Gift Cine to the rescue

Christmas may be over a month away, Télé-Québec has already announced its holiday programming, including Ciné-Cadeau, a component that may be of particular importance for many viewers in this period of semi-confinement.

Ciné-Cadeau will start on Saturday, December 12 with three big guns: The war of the tuques, Tintin and the Calculus affair and Merry Christmas Madagascar. This family blitz will run until Sunday January 3.

Of course, a certain hero of Uderzo and Goscinny will monopolize the airwaves during this period. In fact, Télé-Québec will present six Asterix films, including The twelve labors of Asterix and Asterix and Cleopatra.

Another animation classic to find its place on the menu: The Dalton ballad.

On the side of Tales for all, besides The war of the tuques, we will be able to see Bach and Bottine.

In terms of more recent productions, we will find Baby Boss, Nelly and Simon: Mission Yeti and The Adventures of Captain Bobette: The Movie, which date from 2017 and 2018.

Like what, Ciné-Cadeau does not only try to titillate the nostalgic fiber of the children of the 1980s.

Good for spirit

While we await the directives of the Legault government in relation to the holiday season in pandemic, Ciné-Cadeau could help many Quebecers through this period which promises to be much less festive than usual.

On the mental health side, watching old movies that you know by heart provides several benefits, says Christine Grou, president of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.

“Films that we listened to when we were younger, when we were all glued to each other, dressed slack in our living room. It evokes very happy memories, moments of well-being. “

“It evokes a time when our children lived with us, or when we lived with our parents … We find refuge in happy memories. There is something reassuring, ”notes Ms. Grou.

Unsurprisingly, the programming for Ciné-Cadeau 2020 is almost a copy-paste of that of 2019. After all, why change a winning formula?

Télé-Québec has nevertheless brought something new: amateurs will be able to choose the film which will be presented on the evening of December 25. They will be able to vote for Nelly and Simon: Mission Yeti, Les Dalton on the run, Snow for Christmas, Gnoméo and Juliet or Asterix among the Vikings. From December 1 on the site

Ratings success

Ciné-Cadeau remains a safe bet for Télé-Québec in terms of ratings. Each winter, his films allow the public broadcaster to fill up with viewers.

The proof ? The twelve labors of Asterix continuously rises to the top 10 annual most viewed titles of the post, sometimes surpassing its flagship shows, such as The Mc $ ween index, There are people at mass, On call 24/7 and Can you hear me ?

Ciné-Cadeau is back on Télé-Québec on December 12

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