Eve’s Christmas is just one movie that viewers can enjoy this festive season. It’s one of six newly launched, proudly South African Christmas Movies on DStv.

Eve’s Christmas premieres on Showmax on 24 December, 2021, and also shows on M-Net Movies 1 on 25 December at 12.12pm. This comedy from Die Byl actor Marvin-Lee Beukes follows feuding siblings, Carl and Eve, who finally face their differences when Carl’s son requests that Eve come to visit for Christmas.

It stars Juliette Pauling (Tali’s Baby Diary) and Mark Elderkin (Reyka, Black Sails). Eve’s Christmas is directed by Marvin-Lee Beukes and Ephraim Gordon.

Joyful festive fare

Joy is top of the agenda as DStv rolls out it all out. M-Net and Showmax have curated content with relatable themes of love, loss, generosity and festive cheer.

Starring the likes of June van Merch, Natalie Robbie, Zola Nombona, Phumlani Magadla, Hamilton Dlamini and Sthandiwe Kgoroge, the movies are a celebration of all things South African.

Through its Choose Joy campaign, DStv screens the freshest local and international content. Fan favourites such as the new season of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Season 3, on TLC (DStv Channel 135), and Come Dine with Me: South Africa, Season 7 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174) also return.

Nativity on Showmax
Nativity on Showmax

Christmas movies on DStv

M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) 

Nativity (11 December at ​​12.45pm; available on Showmax on 24 December): Nagvlug Films (Skemerdans, Barakat) brings audiences a holiday-themed comedy starring the iconic South African actress June van Merch. A community group plans a Christmas show to save their local hall – but will things go as planned? Featuring David Isaacs and directed by Bianca Flanders (Wedding Fever).

Season’s Feelings (Showmax premiered 9 December; on M-Net Movies 1 on 18 December at 1.55pm): SAFTA-winner Jozua Malherbe teams up with Wonderlus producer Zandré Coetzer for a holiday comedy that follows a group of outsiders as they travel to a Xmas party. Starring Natalie Robbie, Zandile Lujabe and Kiroshan Naidoo.

Asseblief & Dankie (Showmax premieres 25 December; showing on kykNET on 25 December at 8pm): A homeless woman saves the life of a wealthy CEO, and in an unusual moment of Christmas spirit, he invites her to recover in his luxury penthouse. He laughs off her claims to be from another world – until his own starts tipping over. SAFTA-winner Crystal-Donna Roberts stars with Laudo Liebenberg in this offering from Marche Media (Kanarie).

Boxing Day (Showmax premieres 23 December): Zola Nombona and Hamilton Dlamini star in this Christmas comedy directed by SAFTA-nominee Mandla N (Lockdown, Loving Thokoza). Two siblings kidnap a government official to obtain money to help bury their grandma. Boxing Day also features Phumlani Magadla and Sthandiwe Kgoroge.

Love Lies and Hybrids film
Love, Lies and Hybrids

Love, Lies And Hybrids (Showmax premieres 31 December): Daniel is excited to surprise his fiance Jessica during her stay at a mountain cabin, but when he gets there he finds something more shocking than he could imagine. Starring Meghan Oberholzer, Shamilla Miller (The Girl from St. Agnes) and Alexander Maniatis. Love, Lies and Hybrids is directed by two-time SAFTA winner Amanda Lane (Is’thunzi, 4Play: Sex Tips For Girls).

What: Christmas movies on DStv – Choose Joy
Where: M-Net Movies 1, channel 104, and Showmax
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