1.The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special, Christmas Day at 8:30pm
Nearly 10 years after the last episode aired, the long awaited return of Gavin and Stacey is finally here! And what better time for it than at Christmas; it’ll be like welcoming back old friends. PLUS it’s an hour long special, what could be better?
2. The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special
Would it really be Christmas without the sparkles and drama of a Strictly Christmas special? This year former stars like Joe Sugg, Gemma Atkinson and Mark Wright will be amongst those competing for that famous trophy.
3. A Berry Royal Christmas
This Christmas the Duke and Duchess will join cooking and baking legend Mary Berry as they thank and acknowledge staff and volunteers from charities and organisations who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas period. The program will culminate in a Christmas party full of festive foods and a reminder of what this time of year should really be about.
4. The Trial of Christine Keeler
If you fancy something that you can really sink your teeth into this Christmas, then this series is for you. A six part drama that will focus on Christine Keeler, the 19-year-old woman at the heart of the 1960’s Profumo scandal. According to the BBC, the series will take us “behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.”
5. A Christmas Carol
From the writer of The Peaky Blinders and Taboo, Stephen Knight, comes the newest rendition of the old Christmas favourite, A Christmas Carol. The series will be a three part drama with a star studded cast comprising of the likes of Guy Pearce, Charlotte Riley, Stephen Graham, Andy Serkis and Vinette Robinson, and it’s set to be just as dark and haunting as you’d expect.
6. Toy Story
A firm classic and definitely one that all of the family will enjoy watching again and again. And what better time of year to rewatch it than at Christmas?
Everyone’s favourite Disney princess. Moana is a ground breakingly girl power newbe for Disney, and promises feel good fun, beautiful animations and catchy tunes that everyone will enjoy. Trust me, after watching this you will definitely be adding the Moana soundtrack as a late addition to your Christmas list.
8. Finding Dory
The long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, and another one that will (hopefully) help keep all the family pacified on Christmas Day. The film follows Nemo’s very forgetful pal Dory on her journey. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
9. The Great Festive Bake Off
Make sure your mince pies and Christmas puddings are at the ready! Bake Off will be back once more for a celebrity Festive special with former contestants Tom, Yan, Briony and Terry battling it out for the title Christmas Star Baker. The white tent will then return to our screens again over the New Year holiday with the cast of Derry Girls joining Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul in the tent.