You know Christmas is just around the corner when BBC and ITV reveal their big plans for December 25.
Both the broadcasters have unveiled their festive schedules - which means we’ll be sitting firmly on our bottoms after eating turkey and gorging on Doctor Who, Paul O’Grady and more.
Of course, EastEnders takes pride of place on BBC One’s schedule, airing a one-hour special at 8.45pm on Christmas Day. That means it will go head-to-head with the last ever episode of Downton Abbey, which kicks of at the same time on ITV. HOW WILL WE CHOOSE?
BBC is trotting out all our faves over the course of the day, too, with Doctor Who kicking off the Christmas evening at 5.15pm, followed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special at 6.15pm.
Call the Midwife is on at 7.30pm on BBC One and a brand new episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys will air at 9.45pm.
Over on ITV, prepare for festive soap drama as Emmerdale airs at 6.45pm and Coronation Street airs at 7.45pm on the big day.
The channel will also broadcast a special Cilla Black tribute programme, Our Cilla, at 10.45pm. The show will honour the late Blind Date legend following her death in August.
Channel 4 is also getting in on the Christmas theme with a very special children’s version of Gogglebox, called Gogglesprogs, airing at 8pm on Christmas Day. WE CAN’T WAIT.
See all the highlights below:
17:15: Doctor Who
18:15: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special
19:30: Call the Midwife
21:45: Mrs Brown’s Boys
17:00: Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
19:45: Coronation Street
20:45: Downton Abbey (the last ever episode)
22:45: Our Cilla