No.1’s Ultimate Guide to Festive Season TV


festive season TV Guide 2019

Everyone knows one of the perks of the Christmas season is the sheer choice of festive TV. You’ll be pleased to know this year isn’t going to disappoint.

Festive Season TV 2019

Each of the main channels have a fantastic selection to see you through from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. BBC One have really kept up their Christmas TV reign, churning out more exciting mini-series and Christmas specials than any other channel.

We’re particularly looking forward to their spooky rendition of A Christmas Carol – a three-part special written by the creator of Peaky Blinders, Stephen Knight. And, Channel 4 have us in for a treat on the big day itself, airing The Great Christmas Bake Off – featuring the cast of Derry Girls, it’s sure to be an absolute hoot.

Take a look at the line-up and make sure to cancel your plans for a few festive dates with your sofa and plenty of snacks.

Christmas Eve

Cinderella Ever After, Sky One, 8pm

Take Off with Bradley and Holly, BBC One, 8pm

A Christmas Carol, BBC One, 22nd-24th December, 9pm

The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show, ITV, 9pm

Not Going Out, BBC One, 10pm

Martin’s Close, BBC Four, 10pm

Christmas Day

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, BBC One, 4:40pm

Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show, BBC One, 6pm

Call The Midwife, BBC One, 7pm

The Great Christmas Bake Off, Channel 4, 7:10pm

Jamie and Jimmy’s Festive Feast, Channel 4, 8:30pm

Dolly Parton Here I Am, BBC Two, 8:30pm

Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special, BBC One, 8:30pm

A League of Their Own, Sky One, 9pm

First Dates at Christmas, Channel 4, 9:30pm

Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special, BBC One, 10:30pm

Boxing Day

Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Channel 4, 9pm

Would I Lie to You, BBC One, 9:30pm

Hugh Grant: A Life on ScreenBBC Two, 10pm

New Year’s Eve

The Trial of Christine Keeler, BBC One, 29th-30th December, 9pm

Graham Norton Show New Year’s Eve Show, BBC One, 10:20pm

The Last Leg of the Year, Channel 4, 9pm

New Year’s Day

The Great Christmas Bake Off, Channel 4, 7:40pm

Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC One, 10:30pm

Doctor Who, BBC One, 6:55pm

Dracula, BBC One, 9pm

Bancroft, BBC One, 9pm

Jenna Macfarlane

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