On TV Wednesday December 22: the unmissable French Christmas comedy

Every day, find the program of films and series to watch on TV. Tonight: a cult French comedy, the first installment of a sci-fi franchise and Emilia Clarke in a Christmas story.


THE FILM OF THE DAY

Directed in 1982 by Jean-Marie Poiré, Santa Clause is garbage is the film adaptation of the eponymous play created by the Splendid troupe three years earlier. Despite mixed success when it was released in theaters (with 1,582,732 admissions; less than for Les Bronzés), the film acquired its status as a cult French comedy film as it was broadcast on TV. Impossible therefore, to resist the call of the winter viewing of this real remedy against the gloom thanks to dialogues rolled under the armpits which always hit the mark!

Father Christmas is junk by Jean-Marie Poiré with Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel …

Tonight on France 2 at 9:05 p.m.

ALSO ON TV TONIGHT

TF1 – 9:05 p.m.

Matrix of Lilly and Lana Wachowski with Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss …

From 12 years old

Anonymous programmer in an administrative department by day, Thomas Anderson becomes Neo at night. Under this pseudonym, he is one of the most wanted hackers in cyberspace. Straddling two worlds, Neo is assailed by strange dreams and encrypted messages from a certain Morpheus. He urges him to go beyond appearances and find the answer to the question that constantly haunts his thoughts: what is the Matrix? Nobody knows. But Morpheus is convinced that Neo is the Chosen One, the mythical liberator of humanity announced according to the prophecy. Together, they embark on a never-ending fight against the Matrix and its terrible agents …

CANAL + – 9:10 p.m.

Last Christmas by Paul Feig with Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh …

Kate drags behind her a series of bad decisions and wanders around London to the sound of bells hanging from her elf boots, the only job she has managed to land in a Christmas shop. This is why she cannot believe her eyes when she meets Tom who seems to see in her much more than she lets appear. As the city dresses up in its finery for the holiday season, nothing seemed to predispose them to form a relationship. But sometimes, you just have to let the magic of Christmas operate, open your heart and believe in it …

Arte – 8:55 p.m.

Comancheria by David Mackenzie with Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges …

From 12 years old

After the death of their mother, two brothers organize a series of robberies, targeting only the branches of the same bank. They only have a few days to avoid foreclosure of their family property, and plan to pay the bank back with their own money. Following them, a soon to be retired ranger and his deputy, determined to stop them.

C8 – 9:15 p.m.

The Murdoch Investigations with Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy …

Season 0 Episode 1: At the end of the performance of “The Little Match Girl” performed by Mary Pichford, a prominent Toronto philanthropist is found dead. The evening was to be followed by a distribution of gifts intended for the poor, but the presents are gone … Murdoch, Ogden, Brackenreid, Crabtree and all the policemen at Station 4 are on their teeth … Who killed the Toronto Santa?

NRJ12 – 9:05 p.m.

The Legend of the Crystal Skulls by Todor Chapkanov with Richard Burgi, Wendy Glenn, Sam Redford …

From 10 years old

In 2012 man faces the end of the world. Our planet is being sucked in by a black hole which causes massive tidal waves, earthquakes and storms … Man now has only one chance to survive: to build a giant space ark …

CSTAR – 9:00 p.m.

A family resemblance by Cédric Klapisch with Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot …

From 10 years old

Every week in the Menard family, we meet at the café where Henri is the owner and we all go to eat together at the Dukes of Brittany. This evening, which is however a day of celebration, because it is the birthday of Yolande the daughter-in-law, an incident will come to disturb the habits. Arlette, Henri’s wife, left for a week to reflect, which will destabilize the other members of the family.

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