This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, December 25 2014

06:00The Ugly Duckling and Me! Film (2006) Children's animated comedy. Hans Christian Andersen's fable is updated to tell the story of Ratso, a showbiz agent who thinks he can make big money from exhibiting an ugly hatchling. 
07:30Prep & Landing Emmy award-winning animation Prep & Landing is the story of an elite unit of elves who ensure that every house around the world is ready for a visit from Santa Claus. 
07:55Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice The animated adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. The duo must recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking naughty kid. 
08:20Father Christmas Classic animation based on Raymond Briggs's book. What does Father Christmas do with himself for the other 364 days of the year? Here's a chance to find out. Voiced by Mel Smith. 
08:55Animals United Film (2010) Children's animated adventure. A drought in Africa prompts a meerkat and a lion to join forces with animals from around the world to find water and seek environmental justice. 
10:45The Simpsons Miracle on Evergreen Terrace When Bart destroys the family's Christmas tree and presents, his lies about a burglar stealing them spiral out of control... 
11:15The Simpsons Dude, Where's My Ranch? After Homer has a hit record with an anti-Ned Flanders Christmas carol, the family decide to get away from it all at a ranch. 
11:45The Simpsons 'Tis the Fifteenth Season: After seeing A Christmas Carol on TV, Homer realises he's been too selfish and decides to make amends, culminating in a 'nice-off' with Ned Flanders. 
12:15Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas When Sid accidentally ruins one of Manny's Christmas traditions, he's told that he will be on Santa's naughty list. So he heads to the North Pole to plead his case directly to Santa Claus. 
12:45The Snowman Raymond Briggs's classic animated tale of a little boy's snowman that comes to life and whisks him off to the North Pole for an adventure. 
13:20The Snowman and the Snowdog Charming animated sequel to Raymond Briggs's classic The Snowman. When a young boy and his mother move house, he builds a Snowman and a Snowdog who magically come to life. 
13:50The Alternative Christmas Message Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day message. First airing in 1993, the Alternative Christmas Message has featured an illustrious and varied selection of presenters. 
13:55Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
14:05Scrooged Film (1988) Black comedy. Bill Murray stars in this take on Dickens' classic as a misanthropic TV executive whose life is turned around by three very different Christmas ghosts. With Carol Kane. 
16:00Big Film (1988) Comedy-drama. After young Josh Baskin (David Moscow) asks a mechanical fortune teller to make him grow up, he wakes the next day as an adult (Tom Hanks). 
18:00Arthur Christmas Film (2011) Aardman CGI animated comedy. When a little girl's Christmas present is forgotten, Santa's son Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy) sets out to deliver it - causing mayhem along the way. 
20:00Frozen at Christmas Entertaining, in-depth look at the incredible story of Disney's Frozen, the most successful animated film of all time, hearing from film-makers, performers, celebrities, critics and fans. 
21:00Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas... ...Special Joining Alan for festive fun are Terry Wogan, Sarah Millican, Dan Stevens, Emma Willis, Phillip Schofield and Gino D'Acampo, plus music from Sam Smith, George Ezra and McBusted. 
23:008 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special In this special festive edition of the show, Jimmy Carr and team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock are joined by special guests Freddie Flintoff, Ricky Wilson and Roisin Conaty. 
00:00Father Ted Christmas Special Father Ted and Father Dougal get lost in the lingerie section of a huge department store. Only Ted's quick thinking can avert a potential embarrassment for the church. 
01:05Father Ted Hell It's time for Fathers Ted, Dougal and Jack's annual holiday to Kilkelly Caravan Park. With two 'places of interest' to visit, the stage is set for an incredibly exciting two weeks. 
01:35Father Ted Think Fast, Father Ted Ted receives a car from Bishop Brennan to raffle to raise funds to fix the leaky roof. But, as usual, things go horribly wrong. 
02:00Father Ted Tentacles of Doom With the island's most popular religious knick-knack about to be upgraded to a Class Two relic, Ted must ensure that all the priests are on their best behaviour. 
02:30Crazy Heart Film (2009) Romantic drama with Jeff Bridges as an alcoholic country music star who tries to turn his life around after meeting a young journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Contains strong language. 
04:25Secret Eaters The secret cameras monitor couple Kelli and Tracey, who want to slim down before they get married. And do the sport fans of losing teams eat more snacks after the game? [SL] 
05:20Small Animal Hospital There's a horse called Hooligan Jack with hoof problems in the hospital. And can a dose of acupuncture relieve Molly the collie's stiffness? 
05:50Flicka Film (2006) Drama. A rebellious teenager (Alison Lohman) defies her father's wishes and trains a wild mustang on the family ranch. But what will she do when the animal is sold to a rodeo?