Thursday 21 December 2023

What I am looking forward to watching on Christmas Day!

One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the fantastic shows that are on TV. Of course the soaps pull out all the stops but there's the films and all the specials which make me happy too! I usually write about what I look forward to watching over the whole week around Christmas but this year on Christmas day the TV seems fantastic.

Christmas TV

These are some that I am looking forward to watching on Christmas day!!

Tabby McTat, 2.35pm, BBC One!

Tabby McTat is the latest festive animation by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer arriving on BBC One. Tabby McTat follows the story of busker Fred and his cat Tabby McTat who enjoy a contented life singing on the streets of London until one day while chasing a thief, Fred falls over and breaks his leg and is whisked away in an ambulance. What will become of the busker’s cat left alone on the streets of the capital city? 

The voice cast includes former Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker as narrator, alongside the voices of Rob Brydon, Ṣọpe Dirisu, Cariad Lloyd, Joanna Scanlan and Susan Wokoma. 

Toy Story 4, 3.10pm, BBC1

When Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft project turned toy, Forky, the innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch Woody on a wild quest filled with unexpected new characters – and one long-lost friend!

Doctor Who Christmas special, 5.55pm, BBC One.

The Doctor Who Christmas special 2023 will be the first full adventure for Doctor Who's 15th Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa. It'll see Gatwa encounter mythical goblins as his life collides with Ruby his new companion.

The Masked Singer Christmas special 2023, 7.30pm, ITV1!

If you thought The Masked Singer UK was totally bonkers, just imagine what a Christmas special would look like. Well, we’re finally getting our Christmas wish as the part guessing game, part singing competition brings its very first festive edition to our screens. 

Call the Midwife Christmas special, 8.15pm, BBC One!

The Christmas Special begins two weeks before Christmas with Apollo 8 poised to circle the moon, but in Poplar more pressing matters bring our team back to earth. There are returning newlyweds, surprise visitors, unexpected parcels and unusual presents. There is joy, love and community but there are those who need it too. 

The 1% Club Christmas Special. 9pm, ITV

Lee Mack hosts a festive special of The 1% Club with all the Christmas bells and whistles. Every question is Christmas themed and our 100 contestants are hoping to make the holiday season even more special by winning up to £100,000.

We love this show, you don't have to be clever to get the answers right as it's just common sense. It's something we always watch as a family. 

EastEnders, 9.45pm BBC1!

In a flash, Denise, Kathy, Linda, Sharon, Stacey and Suki’s lives are permanently changed forever as a Walford male meets his fate in The Vic.

I am have read all the theories and I still don't know who dies. I want it to be Nish, couldn't care less if it was Keanu but I really want it to be Dean and I want Mick to come back and be the one to murder him.

Do you watch TV on Christmas day? What are you looking forward to?


  1. These shows sound great, especially Tabby McTat. I don't usually watch TV on Christmas Day but I'll probably be recovering from our late-night Christmas Eve celebrations. My husband is working on Christmas Day so Sam and I will probably spend a day in front of the telly. I bet he'll want to watch Attack on Titan! Haha!!

  2. We rarely have time to watch TV on Christmas day... last year my husband and I did watch the Guardian's Christmas movie before the boys even woke up for the day and I remember one year we headed to my mother in law's house for dinner when our boys were quite little and all the kids wanted to watch the new Despicable Me movie and both my husband and I laid down on the floor to watch it with them and feel asleep.