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Family Christmas TV schedule 2020

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Christmas TV schedule

Whatever your family's plans this Christmas and whoever they are with this year, we all know that the TV is likely to play a part in the festivities, even if you have seen Home Alone 50 times already. To make deciding what to watch as easy as possible, we've gathered together the best family TV shows and films that will be on the box over the festive period. So grab a blanket and your tub of Quality Street and get snuggly in front of the telly. 

24th December

BBC1

Kung Fu Panda, 9.00am

Kung Fu Panda Holiday, 10.25am

Kung Fu Panda 3, 10.45am

Moana, 12.35pm

Cars 3, 2.15pm

Paddington 2, 4.15pm

Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy, 5.55pm

The Wall vs Celebrities, 6.55pm

Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special, 8.40pm

Miranda’s Games With Showbiz Names, 9.45pm

BBC2

Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas, 8.15pm

ITV

Santa Claus the Movie (1985), 11am

The Masked Singer : The Story So Far,  1.15pm 

Tipping Point : Lucky Stars Christmas Special,  4.40pm  

Celebrity Catchphrase Christmas Special, 5.45pm  

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow Christmas Special,  8.15pm  

Channel 4

It’s a Wonderful Life, 2.35pm

Channel 5

Annie, 10.35am

Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers, 12.55pm

Ben-Hur, 3.05pm

Oliver!, 12.05pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 3.10pm

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25th December

BBC1

The Gruffalo, 8.55am

The Gruffalo's Child, 9.25am

The Snail and the Whale, 11am

Zog, 11.25am

Top of the Pops Christmas Special, 11.55am

Zog and the Flying Doctors, 2.35pm

Coco, 3.10pm

Strictly: The Christmas Countdown, 4.45pm

The Wheel Christmas Special, 6pm

Blankety Blank Christmas Special, 7pm

Call the Midwife Christmas special, 7.40pm

BBC2

The Gruffalo and Me: The Magical World of Julia Donaldson, 8.10am

Singin’ in the Rain, 11.35am

La La Land, 10.10pm

Channel 4

Garfield 2, 9.05am

Home Alone 2, 5.30pm

Quentin Blake’s Clown, 7:40pm

ITV

You've Been Framed!   3.10pm    

The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special, 5pm

Britain’s Got Talent at Christmas, 8pm

26th December

BBC1

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 8.55am

Penguins of Madagascar, 10.15am

Madly Madagascar, 11.35am

Brave, 1.20pm

Grease, 5pm

The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special, 7.45pm

BBC2

Cinderella, BBC2, 2.50pm

ITV

The Story of SM:TV Live, 9.25am

Shrek the Halls, 3.40pm

The Cube Christmas Special, 4.05pm

In for a Christmas Penny, 5.15pm

The Chase Christmas  Special, 6.00pm 

The Masked Singer, 7pm

Family Fortunes Celebrity Christmas Special, 8.30pm

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Christmas Special, 9.30pm 

The Holiday, 10.45pm

Channel 4

Horton Hears a Who!, 12noon

Shrek the Third, 5pm

Channel 5

The Karate Kid, 12noon

 
  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 

 

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