Tis the season to take get together with family and sit and watch the box. Christmas is at its quitest once the kids have opened the presents, and the tele is finally on and to make sure there aren’t any arguements this Christmas we’ve put together some of the best highlights of what’s on offer over the Christmas period on your tele. Netflix can take a backseat at Crimbo as we are looking at the most popular Christmas TV Guide for 2021.
Call the Midwife Christmas special – BBC One, Christmas Day, 8pm
Fast-becoming a Christmas must-see, Call the Midwife is heading back to our screens to spread some festive cheer. Trizie Franklin and Lucille Anderson will be keeping busy this Christmas Day – we expect feel good entertainment that is sure to make Christmas a little bit more special.
The Great Christmas Bake Off – Channel 4, Christmas Day, 8pm
We are still getting over the extremely close final of this year’s Great British Bake Off, and now we’ve got to get ready for this year’s festive bake off on Christmas Day. They’s year’s contestants include ‘It’s A Sin’ stars Olly Alexander, Lydia West, Nathaniel Curtis and Shaun Dooley. They will all be competing for Paul Hollywood’s Golden Handshake.
All Creatures Great and Small – Channel 5, Christmas Eve, 9pm
James Herriott and the gang are back for a festive special of Chanel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small -and we couldn’t be more excited. James is set to attend to a seriously ill sheep, whilst Seigfried deals with Mrs Pumphrey’s spoiled pooch Tricki Woo. James also receives a phone call from his father leaving him with the choice of where to spend Christmas Day. Is Mrs Hall going to be disappointed? Or will James stick to having his Christmas feast at Skeldale House?
Terry Pratchett’s The Abominable Snow Baby – Channel 4, Christmas Day, 7:30pm
Hitting Channel 4 this Christmas Day is the animation based on Terry Pratchett’s 2014 story of a 14-foot-tall Abominable Snow Baby that arrives in a small English town. It stars, the amazing Julie Walters, Hugh Dancy and David Harewood – and is a must.
Death in Paradise – BBC One, Boxing Day, 9pm
As it’s the show’s, which is in its 10th series, first Christmas special – we had to put it in our list. It’s set to be a 90-minute episode with Danny John-Jules return as officer Dwayne Myers alongside Ralf Little as DI Neville Parker.
Tim Key, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures said about the special, “We can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas than in Saint Marie – it’s still part of our 10th anniversary year after all!”
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas – ITV, Christmas Day 5:30pm
Paul’s love of dogs is infectious and we know this programme is going to be a favourite for many this year. Following the life of animals at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Paul will be attempting to spread some festive cheer to the animal rescue centre by helping more dogs find their forever home.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas special – Sky Max, December 19th, 9pm
Back for a Christmas reboot after a successful first series, Greg Davies and Noel Fielding, Daisy May Cooper and Jamali Maddix will be returning with Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Holly Johnson, broadcaster Lauren Laverne and People Just Do Nothing’s Asim Chaudhry to their teams for festive musical quiz fun.
Doctor Who New Year special – BBC, New Year’s Day, time?
Dr Who makes its Christmas return and Yorkshire lass, Jodie Whittaker takes up her role of the Doctor alongside special guests Aisling Bea, Adjani Salmon and Pauline McLynn.
The Royal Variety Performance 2021 – ITV, 19th December, 7,20pm
Back for its 150th anniversary, The Royal Variety Performance 2021 will see the likes of usic from Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart, Anne-Marie, Years and Years, James Blunt and Elvis Costello, as well as performances from Cirque du Soleil and the cast of Matilda the Musical perform in the presence of senior Royals as usual.
A Boy Called Christmas, Sky Max,
A festive film that is packed full of some of our favourite British actors aggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Kristen Wiig and Stephen Merchant it sure to be a hit. The film follows Nikolas as he sets out on an adventure to find his missing father – but in an unexpected twist he ends up fniding a lot more than he’d hoped. One to circle in your Christmas TV Guide 2021.
Number one on our Christmas TV Guide 2021, and maybe even the greatest Christmas film by far, so would say. Richard Curtis’s modern classic ‘Love Actually’ is back for another year and is sure to hit you right in the festive spot. Featuring a whole host of iconic actors including Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and of course Martine Mccutcheon.
Around the World in 80 Days – BBC
David Tennant is back in a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. This Chrismas Tennant will star has adventurer Phileas Fogg, who is attempting to travel aroud the world in 80 days to win a wager.
Other BBC highlights
- Strictly Come Dancing
- The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast
- Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special
Other ITV highlights
- The Larkins
- The Masked Singalong
- Coronation Street
- James Martin’s Christmas Day
- Gino’s Italian Family Adventure
Other Channel 4 highlights
- First Dates
- The Snowman
- Jamie Oliver: Keeping Cooking at Christmas
- Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Other Sky highlights
- A Christmas Number One
- David Walliams’ After Ever After
- Rob & Romesh VS
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