TVNZ Highlights: 16 - 22 December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, this week with TVNZ.

Shortland StreetMonday 18 December, 7pm on TVNZ 2

It's finally here! This Monday, Shorty wraps up with a one-hour episode that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

The residents of Ferndale have faced a deadly volcano, suffered lost lives and broken hearts, welcomed back old faces and introduced new ones. 

How will this massive year end?

Will & Grace Christmas Special Monday 18 December, 8pm on TVNZ 2

For this extra-special Will & Grace episode, the gang are travelling back in time!

Will, Grace, Jack and Karen wish that they could have experienced Christmas in old New York City. 

However, they soon realise that the past was not as romantic as they pictured it.

Coca-Cola Christmas in the ParkSunday 17 December, 6pm on TVNZ 2

Celebrate the festive season with a magical night of homegrown, world-class entertainment. 

From carols to dance anthems and fireworks, it's a guaranteed fun-filled night!

This year, host Jason Gunn is joined by Kiwi entertainers including The Koi Boys, Hollie Smith and of course Santa himself!

 

Bad Santa 2Sunday 17 December, 9pm on TVNZ 2

Billy Bob Thornton dons the Santa suit once again...

Fuelled by greed, hatred and cheap whiskey, anti-hero Willie is giving the holidays another shot. 

Teaming up with his angry little sidekick once more, they're about to take Christmas to a whole new level of bad.

 

The Celebrity Chase - Christmas Special Thursday 21 December, 7pm on TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1's hit quiz show makes a prime time appearance, for a very special Christmas addition.

Four UK celebrities work together to try and win thousands of pounds for charity. 

But can they outwit all four festive Chasers?

 

Eat Well for Less at Christmas Thursday 21 December, 8pm on TVNZ 1

Gregg and Chris don their santa hats, to help one family save without scrimping this Christmas. 

The team will also show you how to save time, money and your sanity, when feeding your family for the holidays. 

 

 

Home and Away Summer Season Weeknights from 19 December, 7pm on TVNZ 2

Get ready for a scorcher of a summer with Home and Away!

Settling into the 7pm weeknights slot, there'll be no shortage of surf, sunshine and sizzling drama. 

If you thought this year was explosive, wait until you see what's coming 

 

The Real Full MontyMonday 18 December, 7pm on TVNZ 1

It was the box office smash hit of the 90s, known for its comic strip. 20 years later, The Full Monty is back with a twist.

This is The Real Full Monty, where eight celebrity strippers have six days to learn and rehearse the famous routine. 

Then they'll perform it, with their unique twist, in front of an audience of thousands at The London Palladium.

 

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web Wednesday 20 December, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2

Discover the story of the most wanted man online. 

Ths impressively detailed documentary uses exclusive archive material, including the NZ Police raid of Kim Dotcom's mansion. 

Explore the ins and outs of intellectual property, privacy, profit and piracy in the digital age.

 

Travel Man Christmas Wednesday 20 December, 8.30pm on DUKE

Richard Ayoade will be joined by Hollywood's favourite funny girl, Rebel Wilson. 

The pair travel to Florence for a 48-hour mini-break, checking out breathtaking views and marvellous masterpieces. 

They drive a classic Italian car, hunt for truffles and enjoy a Christmas feast topped off with glorious gelato. 

 

Streetmate Wednesday 20 December, from midday on TVNZ OnDemand

In a world where dating is all about apps, Scarlett Moffatt is doing it the old-fashioned way. 

This show takes those looking for love,  literally onto the streets, in order to find a potential date. 

Will a Streetmate date lead to love for these hopefuls? 

 

Obsessed with My Body Monday 18 December, 9.30pm on TVNZ 2

Gender stereotypes are thrown out the window in this special.

Follow several young men, whose lives are dominated by having the perfect pecks or on-fleek eyebrows. 

From bodybuilding to facial waxing, these youths are forever seeking peer approval. 

 

 

Elf

Thursday 21 December, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2

Buddy is a man raised as an elf, at the North Pole. 

When he gets too big for the community, he's sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. 

Starring Will Ferrell. 

 

 

Kids' Content Stream now on TVNZ OnDemand

TVNZ OnDemand has an additional 150 hours of kids' content, in time for the school holidays! 

The new line-up includes full seasons of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Rescue Bots, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Littlest Pet Shop and Kaijudo.

 

 

The 2017 Shortland Street cast.
The Will & Grace cast.
Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.
Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2
Bradley Walsh and the Chasers.
Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin in Eat Well for Less.
The Astoni family in Home and Away.
The Real Full Monty.
Kim Dotcom
Richard Ayoade in Travel Man
Scarlett Moffatt in Streetmate.
Obsessed with My Body
Will Ferrell in Elf.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic




















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