Film4 Christmas

The festive film season on 4 this year features the premieres of the Oscar-winning Woody Allen comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlet Johansson; and Bruno, the outrageous comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as the Austrian fashionista who is let loose in the States.

Christmas treats include Elf, the beloved yuletide favourite with Will Ferrell; Fred Claus, which stars Vince Vaughn as Santa’s bitter older brother; and The Muppets Christmas Carol, in which Kermit and the gang return in their version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, with Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Other family treats include The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews; animated feline fun in Garfield; and premiere of Penelope, starring Christina Ricci as a young girl looking for love, despite suffering family ‘curse’.

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