With December creeping up on us, we’re getting into the Christmas mood already. The Christmas lights are out, the fashionista trees are up and the festive albums are being released [hello, Kylie!]. And while everyone may be gearing up for party season, we can’t help but get a little [okay, very] excited about slobbing out in our PJs watching the amazing Christmas telly on offer. Get ready for the weeklong fest of duvet days next month…
Downton Abbey addicts will be saying farewell this Christmas. But don’t sob just yet, as this is going to be the most epic (and undoubtably most watched) feature-length special on Christmas day. After much anticipation, the hit TV series have just unveiled the trailer for the final episode, too (scroll down, ladies). Lady Rose (Lily James) will be returning to the mansion to shake things up but will Lady Edith accept Bertie’s proposal? Tissues at the ready…
For more extra glitz the Strictly Come Dancing special is back too. The best part? Past winners and contestants from Abbey Clancy to Harry Judd will be joining the line-up to compete once again. And after retiring as host in 2013, Bruce Forsyth, will be returning to co-host alongside Tess Daley, and Take That will be performing.We. Can’t. Wait.
1950s drama more your thing? Then you don’t want to miss Call The Midwife on Christmas Day. While we do still miss Miranda as the lovable Chummy – this is still set to be a cracker (‘scuse the pun). Yep, while the episode was actually filmed in the summer heat this episode is maybe the most festive of them all, with Strictly star Helen George back in action (minus the sequins), and has been pictured larking about on the set.
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Looking for something feel good? If you loved Happy Feet then you’ll adore BBC’s Snow Chick – a documentary narrated by Kate Winslet about a baby penguin trying to survive the first few months of winter. Your heart will melt!
And for everyone that loved a Friday night in with Top Of The Pops you can’t miss the Christmas special with George Ezra and Clean Bandit performing. Plus if you’re looking for a bit of eye candy (ahum good serious television) then you have to catch anticipated murder mystery And Then There Were None. It stars Poldark’s Aidan Turner AND Douglas Booth. Swoon.
Grab your Babycham and settle down with Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Xmas special – you’ll feel like you’re drinking WITH the celebs! And what more could anyone want for Christmas?
And then to carry on the trend of fab Christmas telly even after the big day– the Sherlock special is coming back for a one-off 90minute episode on 1 January 2016. And boy does it look good. Cumberbunnys will delight in the reboot which called The Abominable Bride which follows Holmes and Watson as they are transported back in time to Victorian London where they deal with a ghostly mystery.
By Emma Firth