What I’m Watching This Christmas On TV

Can you believe Christmas is nearly here? Its scary how quickly this month is going! As a child, I used to love looking through the radio times and picking out things I wanted to watch over Christmas and New Year. Back in the day, it was always a juggling act trying to work out what we needed to watch and what we needed to record on VHS. Yes, I know I’m showing my age!

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It got me thinking about what I wanted to watch this year. There are so many tv shows that do Christmas specials as well as stand along shows and Christmas films. All I can say is how lucky we are to have catch up tv. I thought I’d put together a post, sharing what I’m going to watch over the festive season. Not only might it inspire you to watch some of these things, it will also hopefully remind me to record them too!

17th December

  • A league of their own Christmas party Sky One 9pm

21st December

  • The vicar of Dibley in lockdown BBC1 8.50pm

23rd December

  • Ghosts Christmas Special BBC1 8.30pm

Christmas Eve

  • Birds of a feather ITV1 9.15pm
  • Roald & Beatrix: The tail of the curious mouse Sky One 8.15pm

Christmas Day

  • The Queens Speech BBC1 3pm
  • Strictly – The Christmas Countdown BBC1 4.45pm
  • Call the midwife BBC1 7.40pm
  • Britains Got Talent Christmas Spectacular ITV1 8pm
  • Eastenders Christmas Special BBC1 9.10pm
  • Mrs Browns Boys BBC1 10pm

Boxing Day

  • The story of SM:TV Live ITV1 9.25am

New Years Day

  • Chitty flies again with David Walliams Channel 4 7.30pm
  • Mrs Browns Boys BBC1 10pm

Like I mentioned above, there are so many things I want to watch this year. I’ve therefore split it down by day so that I can easily check back. What are you looking forward to watching this month?

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29 thoughts on “What I’m Watching This Christmas On TV

  1. This is a great list! I’ll be watching similar, and I think we’ll have a load of generic Christmas films on in the background during Christmas and Boxing Day!

    Em x

  2. I’ll be totally honest, I don’t really watch much TV. Unless it’s Formula 1 or Strictly Come Dancing! I tend to just stick to Netflix or Amazon Prime. But I always watch the Queen’s speech, I mean, it’s like tradition isn’t it?

  3. Thank you for this list! We normally get a TV guide but haven’t got one yet so this has helped me add to my own list of things I want to watch

  4. It’s become a bit of a tradition to watch the old Star Wars movies every Christmas.

    All the best, Michelle (

  5. I love Christmas tv! Especially the Strictly special, literally watch it every year. Thanks for sharing because I didn’t even know that half of these were on haha 🙂

  6. I haven’t looked into what we’re watching this year, but I’ll have to save this to refer back to. We stream in all of our television channels, which means that we have the opportunity to easily stream in channels from anywhere in the world. It’s a nice perk when we want to watch something here in Canada that’s airing in the UK lol

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