Strictly Come Dancing, Call The Midwife and Britain’s Got Talent are among the programmes that will be providing festive entertainment this year.
Here is a run through of some of the Christmas television highlights.
– BBC One
– Paddington 2, 4.15pm Christmas Eve
The 2017 film tells the story of a bear trying to save up enough money to buy the perfect gift for a 100th birthday.
– The Wall Versus Celebrities, 6.55pm Christmas Eve
Craig Revel Horwood and Stacey Dooley join Danny Dyer for a special edition of the game show.
– The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast, 3pm Christmas Day
The Queen delivers her traditional festive message to the nation.
– Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, 4.45pm Christmas Day
The BBC celebrity dancing programme gives a run through of some of its all-time best dances.
– Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel, 6pm Christmas Day
Celebrities including Holly Willoughby and Alan Carr join the comedian for a special edition of the game show.
– Call The Midwife, 7.40pm Christmas Day
A 90-minute special of the drama will tell the story of Nonnatus House over the festive period in 1965.
– Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special, 10pm Christmas Day
The first instalment of the comedy’s festive episodes arrives on Christmas Day. A second episode will then be shown on New Year’s Day.
– BBC Two
– Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas, 8.15pm Christmas Eve
Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hollander and Anya Taylor-Joy will appear in the star-studded performance.
– Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, 6pm Christmas Day
The award-winning ballet performance was captured in a 2016 recording.
– Victoria Wood: The Secret List, 9.10pm Christmas Day
A selection of the late comedian’s favourite sketches will be discussed by a selection of famous faces.
– La La Land, 10.10pm Christmas Day
A 2017 musical set in Los Angeles starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
– Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, 8.15pm Christmas Eve
The comedian presents a festive edition of The Price Is Right.
– Good Morning Britain, 7am Christmas Day
In a Christmas first, the news programme will be broadcast on December 25.
– Lorraine, 9am Christmas Day
Lorraine Kelly will be joined by special guests for a special episode of her chat show.
– This Morning, 10am Christmas Day
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will present their daytime programme.
– The Chase Celebrity Special, 5pm Christmas Day
Famous faces including Colin Jackson and Nicky Campbell will appear on the quiz show.
– Britain’s Got Talent, 8pm Christmas Day
Ant and Dec will reflect on some of the best performances the programme has seen.
– The Great Christmas Bake Off 2020, 7.40pm Christmas Eve
The baking programme returns for a festive special.
– One Night In Hamleys, 9pm Christmas Eve
Comedians Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen and Rob Beckett spend a night in the toy shop.
– 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special, 10pm Christmas Eve
Comedians join Jimmy Carr for a festive edition of the comedy game show.
– Alternative Christmas Message, 3.25pm Christmas Day
The message offers a contrast to the Queen’s traditional festive broadcast.
– The Italian Job, 3.30pm Christmas Day
The classic 1969 film tells the story of a group of criminals trying to pull of a heist in Italy.
– Gogglebox 2020, 9.10pm Christmas Day
The special episode offers a look back at some of the programme’s highlights of the year.
– Christmas On The Farm, 7.30pm Christmas Eve
Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson present a festive edition of the farming programme.
– Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 3.10pm Christmas Day
The 1968 musical starring Dick Van Dyke tells the story of an inventor who creates a flying car.
– EastEnders, 8.15pm Christmas Eve and 9.10pm Christmas Day on BBC One
Mick and Linda Carter continue to deal with problems in their relationship as Christmas arrives in Albert Square.
– Emmerdale, 6.45pm Christmas Eve and 6pm Christmas Day on ITV
Festive specials of the ITV soap will air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
– Coronation Street, 7.45pm Christmas Eve and 7pm Christmas Day on ITV
Weatherfield celebrates Christmas for the 60th time following the show’s anniversary earlier this year.
– Bridgerton, available on Netflix from Christmas Day
The romantic period drama arrives on the streaming platform on December 25.
– Sylvie’s Love, available on Amazon Prime from Christmas Day
The film tells the story of a musician and a record shop worker falling in love in 1950s New York.
– Soul, available on Disney Plus from Christmas Day
The animation, starring Jamie Foxx, follows a school music teacher who dreams of being a jazz performer.