, it’s safe to say there’s plenty of top TV for all the family to enjoy this Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street, C4, 20th December, 5.15pm Shrek The Halls, BBC1, 25th December, 4.55pm Herbie Fully Loaded, BBC1, 26th December, 11.40am The Sound of Music, Sky Movies Family, 27th December, 1.10pm 101 Dalmatians, BBC1, 28th December, 2.55pm Wallace & Gromit, A Matter of Loaf and Death, BBC1, 28th December, 7pm 102 Dalmatians, BBC1, 29th December, 2.35pm The Borrowers, Sky Movies Family, 29th December, 6.25pm Mary Poppins, BBC1, 30th December, 3.35pm The Railway Children, ITV1, 1st January, 2.50pm By Tessa Watkins Comments Daily deals from top retailers Latest on MadeForMums Frankie Bridge tells Wayne off after his I'm A Celeb sex comments Why I'm totally doing a Christmas Eve box Keira Knightley: How I’ll get my 19-month-old to sit still this Christmas Have you ever parked on zig zag lines to drop your kids to school?