Christmas TV lineups: BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 – Quick Guide

Picking what to watch at Christmas time can be a tricky challenge, so here is a quick handy guide to the biggest shows and movies airing across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Check out the Christmas TV schedules for the big channels below:

Christmas Eve:
The Lady and the Tramp – 5.05pm
A Christmas Carol – 6.45pm
Merlin – 8.15pm
EastEnders – 9pm
Outnumbered – 9.35pm
Mrs Brown’s Boys – 10.15pm

Christmas Day:
Shrek Forever After – 3.10pm
Doctor Who – 5.15pm
Strictly Come Dancing – 6.15pm
Call the Midwife – 7.30pm
EastEnders – 8.45pm
The Royle Family – 9.45pm

Boxing Day:
How to Train Your Dragon – 5pm
Alice in Wonderland – 6.50pm
EastEnders – 8.30pm
Miranda – 9pm
Mrs Brown’s Boys – 9.30pm

Christmas Eve:
Rod Stewart’s Christmas – 3.30pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 4.45pm
Emmerdale – 7pm
Coronation Street – 7.30pm
Spice Girls Story Viva Forever – 8.30pm
Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Special 11.15pm

Christmas Day:
Toy Story – 1.25pm
Tangled – 3.10pm
You’ve Been Framed Christmas – 5pm
Emmerdale – 5.30pm and 7pm
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas – 6pm
Coronation Street – 7.30pm
Downton Abbey – 8.45pm
Couple’s Retreat – 10.45pm

Boxing Day:
Toy Story 2 – 5.10pm
Emmerdale – 7pm
Coronation Street – 7.30pm
That Dog Can Dance – 8pm
Doors Open – 9pm
Atonement – 11.15pm

Channel 4
Christmas Eve:
Home Alone 2 – 14:45pm
The Snowman and the Snowdog – 8pm
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Christmas Special – 8.30pm
8 out of 10 Cats Christmas Special – 9pm
Peep Show – 9.30pm
Friday Night Dinner – 10pm

Christmas Day:
The Alternative Christmas Message – 4.20pm
Deal or No Deal’s Big Christmas Dinner – 4.30pm
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring – 5.40pm
Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Christmas Special – 9pm
Rude Tube Christmas Cracker – 10pm

Boxing Day:
Turner and Hooch – 3.40pm
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 6.55pm
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 10.30pm

Channel 5
Christmas Eve:
Rolf’s Animal Christmas – 6pm
World’s Biggest Pets – 7pm
A Right Royal Year – 8pm
Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Cracker – 9pm

Christmas Day:
Gone with the Wind – 9am
Ben Hur – 1.15pm
The Santa Incident – 5.25pm
Eddie Stobarts Trucks, Trailers and Tinsel – 8pm
Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Delivery 9pm

Boxing Day:
The Greatest Story Ever Told – 12.40pm
TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks – 7.05pm
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2012 – 10pm

Christmas Eve:
Michael Buble Home for the Holidays – 4.30pm
Trollied Christmas Special – 9pm
A League of their Own – 10pm

Christmas Day:
Robbie Williams Take The Crown – 4.30pm
All Star Christmas Presents – 6pm
A Very JLS Christmas – 7.30pm
An Idiot Abroad 3 – 9pm

Boxing Day:
School of Rock – 12am
Spy Christmas Special – 9pm
Little Crackers – 9.30pm

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