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11 Of The Best Christmas Specials

Its that time of year where its cold outside and you couldn’t think of anything better than snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of tea. Here are some Christmas Specials to get you through the festive period.

Mrs. Browns Boys

BBC One 10pm Christmas Day

As the BBC says: “Agnes has been given a special Christmas tree from Buster Brady to cheer her up – what could possibly go wrong?”

Celebrity Juice

ITV2 December 14th

The celebrity guests on the Christmas edition are Gino D’Acampo, John Barrowman, Stacey Solomon, Ricky Wilson and Denise Van Outen.

The Great British Bake Off

Channel 4, 2.30pm Christmas Day and 3.05pm Boxing day.

Bakers from the previous series will return for the Christmas special. Familiar faces such as Selasi Gbormittah, Val Stones, Paul Jagger and Rav Bansal will feature in two festive episodes, competing in seasonal challenges to find out who wins star baker.

Morecambe and Wise

An iconic British comic double act, working in variety, radio, film and most successfully in television, they have been described as “the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that Britain has ever produced”

Their Christmas specials are a massive part of Christmas day for many families, and they are on repeat throughout the festive period.

 Eastenders Live Special

BBC1 Times still to be confirmed.

This year’s storyline proves to be as explosive as always as it has been revealed that this year’s Christmas storylines are some of the most ambitious ever told in the soap’s history.



This episode came out when the show had really hit its stride, the various different plot lines intertwine and culminate in hilarious misunderstandings, providing laugh out loud moments aplenty.


The one with the holiday armadillo. Ross wants to introduce Ben to Hanukah. The laughs, misunderstandings and of course the costumes really make this episode and it’s a must watch every Christmas.

Gavin and Stacey

The success of this comedy lies in its simplicity. It is an accurate representation of everybody’s Christmas and that’s why we love it so much, it’s one of the more relatable Christmas specials.

The Royle Family

The Royle Family lives its life in front of the television – smoking, drinking, joking, gossiping and munching snacks and their Christmas is no different.

Only Fools and Horses

There are over 15 Christmas episodes to choose from, all as good as each other! But the episode where Del Boy and Rodney dress up as Batman and Robin has been named as Britain’s most memorable Christmas television moment.

Doctor Who

BBC1 5.30pm Christmas Day

It’s fair to say that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special will be a pretty momentous episode, featuring the departure of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, the debut of new lead Jodie Whittaker, and the return of an old character in David Bradley’s First Doctor.