What's On Weekly - 12/12/13

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Christmas is less than 2 weeks away so make sure you don't miss your chance to visit Santa in his grotto along with all those magical Christmas markets for some last minute treats.

For the evening get ready for some great Christmas TV, including Celebrity Juice and of course the long awaited for X Factor final!

Check out what's on this weekend:

Thursday

(12th Dec)

British Comedy Awards 2013 - Channel 4, 9.00pm

This year’s live annual ceremony, hosted by Jonathan Ross, honours the best comedy actors and actresses, entertainment personalities and newcomers, and the best TV and film comedies.

The nominees for this year include James Corden, Ant and Dec, Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Graham Norton, Sarah Millican and Lee Mack.

Get ready for a night full of laughter!

 

Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special - ITV2, 10.00pm

Keith Lemon hosts the annual Celebrity Juice Christmas special, with regulars Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, and a third guest team captain - Kelly Brook. 

Joining the panel for this festive edition are Olly Murs, Peter Andre, Kim Wilde, James Blunt, Vanessa White from the Saturdays and comedian Jason Byrne. 

It’s the last in the season and it’s set to be a messy one!

 

Friday 

(13th Dec)

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second instalment in this fantasy series. 

With Gandalf (Ian McKellen) missing, Baggins and the dwarves must make their own way through the dangerous forest in search of the Secret Door that will let them get their hands on the hoard of Smaug, the dragon. But with a variety of deadly creatures and Smaug himself standing in the way, it’s going to be no easy feat. 

Buy Vue Cinema tickets online for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

 

Saturday

(14th Dec)

Meet Father Christmas with the National Trust

With Christmas fast approaching, Father Christmas is bound to be getting busy!

Luckily for you he's planned to make some special stops on his way in some of the National Trust locations across the UK.

Make your week extra magical this December and join Father Christmas in one of his festive grottos, which include Victorian homes, ancient castles, enchanting forests and festive stables. 

Here are National Trust's best grottos to visit this Christmas:

Croome, Worcestershire

Visit Father Christmas: 14th-15th & 21st-22nd December from 11am to 3pm

Mount Stewart, County Down

Santa Experience: 13th-15th & 18th-23rd December from 10am to 4pm

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire

A Victorian Christmas at the Mill: 14th-15th December from 11am to 3pm

Killerton, Devon

Victorian Father Christmas: 14th & 21st December from 2pm to 3.30pm

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Christmas at Chirk Castle: 7th-22nd December from 11am to 4pm

Ickworth, Suffolk

Family Christmas Sparkle: 14th-15th & 21st-22nd December from 11am to 4pm

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire

Story Time with Santa: 14th-15th & 21st-22nd December at timed intervals from 11.30am to 3.15pm

Nymans, West Sussex

Santa's Grotto and Reindeer Trail: 14th-15th and 21st-22nd December from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Father Christmas visits Coleton Fishacre: 15th December from 2-3.30pm

For more information visit the National Trust

 

The X Factor Final Part 1 - ITV, 8.00pm

You know Christmas is close when this time of year comes around, it’s the X Factor final! Join the final 3 - Sam Bailey, Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald as they head to Wembley Arena to battle it out in the first part of the final this Saturday. At the end of the show the results from the phone-in are announced, with the least popular contestant getting the boot. The final 2 will go onto the last stage on Sunday. 

The song list for the final 3 has already been announced: 

Luke Friend has the challenge of performing both “We Are Young” by FUN and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”. 

Sam Bailey will be belting out Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” and “The Power of Love” by Jennifer Rush. 

Finally Nicholas McDonald is to perform “Candy” by Robbie Williams and Sarah McLachlan's “Angel”.

The 2 part grand final will also feature performances from Elton John, The Killers, One Direction, Katy Perry and Tom Odell!

Who’s your winner?

 

Sunday 

(15th Dec)

Sports Personality of the Year 2013 - BBC1, 7.40pm

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the show which will see the successor to Bradley Wiggins crowned, live from the First Direct Arena in Leeds, 

The 10 contenders for the title are Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Tour de France victor Chris Froome, sailor Ben Ainslie, athletics gold medallists Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Hannah Cockroft, England cricketer Ian Bell, British & Irish Lions hero Leigh Halfpenny, record-breaking jockey AP McCoy and US Open golf champion Justin Rose.

 

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