News: Sky Reveals Its Christmas Comedy Shorts

James Acaster, Mo Gilligan, Vicky McClure are among te stars involved in Sky's new batch of comedy shorts being released in the run-up to Christmas. 

The three mini-films will be available On Demand from Monday 11th December and will then air on Sky Arts on Thursday 21st December at 10pm.

Here are some more details below. 

Charity Shop Sue’s Xmas

Christmas has come to the Bulwell branch of Sec*Hand Chances charity shop. Manager Sue Tuke and her volunteers are taking part in a Christmas present appeal, but donations are slow. With time running out and an imminent visit from the charity's celebrity ambassador Vicky McClure, Sue takes matters into her own hands... 

Cast – Selina Mosinski, Vicky McClure

Writers – Stuart Edwards, Timothy and Matthew Chesney

Production Company – Spool Films


James Acaster’s Xmas

This year Kettering comedian James Acaster has been invited to turn on the Kettering Christmas lights - the highest honour to be bestowed upon a Kettering native. Now he’s intent on being the best Christmas light turner-onner that Kettering has ever had. This one-off documentary follows James in the lead up to “The happiest day of my life” as he interviews previous light switchers, talks to local residents and tries to get to the bottom of last year’s notorious Lindsay Lohan incident.

Cast – James Acaster

Writer – James Acaster

Production Company – Guilty Party Pictures


Humza Arshad’s Xmas

Saj and Kyle are office interns and lovable idiots who find their friendship tested when they both develop a crush on Fran, the new office manager.

Attempts to impress Fran reach fever pitch when she reveals how much she loves Christmas jumpers. With the battle lines drawn, the two love rivals set about assembling the most epic Christmas jumpers ever seen in a bid to win Fran’s attention. 

Cast – Humza Arshad, Mo Gilligan, Martin Trenaman and Emily Atack, Omar Mohidin  (In order of appearance)

Writer – Max Davis, Humza Arshad

Production Company – Big Deal Films



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