Friday 1 December 2023: There’s a reason why Christmas is often called the silly season – just ask the Harpers!
In the 2005 Christmas Special (… And I’ll Cry If I Want To), the Harper family Christmas looks like being even more fearsome than usual for Ben, as Susan is giving grandson Kenzo a third birthday party to remember.
The 2008 festive edition (Have an Unhappy Christmas) sees Ben’s efforts to buy Susan’s Christmas present getting him into trouble, while a letter for Susan means a change of holiday plans for everyone.
In the 2009 Christmas special (2039: A Christmas Oddity), we fast-forward to December 2039, as the Harpers gather to celebrate Christmas. With a “greed gift exchange”, a rival cousin and a Nativity play battle, there may not be too much room for peace and goodwill.
My Family Seasons 5 to 11 (New to BritBox)
Thursday 7 December 2023
With the addition of seven more seasons, you can now binge all 11 seasons of one of the UK’s most-watched and most beloved sitcoms on BritBox – a true holiday treat! My Family stars multi-award-winning actors Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker as dentist Ben Harper and his wife Susan – who are certainly loving parents, they just have problems showing it. And when you meet their dysfunctional kids, you begin to understand why! Immerse yourself in this long-running sitcom with its quirky humour and discover why it’s still adored by audiences around the world.
Coming to BritBox in December – the option to download all your favourite titles onto your IoS mobile devices, ready for the holiday season. So, you can binge your favourite boxsets and download new titles to view offline, wherever you’re spending Christmas. Android downloads are expected to follow shortly. Just remember to update your device with the latest BritBox app version.
The BritBox app is available in South Africa on the DStv Explora Ultra and Streama devices and as an add-to-bill option for all DStv subscribers. The app is also available on Android TV, including enabled Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with GoogleTV, Nvidia Shield, MiBox and MiStick, plus Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and selected Hisense, Toshiba and OEM-branded VIDAA smart TVs. Enjoy one week’s free trial, sign up at R99,99 per month and register for email updates at www.britbox.com.