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Hugh Jackman, star of 'Les Miserables', is only allowed to watch one musical around Christmas time in his household. And it's the 1952 classic 'Singin' in the Rain'.

"That's my Christmas movie," he revealed in a chat with Alex Zane. "Every year. I love it. It holds up. It's a genius piece of work."

Jackman was speaking to promote the launch of Sky Cinema Musicals, a pop-up channel dedicated to the genre. It launches on Saturday.

If he could make a musical version of any film, it would be 'All That Jazz'. That film tells the sordid story of womanising, drug-using dancer Joe Gideon. "Add a few more songs to it, it would be perfect," Jackman says.

If he could make any musical, past present or future, he would make something entirely new. "When you have no idea what the story is going to be, and it sweeps you away, for me, that is the ultimate goal."

You can see the full chat in 'Hugh Jackman: Movie Musical Greats' on Sky One at 9pm tomorrow, and on Sky Cinema Musicals on Saturday at 6:30pm.

Sky Cinema Musicals will feature 'The Sound of Music', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'South Pacific', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and 'The King and I', among others.

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