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Kids Christmas Day TV Line-Up Revealed

After tearing into all of Santa’s parcels and even having a few cheeky sweets on Christmas morning, the TV is usually then put on for the kids to watch and this years children’s lineup looks fantastic!

If like us you are up first thing to see what Santa has left, you can tune in to BBC1 at 9.00am and settle down to watch The Gruffalo which is then followed by Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale, however if you and the kids are up even earlier you can head over to ITV1 and watch Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000) at 7.55am and following straight after is the Disney classic Aladdin which will finish around 11.10 am – just in time for a few more sweets!

To get the day kick started (so the parents can get on with making the dinner) kids can settle down to watch Shrek the Halls at 12.15pm and straight after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa on BBC1. ITV1 will also be playing a film Toy Story at 1.25pm.

Depending on what time you have Christmas dinner (before or after the Queen’s speech at 3.00pm) your little ones can tune into ITV1 to view Tangled at 3.10pm or over on BBC1 Shrek Forever After.

After dinner has finished, and one or two are sleeping… we mean “resting our eyes” its then time for parents to tune into this years Doctor Who which if you have older children will love.

Below is the full breakdown of BBC 1 and ITV 1 Christmas Day TV Viewing:

BBC1 Christmas Day line-up:

  • 9.00am The Gruffalo
  • 9.25am Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale
  • 9.50am First Flight
  • 10.00am Christmas Day Eucharist – live from St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
  • 11.00am Only Fools and Horses
  • 12.05pm BBC News
  • 12.13pm Weather
  • 12.15pm Shrek the Halls
  • 12.40pm Film : Madagascar : Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • 2.00pm Top of the Pops Christmas Special
  • 3.00pm The Queen
  • 3.10pm Film : Shrek Forever After (2010)
  • 4.35pm Room on the Broom
  • 5.00pm BBC News
  • 5.10pm Weather
  • 5.15pm Doctor Who The Snowmen
  • 8.45pm EastEnders
  • 9.45pm The Royle Family
  • 11.00pm BBC News
  • 10.35pm Weather
  • 11.00pm The Vicar of Dibley
  • 11.40pm On Christmas Night
  • 11.45pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You

ITV1 Christmas Day Line-Up

  • 6.00am CITV
  • 7.55am Film : Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)
  • 9.25am Film : Aladdin (1992)
  • 11.10am The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Song
  • 12.40pm Text Santa
  • 1.15pm ITV News & Weather
  • 1.25pm Film : Toy Story (1995)
  • 3.00pm The Queen’s Speech
  • 3.10pm Film : Tangled (2010)
  • 5.00pm New You’ve Been Framed! Christmas Special
  • 5.30pm Emmerdale
  • 6.00pm Paul O’Grady : For The Love of Dogs
  • 7.00pm Emmerdale
  • 7.30pm Coronation Street
  • 8.30pm ITV News and Weather
  • 8.45pm Downton Abbey
  • 10.45pm Film : Couples Retreat (2009)
  • 1.30am Christmas Carols on ITV

Will you be tuning into any of these? or will you be giving your eyes a rest (sleeping) when these TV shows are on? Comment below.

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