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Christmas Eve TV: James Nesbitt is a very bad Santa in a great Christmas heist caper | Television & radio

The Heist Before Christmas 8pm, Sky Max When we first meet 12–year-old Mikey (Bamber Todd), the star of this comedy-drama set in Northern Ireland, he has just set fire to his school’s Christmas tree. His family is impoverished so December is just one long disappointment. What unfolds is bleaker than you might expect from a festive drama, but all the better for it. James Nesbitt and Timothy Spall star as two Santas involved in a heist – but the show is stolen by Todd. Phil Harrison The Hills Are Alive With the Kanneh-Masons 5.40pm, BBC Two Britain’s most unreasonably talented musical family love The Sound of Music, so they’re off to visit the film’s locations and play its tunes. Sheku, Mariatu, Aminata, Jeneba, Konya, Braimah and Isata all contribute to new arrangements of Edelweiss, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the rest. Jack Seale Mog’s Christmas 7.45pm, Channel 4 Mog’s Christmas on Channel 4. Photograph: Channel 4 Judith Kerr’s classic cat character has a fright at the size of the Christmas tree and scrambles to safety on …