A GOOD Christmas Day’s Entertainment
Spending a quiet Christmas Day at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a moving Church service, beautiful music, entertaining movies and enlightening documentary features! Your Christmas Day with GOOD is everything you need for an enjoyable day filled with inspiration, love and hope. Here’s our suggestions for a day of fun, singing, adventure, learning, laughter and magic.
If you’re an early riser, or you just want a couple more hours sleep and need the kids entertained the GOOD early morning program includes Veggie Tales, Spark Story Bible Adventures, Superbook: A Christmas Adventure and other kids Christmas specials from *6:00am – 8:30am
Time for Church so head with us to Shepherd’s Grove Church in California and the team at Hour of Power for a beautiful Christmas service. Enjoy the telling of the Christmas story and sing along with the Carols
Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of one of the world’s most popular carols in The First Silent Night. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as the city of Salzburg. There we meet two impoverished children – Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber – who grew up in Austria’s cobbled streets and wooded villages. The hard years that shaped them would also destine them to meet one day in a poor country church to unite Gruber’s music and Mohr’s text into this classic carol about the birth of a third poor boy on a special night in Bethlehem. Silent Night would speak a message of hope to their country, recovering from the harsh Napoleonic wars that had devastated their cities and villages. The guns would fall silent at last, replaced by the gentle strains of music.
Movie – A Christmas Stray
A man finds himself hopelessly stranded in a small town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the stray dog who ran him off the road, and irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, local veterinarian.
Movie – The Star
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
More Veggie Tales this afternoon with The Star of Christmas then at other fun shows for the youngest members of the family.
Movie – Christmas in the Smokies
Clinging to the only life she’s ever known, a headstrong woman (along with her loving parents) finds herself on the verge of losing her family’s berry farm in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, to an impending retail expansion. Over one eventful holiday season, she tries every avenue possible to save the farm. But, when the local town leaders notify her that they will have to seize the property after the holidays, her last hope to unite the town, is to throw a Christmas concert on the farm, headlined by her former love, a ne’er-do-well country music superstar. As the day of the concert approaches, they all must learn the value of family, faith and community – before time runs out.
Movie – Christmas in My Heart
When concert violinist Beth travels home from New York for Christmas after her mother’s passing, she rediscovers the joy of her small hometown. While organising a kids’ end of year recital in honour of her late mother, Beth begins tutoring aspiring violinist Katie, a student at the school and daughter of local country star Sean Grant, who left music after his wife’s death. As Beth teaches Katie, she and Sean clash over their different approaches to music, but Sean is eventually won over by the way Beth is able to connect with his daughter. As the three experience the joy of the season together, Beth inspires Sean to start writing music again, and Sean motivates Beth to try out for the local orchestra. When Beth gets the spot, she grapples with the idea of moving back home for good. But as she deepens her connection with Sean and Katie while reconnecting with her community, it becomes clear where she belongs.
Movie – I Heard the Bells
This is the inspiring story behind the writing of the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Known as America’s Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic life…until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it’s the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet’s lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith.
Movie – Christmas Cookies
Hannah Harper (Jill Wagner) isn’t a big fan of Christmas, but she is forced to immerse herself in the silly season when she’s dispatched by her company to a Christmas-themed town called Cookie Jar. Hannah’s tasked with negotiating the purchase of a small company affectionately known as The Aunt Sally Christmas Cookie Company that will relocate to Buffalo, leaving the town of Cookie Jar to wither away. But when the owner of the cookie company refuses to close the deal before Christmas Day, Hannah must spend the holidays in the enchanted little town, where she will find a renewed love for Christmas, and a bit of romance along the way.
12:00am* – return to regular programming.
Of course, this is purely our Broadcast and live stream schedule. There are hours and hours of wonderful Christmas entertainment available ON DEMAND on GOOD so you can hand pick your own day full of the things you love from music to movies, documentaries and series.
Merry Christmas from all the team at GOOD. May your Christmas be Holy, blessed and full of joy. Thank you for bringing us into your homes this year!
* Times listed for the broadcast and live stream are AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight-saving Time