Tuesday, 24 December 2019

What I will be watching on Christmas Day!

It's the most wonderful time of year especially when it comes to what's on TV. I saw people grumbling about what BBC & ITV have to offer but I am quite happy with what is being shown over Christmas!


I will be too busy cooking, serving and eating the dinner to watch much TV on Christmas day but I will be recording things until I get chance to sit down.

On Christmas day I will be recording or watching:

Top of the Pops - BBC1 - 11:35am - 12:40pm.

Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo present a festive edition of the programme celebrating the biggest hits and most successful acts of the year concluding with the all important Christmas Number One.

I have watched the Christmas Top of the Pops for as long as I can remember. I think this year I will struggle to know who most the singers are. I feel like I haven't kept up with today's music. Eek! I am showing my age now.

The Snail and the Whale - BBC1 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm.


Animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book. It tells the tale of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Sally Hawkins and Rob Brydon head the voice cast as the title characters, with Cariad Lloyd and Diana Rigg.

I love the Julia Donaldson animated films that are shown at Christmas. They are not just for the kids. I always find myself smiling and laughing along.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - BBC1 - 4:40pm - 6:00pm.

 Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the traditional festive edition for Christmas Day, which sees the return of six old favourites from past series. Chizzy Akudolu, Gemma Atkinson, Richard Arnold, Debbie McGee, Joe Sugg and Mark Wright take to the dancefloor to perform special Christmas-inspired routines.

Strictly has become a firm favourite in my house over the last few months. Even my fella has got into it and we can't wait for the Christmas one. It's a shame I already know who wins it after it was leaked a little while ago. Hmmf!

Call the Midwife - BBC1 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Mother Mildred declares that God is calling her to set up a branch house in the Outer Hebrides so she is joined by several other members of the team, including Dr Turner, Shelagh, Trixie, Sister Julienne, Valerie, Lucille and Fred, many of whom have been struck down by flu and like the idea of convalescing in the fresh Scottish air. However, as they set about establishing an antenatal clinic and treating the local population they must battle not only the weather and challenging terrain but the suspicions of the islanders.

I only got into Call The Midwife earlier on this year and watched what I thought was all the episodes until I found out that they had special Christmas one's too. I watched them all earlier this month and sobbed and smiled in equal measures. I can't wait to watch the Christmas special the same time as everyone else!

Gavin & Stacey - BBC1 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm.


The Shipmans travel to Wales to spend Christmas with the Wests, but for Gavin and Stacey, parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, and their 'baby' is now nine.Smithy also continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see 12-year-old Neil the Baby. Nessa has adopted her own style of mothering, while Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents. On Christmas Eve, Dawn makes a shocking discovery about Pete that jeopardises their marriage - again - while a visit to the pub becomes an eye-opener in more ways than one.

I can't wait to see this! It's crazy to think the last time we seen them was 10 years ago. I really hope it's not a let down!

We will of course be watching a film or two. Finding Dory is a must, we love that one and I will be recording all the soaps as they seem to clash with everything on BBC1. Even Neighbours is on Christmas day this year, I think for the first time ever! 

Will you be watching any TV on Christmas day?

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