Gathering around the TV and watching something over Christmas can be such a lovely thing. It’s something I always look forward to each year. I just think it’s a great way to bring everyone together and have a few moments of calm. People can enjoy each other’s company without feeling socially drained. When the Christmas Radio Times came out this year, I was so excited! It is the only time of year that I purchase a TV listings magazine, but it is so fun looking through and circling what I want to watch over the festive season. I’ve picked out my favourites below so you can make the most of the Christmas television too! This is a long blog post so grab a cuppa and enjoy!
BBC 1 Saturday 22nd December 7.00pm and Sunday 23rd December 7.20pm
The BBC have remade this beautiful classic tale and I can’t wait to watch it!
Mr Peabody & Sherman
BBC 1 Sunday 23rd December 10.15am
I’ve not seen this animation, but it sounds nice and light hearted. It is about a super-intelligent dog and his adopted boy Sherman who both travel through history in a time machine.
A Christmas Carol
BBC 1 Sunday 23rd December 1.30pm
This animated version of the classic Christmas Carol features Jim Carrey.
BBC 1 Monday 24th December 2.55pm
This animation about a bunny who needs to solve a mystery looks laugh out loud funny.
BBC 1 Monday 24th December 5.00pm
The original Mary Poppins is such a classic and a great family film!
Click And Collect
BBC 1 Monday 24th December 9.00pm
This comedy starring Stephen Merchant looks great to lighten the mood at Christmas.
Would I Lie To You At Christmas?
BBC 1 Monday 24th December 10.00pm
This looks good fun featuring Lily Allen, Noddy Holder, James Acaster and Sian Gibson.
Christmas At St Paul’s
BBC 2 Monday 24th December 9.00pm
Living in London now makes me really excited to watch this programme about the behind the scenes of St Paul’s Cathedral in the lead up to Christmas.
Channel 4 Monday 24th December 4.40pm
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of The Snowman.
Miracle on 34th Street
Channel 4 Monday 24th December 6.00pm
I just love this festive film. It is one of my favourites!
BBC 1 Tuesday 25th December 4.50pm
This animation of Julia Donaldson’s picture book is perfect for the whole family. It is also narrated by Lenny Henry!
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
BBC 1 Tuesday 25th December 5.30pm
I just love a bit of Strictly!
Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show
BBC 1 Tuesday 25th December 6.45pm
I love watching his comedy show and it is such a laugh out loud programme!
Mary Berry’s Country House At Christmas
BBC 2 Tuesday 25th December 6.35pm
I adore Mary Berry and this programme I’m sure will be so uplifting!
BBC 2 Tuesday 25th December 8.35pm
This slightly alternative version of a Christmas Carol will be so fun to watch.
Torvill & Dean
ITV Tuesday 25th December 9.15pm
This drama featuring actors Will Tudor and Poppy Les is something I’m really looking forward to watching. It tells the story of Torvill & Dean who are absolute legends.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Channel 4 Tuesday 25th December 4.00pm
The muppets are such fun over Christmas!
The Great Christmas Bake Off
Channel 4 Tuesday 25th December 8.00pm
Featuring 4 previous contestants, this is going to be one to watch!
The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake
BBC 4 Tuesday 25th December 7.00pm
Being musical myself, this is such a lovely thing to watch over Christmas. The music and storytelling is amazing and definitely one to watch with the family!
BBC 1 Wednesday 26th December 3.50pm
This is such a fun family film.
BBC 1 Wednesday 26th December 5.40pm
This is such a lovely film and it’s done so well.
The Midnight Gang
BBC 1 Wednesday 26th December 7.30pm
This is an adaptation of David Walliams’s bestselling children’s book. Definitely one to watch!
The ABC Murders
BBC 1 Wednesday 26th December 9.00pm, Thursday 27th December 9.00pm, and Friday 28th December 9.00pm
This new mini-series stars Rupert Grint and it looks really gripping and perfect for a more in-depth watch over Christmas.
ITV 26th December 10.20pm
One of my favourite feel good films.
The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale
BBC 2 Thursday 27th December 9.00pm
This dramatized adventure follows a pack of wolves.
The Secret Life of Five-Year-Olds On Holiday
Channel 4 Thursday 27th December 7.00pm
Five-year-olds can be hilarious, and this programme is just great for lifting the mood.
BBC 1 Friday 28th December 4.10pm
This arcade themed animated film looks so much fun.
The Secret Life Of The Zoo At Christmas
Channel 4 Friday 28th December 4.30pm
Seeing how the zoo operates during Christmas looks really interesting.
BBC 4 Saturday 29th December 9.00pm
This spooky and creepy supernatural drama looks great for mixing things up a bit.
Spy In The Snow
BBC 1 Sunday 30th December 7.00pm
Hidden cameras allow us to view the likes of polar bears, penguins and wombats.
BBC 1 Sunday 30th December 9.00pm
I’m so excited for this new adaptation of the amazing Les Misérables. It has 6 episodes in total and looks so amazing as it is adapted by Andrew Davies.
BBC 1 Tuesday 1st January 10.15am
A lovely film to start the New year.
BBC 1 Tuesday 1st January 5.00pm
One for all the family and very cleverly done.
The Great New Year’s Bake Off
Channel 4 Tuesday 1st January 7.40pm
Another bake off treat!
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start
BBC 2 Wednesday 2nd January 8.00pm
This is the perfect New Year motivational foodie programme to help inspire many!
Kirstie & Phil’s Love It Or List It
Channel 4 Wednesday 2nd January 8.00pm
In the first episode of this new series, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer help families decide to either sell their house or list it, after a makeover. I just love programmes like this!
Animals After Dark
Channel 5 Wednesday 2nd January 8.00pm
This feel-good programme explores what animals get up to at night time.
What will you be watching this Christmas?