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Full Christmas TV Schedules Revealed From BBC, Channel 4, ITV And Channel 5

Full Christmas TV Schedules Revealed From BBC, Channel 4, ITV And Channel 5

If there's one thing we love more than anything at Christmas time, it's lounging on the sofa with a box of Celebrations and watching hours and hours of TV.

And this year's schedule doesn't look set to disappoint, with tense and dramatic soap operas, fun movies for the kids and literally *tons* of feel good nostalgia and comedy hitting our screens as is only right over the festive period.

Yep, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BBC One have now all released their full schedules for Christmas, so you can plan your telly binging down to a tee.

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'Call The Midwife' Christmas Special is airing on BBC. (Credit: BBC)
'Call The Midwife' Christmas Special is airing on BBC. (Credit: BBC)

For the Beeb, it will be TV specials of their biggest hits, like Strictly Come Dancing, Not Going Out and Call The Midwife that take centre stage after a morning screening of Moana.

Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook, Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show and Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special will also be landing on screens. And let's not forget EastEnders for any soap fans.

Meanwhile we'll also finally be treated to the much anticipated return of Gavin and Stacey, which will air at half eight on Christmas Day, just as we're winding down post Christmas dinner. Perfect.

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'Mrs Brown's Boys' is also back for Christmas. (Credit: BBC)
'Mrs Brown's Boys' is also back for Christmas. (Credit: BBC)

ITV have some absolute corkers throughout the day too, with celebrity packed editions of their popular game shows, Tipping Point, The Chasehe Chase and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire airing, should you want a bit of light viewing to drown out the inevitable family bickering.

Plus it will also be treating us to a festive helping of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, before later taking us on another road trip with its very own '3 Unwise Men,' Gordon Ramsay, Gino D'Campo and Fred Skirex (make sure the kids are in bed for this one. It's obvs going to be full of expletives).

'The Chase' Christmas Special will be back with celeb guests. (Credit: ITV)
'The Chase' Christmas Special will be back with celeb guests. (Credit: ITV)
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If none of these take your fancy, Channel 4 have it all covered too.

It's offering a healthy dose of The Simpsons to start off the day, before airing a whole string of Christmas films back to back, from Father Christmas to The Snowman to The Snowman And The Snowdog - and let's not forget The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

You'll never want to leave the sofa!

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'The Great Christmas Bake Off' is back on Channel 4. (Credit: Channel 4)
'The Great Christmas Bake Off' is back on Channel 4. (Credit: Channel 4)
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In the afternoon, Channel 4 is also showing Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, followed by its annual edition of The Great Christmas Bake Off and a brand new episode of First Dates At Christmas. Dreamy.

Meanwhile, Channel 5 also has some absolute classics, from Scrooge - A Christmas Carol to Oliver, as well as a brand compilation of The Two Ronnies: The Unseen Sketches.

Here's the full lineups below so you can get those arguments about the remote out the way nice and early. You're welcome.

BBC One

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  • 6am: Breakfast
  • 8.55am: Stick Man
  • 9.25am: Zog
  • 9.50am: Piper
  • 10am: Christmas Day Mass
  • 11am: Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave
  • 11.35am: Top of the Pops Christmas Special
  • 12.40pm: BBC News
  • 12.45pm: Weather
  • 12.55pm: Moana
  • 2.30pm: The Snail and the Whale
  • 3pm: The Queen's Christmas Broadcast
  • 3.10pm: Finding Dory
  • 4.40pm: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
  • 6pm: Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show
  • 7pm: Call the Midwife
  • 8.30pm: Gavin & Stacey
  • 9.30pm: EastEnders
  • 10.30pm: Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special
  • 11.15pm: The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook
  • 11.35pm: BBC News
  • 11.45pm: Weather and National Lottery Update
  • 11.55pm: Not Going Out Christmas Special

ITV

  • 6:00am CITV
  • 9:25am Disney's A Christmas Carol
  • 11am Countrywise: Winter Wonderland (R)
  • 11:55am Midsomer Murders (R)
  • 2pm Coronation Street At Christmas (R)
  • 3pm Her Majesty The Queen
  • 3:10pm Shrek the Halls
  • 3:40pm The Chase: Bloopers 2019
  • 4:40pm ITV Evening News
  • F/B National Weather
  • 5pm Tipping Point: Lucky Stars Christmas Special
  • 6pm The Chase Celebrity Christmas Day Special
  • 7pm Emmerdale
  • 8pm Coronation Street
  • 9pm Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Celebrity Special
  • 10pm Gordon, Gino and Fred Christmas Road Trip: 3 Unwise Men (R)
  • 11:20pm ITV News and Weather
  • 11:40pm Four Christmases
  • 1:10am Britain's Top 100 Dogs: 2019 (R)
  • 3:10am Who's Doing the Dishes? (R)
  • 4:00am ITV Nightscreen
  • 5:05am Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen (R)

Channel 4

  • 5.30am The Other Reindeer
  • 6.15am Rugrats Go Wild
  • 7.35am We're Going On A Bear Hunt
  • 8.05am The Bear
  • 8.40am The Simpsons
  • 9.10am The Simpsons
  • 9.40am The Simpsons
  • 10:10am The Simpsons
  • 10:40am Ice Age
  • 12.15pm Father Christmas
  • 12.45pm The Snowman
  • 1.20pm The Snowman And The Snowdog
  • 1.50pm The Tiger Who Came To Tea
  • 2.25pm The Alternative Christmas Message
  • 2.30pm Channel 4 News
  • 2.35pm Back To The Future
  • 4.55pm Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  • 7.10pm The Great Christmas Bake Off
  • 8.30pm Jamie And Jimmy's Festive Feast
  • 9.30pm First Dates At Christmas
  • 10.30pm Kylie's Secret Night
  • 00:00 Kylie's Golden Tour
  • 1.00am Slumdog Millionaire
  • 3.05am The Supervet At Christmas
  • 4am Food Unwrapped Does Christmas
  • 4:55am Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Channel 5

  • 06:00 Milkshake!
  • 08:10 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs
  • 10:50 Celebrity Carols at Christmas
  • 12:50 Neighbours
  • 13:25 Scrooge - A Christmas Carol (Inc Access at 14:25)
  • 15:10 Oliver! (Inc Access at 16:10)
  • 18:15 Neighbours
  • 18:40 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs
  • 21:30 New: The Two Ronnies: The Unseen Sketches
  • 22:55 Classic Christmas Comedy Moments
  • 00:25 Totally Stuffed! Secrets of the Mega Christmas Buffet
  • 01:15 The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show
  • 03:15 Junior
  • 05:00 The Funny Thing About Christmas
  • 05:45 TBA

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Christmas, BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Channel 5, ITV, Channel 4

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]