Thursday 23 December 2021

What I am looking forward to watching on TV over Christmas.

I love Christmas TV. There is always drama in the soaps, Top of the Pops on Christmas day, random music countdown shows on channel 5 and lots of special episodes of my favourite shows.

Christmas living room

This is what I am looking forward to watching over Christmas.

The Greatest Snowman - Channel 4 - Christmas Eve - 8pm
The Greatest Snowman is a Bake Off style challenge show for celebrities to show off their snowman-building skills and then be judged by experts. Hosted by comedian Sue Perkins, the Channel 4 one-off special heads to an Alpine resort in search of snow so the building can commence! 

Superworm - BBC One - Christmas Day - 2.30pm
Superworm is a new half-hour animated film based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. "Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!"

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - BBC One -Christmas Day - 5.10pm
Christmas means a Strictly Special and six new celebrities joining forces with a pro partner, and entertaining us all on Christmas Day. Celebrity contestants confirmed for the festive dance-off are:

First Dates‘ Fred Sirieix with Dianne Buswell
Jay Blades from The Repair Shop with Luba Mushtuk.
Former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc with Neil Jones.
Broadcasting legend Moira Stuart with with Aljaž Škorjanec.
Singer Anne-Marie with Graziano Di Prima.
Writer and broadcaster Adrian Chiles with Jowita Przystal.

The Masked Singalong - ITV - Christmas Day - 6pm
Joel Dommett hosts this special Christmas episode of the masked singing competition. Former masked singers including Badger and Queen Bee return to perform songs for everyone at home to sing along with.

Call the Midwife - BBC One - Christmas Day - 8pm.
Series 11 begins with a Christmas special set in December 1966. Christmas promises to be a memorable one at Nonnatus House as Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) prepare for their upcoming winter wedding. The Nonnatus team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant mums-to-be, each with their own challenging case. Luckily Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is on hand to support the team.

The Great Christmas Bake Off - Channel 4 - Christmas Day - 8pm
Four of the cast of the acclaimed drama It's a Sin get their aprons on to compete for the title of Great British Christmas Baker. Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are the tasters once more, while Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding appear just at that vital moment when a baker's creation looks like it is about to collapse.

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year - Channel 4 - Boxing Day - 9pm
The comic quiz of the year is back, with Jimmy Carr trying to keep chaos at bay as Sarah Millican, James Acaster, Judi Love, Jonathan Ross and Guz Khan answer questions about 2021.

Worzel Gummidge – BBC One - 28th December - 7.15pm
Everyone’s favourite scarecrow Worzel Gummidge is back and is always a family favourite, especially after the last few episodes over past festive periods.

What are you looking forward to watching over Christmas?


  1. I love Christmas TV! I'm looking forward to re-watching The Snowman on Christmas Eve and also Around the World in 80 Days with David Tennant :)

  2. We are going to watch bake off too and the snowman build looks amusing. 80 days around the world looks interesting x

  3. Great choices although I never watch Call the Midwife because my eldest daughter has Tokophobia (Fear of childbirth and pregnancy, I have to turn over if anyone on the TV is pregnant or giving birth!) Can I make some suggestions? Watch 'Last Christmas' if you haven't yet (or if you have, I've seen it six times already) It's great if you like George Michael, but it's a good film anyway. It's on BBC2 tonight (Thursday 23rd) Also, The Abominal Snowbaby Ch4 Christmas day 7.30pm, it's for kids but I'm looking forward to it. If you Netflix, A Boy Called Christmas is also really good. xx

  4. Lots of good stuff to watch over Christmas, I do enjoy the big fat quiz of the year x