Christmas Day has finally arrived after a seemingly never-ending year! From animated specials to entertain the kids to Christmas specials and comedy classics, here are our picks of top TV to enjoy as you celebrate the special day.
Call the Midwife Christmas Special
BBC One, 7:40pm
This year’s Call the Midwife Christmas special re-joins the midwives at Nonnatus House in December 1965, where they’re preparing for some joyfully traditional celebrations.
Things go amiss when Sister Monica Jones is rushed to hospital, and a surprise visit leads to Shelaugh going into labour and experiencing an intensely emotional birth.
Peter Davison (Gentleman Jack) guest-stars as the ringmaster of a circus which arrives in Poplar, taking Nurse Phyllis Crane on a thrilling big-top adventure.
Britain’s Got Talent Christmas Spectacular
With over 14 years’ worth of wonderfully and wacky contestants, this Christmas spectacular will see Ant and Dec welcome the most memorable acts back to the BGT stage.
The special promises to see the four judges, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo, out of their seats and into the dazzling stage lights as part of the festive extravaganza.
Quentin Blake’s Clown
Channel 4, 7:45pm
Arguably Britain’s most iconic illustrator, Quentin Blake will have his beloved children’s book Clown brought to life in an exciting animation narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.
The 30-minute film will depict the adventures of a group of discarded toys, led by a little toy clown, who hopes to find a new loving home for himself and his friends.
The special will be created with traditional hand-drawn animation techniques to perfectly capture the magic of Blake’s original illustrations.
Victoria Wood: The Secret List
BBC One, 9:10pm
Undeniably one of Britain’s comedy icons, Victoria Wood brought countless laughs and joy over her illustrious career spanning more than 40 years.
This first episode of a two-part special will relive the 20 sketches Victoria loved the most, as listed by her in a personal notebook found after her death.
Narrated by comedian Sara Pascoe, The Secret List will also feature famous faces discussing Victoria’s beloved catalogue, including screenwriter Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), filmmaker Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake), playwright Winsome Pinnock, actress Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders) and singer Joan Armatrading.