Christmas Telly sorted: Festive TV schedule highlights

Telly lovers out there, rejoice - because BBC1, ITV and Channel 4 have unveiled their Christmas Day programme scheduling - and there's some festive 'crackers' coming your way.

Yep, if you get tired of pretending to be delighted by that bar of soap from your Nan, or want to avoid fighting over the last bit of Christmas pud - then the telly box has a whole host of delights, just waiting for you to tune in.

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Christmas Day tv schedule

Dr Who 'The Snowmen' (sounds ominous) takes over BBC1 at 5.15pm, with Strictly Come Dancing following at 6.15pm.

Prime-time will, unsurprisingly, be taken over by a selection of 'specials' - with a festive edition of Call The Midwife airing at 7.30pm on BBC1, and a Downton Abbey Christmas Special at 8.45pm on ITV1.

A one-off episode of The Royle Family will also air on the BBC at the later time of 9.45, while Channel 4 plans to show a Christmassy version of Alan Carr's Chatty Man at 9pm. AWOOGA.

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Soap lovers out there will want to tune in to BBC1 at 8.45pm, when Eastenders airs (apaz, Phil Mitchell is going to propose) while Corrie and Emmerdale will be shown at 7.30pm and 5.30pm respectively.

For those who love snuggling up with a film and a truckload of chocolate, there's some good flicks being shown too.

The first Lord of the Rings movie will air from 5.40pm on Channel 4, while Vince Vaughn comedy Couples Retreat starts at 10.45pm - which is usually the time we start feeling sick from the aforementioned chocs.

Christmas Day TV schedule

If you prefer a bit o' Disney (WHO DOESN'T?) Aladdin kicks of Christmas day at 9.35am, followed by the awesome Tangled at 3.10pm.

PHEW - any of those tickle yer stockings?

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