Saturday 23 December 2017

My Christmas day TV choices...

I love the TV over Christmas....The soaps go all out to impress. I am really looking forward to Eastenders on Christmas day but there is so more than the soaps to watch....

This is what I'm looking forward to on TV on Christmas day...

Top of the Pops
BBC One - 12.20pm

Featuring some of the biggest names in pop music from 2017 including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit, Rita Ora and The Script.

Cinderella (2015)
BBC One, 3.10pm

Kenneth Branagh's elegant live-action remake....We saw this at the cinema and it was just wonderful....

The Highway Rat
BBC One, 4.45pm

An animated family film based on the much-loved children's book written by Julia Donaldson. The Highway Rat tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. David Tennant voices the rodent world's answer to Dick Turpin. Joined by Tom Hollander as a squirrel and Frances de la Tour as a rabbit. Rob Brydon narrates....

Doctor Who Christmas Special
BBC One, 5.30pm

The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley – Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure....

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
BBC One, 6.30pm

This seasonal special will have everything you love about Strictly Come Dancing, but in a festive Christmas style. The Strictly Christmas special will unite a host of past contestants – Judy Murray, Jeremy Vine, and Katie Derham will all be part of the special. They’re also joined by Kimberley Walsh, Colin Jackson and Robbie Savage.

The Great Christmas Bake Off
Channel 4, 7.40pm

It’s a time for spices, sweets and tasty baked treats as Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig bring some holiday cheer to The Great British Bake Off in two festive episodes, on Channel 4.

In each episode four former bakers from previous series will return to the tent to go head to head in three seasonal challenges to find out who will top the tree as Star Baker.

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special
BBC One, 10.00pm

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Agnes Brown and her boys, so it’s little wonder that TV’s most famous Irish mammy is returning to the BBC for another Christmas double whammy.

Grandad’s keeping things very ‘A Christmas O’Carroll’ with his theories about the house being haunted, while Cathy’s preoccupied with her new internet date. Rory – aka the titular Mammy’s son – is undergoing plastic surgery, much to his mother’s dismay. The whole affair leaves Agnes feeling a little down in the dumps, but Buster Brady’s given her a very special Christmas tree to cheer her up. What could possibly go wrong?

300 Years of French & Saunders
BBC One, 10.35pm

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are back on TV together for the first time in 10 years to host this "best of" show looking back at the highlights of the comedy duo's three-decade-long career.

Will you be watching any TV on Christmas day? What are you looking forward too?


  1. I'm really looking forward to Cinderella. I've not seen this version.

  2. My HD recorder is going to be on overdrive. We rarely have the tv on on Christmas day (maybe in the evening but that's it). Must remember to record Cinderella and Highway Rat, French and Saunders is already set to record

  3. I might watch Cinderella but am so looking forward to Christmas Bake Off and for fun 300 years of French & Saunders will be perfect. Thanks for he reminder & have a lovely christmas.