Wednesday 25 December 1974 — MELBOURNE

Colour programs indicated with (C)

TV’s first colour Christmas

Source: TV Times, 21 December 1974. (except programs marked * Source: The Age, 24 December 1974)

8AM 8.25am Test Pattern (C) 8am Test Pattern (C)
9AM 9.50 Special: Holy Year Ceremony / Midnight Mass. Live from St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican (C) 9am Movie: The Wonderful World Of Puss ‘N’ Boots. 1970 [IMDB]; Mad Monster Party. 1967 [IMDB]; Say One For Me. 1959 [IMDB]
11AM 11.20 Close
1PM 1.25pm Test Pattern (C)
1.35 Movie: Ladies Who Do. 1963 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Andy Pandy
3.15 Wally’s Christmas
3.20 Play School
3.50 Squiggle
3pm Special: Carols By Candlelight (Rpt)
4PM 4pm The Billabongoes (C)
4.30 Aladdin
4pm Special: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town * 4pm Test Pattern (C)
5PM 5.15 Ross Ryan
5.45 The Goodies
5pm Special: Cricket On The Hearth * 5pm The Curiosity Show 5pm Special: A Man Whose Name Was John (C)
6PM 6.15 A Reason To Sing
6.45 Yachting: Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. Preview
6.55 Cricket Corner
6pm Bewitched
6.30 Seven National News
6pm My Three Sons
6.30 News
6pm Special: The Night The Animals Talked
6.30 Eyewitness News
7PM  7pm ABC News (C)
7.15 The Queen’s Christmas Message (C)
7.25 Movie: Cheaper By The Dozen. 1950 [IMDB] (C)
7pm Special: Little Drummer Boy
7.30 The Julie Andrews Hour
7pm Special: Reflections At Christmas. Eric Pearce (C)
7.30 Movie: Half A Sixpence. 1968 [IMDB] (C)
7pm Special: Pinocchio
8PM  8.50 Soccer: English League. Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United (C) 8.30 Return To Peyton Place 8.30 Special: Sound Of Christmas. Bobby Limb, Dawn Lake, Nancye Hayes, Samantha Sang, Jimmy Hannan, Bert Newton, Patty Newton, Tommy Hanlon Jnr, Rhonda Bruce, Liz Harris, Moir Sisters (C)
9PM  9.45 Special: Christmas Syndrome 9pm News. Brian Naylor
9.30 Special: Magic Man
9.30 Movie: Pocketful Of Miracles. 1961 [IMDB]
10PM  10.30 The Queen’s Christmas Message (Rpt)
10.40 Special: Holy Year Ceremony / Midnight Mass (Rpt) (C)
* 10pm News
* 10.10 Movie: The Bells Of St Mary’s. 1946 [IMDB]
11PM  11pm Late News, Weather
11.10 Movie: Easy To Love. 1953 [IMDB]
11.45 Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: Christmas Special
12AM  12.30am Close 12.55am Close * 12.25am Epilogue
12.30 Close
12.45am Close