Best Christmas TV guide: Can’t miss festive telly on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky

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Best Christmas Television and Movies 2022: The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have packed Christmas schedules. Here’southward how to watch the all-time Christmas week idiot box

Whether it’southward festive Height of the Pops, an emotional rollercoaster with Call The Midwife or seeing in the New year with Jools, we’ve got a guide to some of the must-encounter Christmas Day, Boxing Mean solar day and New Year’southward Eve idiot box.

Seeing as we’re all probably going to be spending a lilliputian bit more fourth dimension indoors than many of us had hoped, a packed TV schedule is no bad thing at all.

Best Christmas week Boob tube

Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After
Thursday 23 December, 8pm, Sky Max

David Walliams and Sheridan Smith star in the latest of Heaven’s traditional Later Ever Subsequently fairytale movies. Equally usual, it’south the traditional “what happened afterwards” the well-known Grimm Brothers tale ended. You can run across the trailer below.

Sex And The City And Just Like That
Sky Comedy, Thursday 23 Dec

Carrie and co. are back on our television sets, cheers to a reboot of the classic HBO sit-com. Season 1, episode 4 of the reboot arrogance on the 23rd Dec on Sky Comedy.

Best Christmas Eve TV

The Amazing Mr Blunden
Christmas Eve, 7pm, Sky Max

Sky Max is where it’s at for this prove based on Antonia Baber’due south novel. The family unit-friendly special starring Tamsin Greig and Simon Callow brings “adventure arrives for London teenagers Jamie and Lucy Allen in the course of a mysterious old man, Mr Blunden, who offers their mum the opportunity to get the flagman of a ruined country business firm – one that’s said to exist haunted.”

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas
Christmas Eve, 6pm, BBC 1

(and 11:25am Christmas Day)

What’s Christmas without a petty festive comfort from Aardman Animations, eh? Shaun the Sheep is dorsum in action with The Flight Earlier Christmas. “Shaun’s seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. Can Shaun become Timmy back before he becomes someone else’s present,” the official synopsis means.

Best Christmas Mean solar day Television

The Queen’s Christmas Circulate
Christmas Day, 3pm, BBC 1

Her Maj’ is dorsum again for her annual Christmas address. We can’t imagine it’s going to be very cheerful considering how crap her and everyone else’s year has been. Yet, you’ve gotta watch oasis’t you? It’s similar national service.

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Phone call The Midwife
Christmas Mean solar day, 8pm, BBC 1

Another Christmas tearjerker is in store at the delivery unit. It’s 1966 Nonnatus House and there’s a bunch of Christmas babies on the style. As you’d expect.

Terry Pratchett’s The Beastly Snow Baby
Christmas Day, 7:30pm, Channel 4

An animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett’south short story stars Julie Walters as a grandmother who, along with her grandson prepare out to rescue a furry, but friendly snow baby. Information technology’s what Christmas telly is all about, isn’t it?

The Larkins at Christmas
Christmas Solar day, 9pm, ITV

Bradley Walsh takes on the strides of David Jason in this Darling Buds Of May reboot. The first series was well received and that’southward been rewarded with the Christmas Day Prime number Time slot on ITV. In this characteristic-length episode, the village is dealing with a spate of festive burglaries.

Best Boxing Twenty-four hours TV

A Very British scandal
Boxing Twenty-four hours, BBC I, 9pm

The BBC is bringing out the big guns on Boxing Day with a star-studded cast bringing the events surrounding the controversial divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the 1960s. Paul Bettany and Clare Foy star in this period drama.

Scrap Fat Quiz of the Yr
Boxing Day, 9pm, Channel 4

Jimmy Carr is back for this traditional festive quiz. This year he’ll be joined in the merriment by Sarah Millican, James Acaster, Jonathan Ross, Judi Love and Guz Khan. Carr also hosts an 8 Out of ten Cars Does Countdown on Christmas Eve on Channel 4.

Best New year’s Eve Tv

Top of the Tops New Year Special
New Yr’s Eve, 4:15pm, BBC One

Alright, pop pickers? No longer a Christmas Day special, TOTP rounds out 2022 with a round up of the year’s biggest hits.

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny
New year’s day’southward Eve, 11:25pm BBC 2

This doesn’t need an introduction. Encounter in the New Year with Jools Holland and a niggling Auld Lang Syne. Let’s hope for a better 2022, eh?

Best Christmas Movies on Television set

Christmas tv is also about settling in for some good flicks, quondam and new. Here’due south some of our favourites you should definitely be tuning into over the course of the season.


December 20, three.05pm, BBC 1

Saving Mr Banks
Dec 21, 2.45pm, BBC One

Christmas Eve, 1.30pm, BBC One

Mary Poppins Returns
Christmas Twenty-four hours, 3.10pm, BBC I

The Suicide Squad
Battle Day, December 26, Sky Cinema

Eastward.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Boxing Day, 3:50pm, ITV2

Bract Runner 2049
December 27, 9pm, BBC 2

Wonder Woman
Dec 27, 6.15pm, ITV two

A Star is Born (2018)
December 29, 9pm, BBC I

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

December 29, 12.55am, BBC 2

December 30, 9pm, BBC 2


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