Specials, movies and new seasons on SABC2 over the festive

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SABC2 on 05 Dec 2017
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Here's a look at SABC2's line-up of specials, films and new seasons over December:
The Babe
Genre: Movie
Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 16h00
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him. 
Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis and Trini Alvarado.
A Christmas Tail
Genre: Movie
On: Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 16h00

Two single parents fall in love while fighting over a puppy to give to their children for Christmas.

Cast: Chandra West, Antonio Cupo, Tiera Skovbye.
Terug na Egipte
Premiere date:
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Time: 19h00

The sequel to Vlug na Egipte, set four months after the action of the first season.

The residents of Breipaal are living their lives to the fullest. The Haasbroek’s are residents of the town but the peace in the House of Maters is not quite what it seems. 

Keep a lookout for more on this in TVSA's Daily TV Highlights on the day it premieres.

Small Soldiers
Genre: Movie
On: Saturday, 16 December 2017 at 19h00   

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith and David Cross.

Darling Companion
Genre: Movie                                
On: Sunday, 17 December 2017 at 16h00                              

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Cast: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest.

Noot Vir Noot 43
Premiere date: Thursday, 21 December 2017
Time: 19h00

Johan Stemmet returns for the show's latest season.

Genre: Movie                                
On: Saturday, 23 December 2017 at 16h00

A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.
Cast:  Pete Postlethwaite, Imelda Staunton and Frank Kelly.
Benjamin Dube Special
Genre: Special
On: Saturday, 23 December 2017 at 21h00                                

Pastor Benjamin Dube shares his life through gospel. 

A Christmas Wedding Date
Genre: Movie
On: Sunday, 24 December 2017 at 16h00     
After Rebecca is fired, she goes back home to see her mother for the holidays where she also attends a wedding on Christmas Eve.
Cast: Maria Sokolof, Chris Carmack and Catherine Hicks.
Vatican Christmas Special
Genre: Special                              
On: Sunday, 24 December 2017 at 22h30 

H.H. Pope Francis delivers his message to the world on Christmas Eve. Each year the Vatican has a special recording of the Papal Mass which airs in various countries around the world. 

Onder Die Kersboom
Genre: Special 
On: Monday, 25 December 2017 at 08h30 

Singer/songwriter Gerhard Steyn visits numerous celebrities on Christmas day, spending the day with them and their families. Gerhard and the celebrities do fun Christmas activities such as making food, putting up the Christmas tree and unwrapping presents.

Christmas Special 2015  (Repeat )
Genre: Special
On: Monday, 25 December 2017 at 15h00 

Christmas on 2 is a musical worship programme that was recorded for SABC 2 in the chapel of the NG Church Weltevreden with the participation of Bertha le Roux, who played Emma on 7de Laan, Sibongile Sibeko, Liesl du Toit, Tshepo Monareng and Rixi Roman under the musical direction of gospel singer Louis Brittz.

A selection of popular worship songs, including Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, are meaningfully combined with scripture readings, prayer and a message of hope, for the times that we live in today, by Louis Brittz.

Rebecca Malope Special 
Genre: Special                                
On: Monday, 25 December 2017 at 15h30

Sis Ribs shares how she lives her life for God through performance. She shares her personal journey of how she's survived the entertainment industry.

Christmas Special on 2 (Repeat )
Genre: Special                                 
On:  Monday 25 December 2017 at 17h00

Filmed in St John's Methodist church, Port Elizabeth, this special portrays a South African Christmas, with a traditional service in a 120-year-old stone building, with timber rafters and colourful stained glass windows, mixed with playful scenes of fun at the beach.

Under the baton of Veronica Venter, the voices of the Erica Primary School Girls’ choir sing carols such as We Three Kings of Orient Are, Once in Royal David's City, Silent Night, Joy to the World, and others, contrasted with the building of sand castles and braais.

Accompanying the girls on organ is Arnu Oelofse. The reading of the traditional verses from the Bible is handled by the Kumalos, mother and daughter, in their own language, Sesotho. A prayer for the country and its people is read in Afrikaans by youngster Werner Engelbrecht.

Friends In Praise and Women in Praise 
Genre: Special                                
On: Monday, 25 December 2017 at 22h00 

Woman In Praise share who God is in their lives.

Christmas On Chestnut Street
Genre: Movie
On: Tuesday, 26 December 2017 at 08h30                                

A store decides to start a contest to sell off 60,000 Xmas lights, ordered by accident. The competition soon causes unrest among the locals, but the Store's owner, Diane, wants to keep what has become a very profitable competition going, at all costs.

Cast: Kristen Dalton, Robert Moloney, Garry Chalk.

Amanda Black Special
Genre: Special
On: Saturday, 30 December 2017 at 21h00  

SAMA award winner and former Idols finalist Amanda Black shares a personal journey of who she is. 

Friends With Kids
Genre: Movie                           
On: Sunday, 31 December 2017 at 16h00 
Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.
Cast: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Maya Rudolf.
Khaya Mthethwa Special 
Genre: Special                                
On: Sunday, 31 December 2017 at 21h30  

A special featuring Idols 8 winner and TV gospel host Khaya Mthethwa.

Dr Tumi Live At The Dome
Genre: Special                                 
On: Sunday, 31 December 2017 at 22h50 

A live recording of Dr Tumi's career milestone when he managed to fill the Ticketpro Dome for The Gathering of Worshippers concert.  

Actors in this post: Khaya Mthethwa, Johan Stemmet

Shows in this post: Noot vir Noot

Channels in this post: SABC2


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