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The top TV Christmas Specials of 2019

Wondering what you’ll be tuning into after the Christmas lunch? Here you’ll find a breakdown of the best TV Christmas specials to look forward to this year.

From Gavin and Stacey to The Great British Bake Off …

Call the midwife Christmas 2019

Image: BBC/Neal Street Productions

Christmas Day is fast approaching, and already TV channels are starting to reveal their festive schedules, well it is one of the most important parts of the day, how else would we decide what we’d end up fallen asleep too?…

Here we’ve added all the Christmas TV highlights from ITV, BBC, Channel 4, SKY & more that we know so far.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

Image of Strictly Come Dancing logo

Image: BBC

Although not confirmed, it’s likely that once again this year, Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will air on Christmas day. Last years show included celebs Ann Widdecombe and festive winner Aston Merrygold all returned, so who can we expect to get their dancing shoes back on? – Watch this space as details will be announced soon.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will air on BBC

Call the Midwife Christmas Special

Image: BBC

Filming has started for series 9 of Call the Midwife and it’s two Christmas specials. 2019’s Christmas special will see the team take their work to the Outer Hebrides. Led by Mother Mildred, they embark on a trip to the remote yet idyllic Scottish island, where residents have a desperate need for nurses and midwives.

Call the midwife will air on BBC

The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special

The Great British Bake Off Prue, Paul, Sandi and Noel

Image: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

Although Channel 4 have not completely confirmed the festive shows a Q&A with Prue and Paul revealed that a Christmas Bake Off is happening.

The Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials will air channel 4

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special

Image: BBC

Gavin and Stacey will return this December on BBC One, this was confirmed earlier in the year with James Cordon, Rob Brydon, Melanie Walters, Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman all back for the one-off show.

Gavin and Stacey Christmas special will air on BBC

Take Off with Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby

Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby

Image: Hungry Bear Media

Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby will host a brand new BBC Christmas TV special making wishes comes true. Air dates and times have yet to be confirmed however we can be guaranteed lots of laughs and fabulous prizes.

Take Off with Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby Christmas Special will air on BBC

Alan Carr – The Price is Right and Play Your Cards Right Celebrity Special

Alan Carr Christmas 2019

Image: Freemantle

Funny man Alan Carr will be back on our screens as it’s confirmed two new Christmas specials of The Price is Right and Play Your Cards Right will air during the festive period. Dates, times and celebrity guests have yet to be confirmed.

Alan Carr – The Price is Right and Play Your Cards Right Christmas Specials will air on ITV

Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas

ITV Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are back with a one off Christmas special on ITV this Christmas. With old and new classic being sung by the duo, who will also be joined by well known faces, get your TV planners ready as this will be one NOT to be missed.

Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas Christmas Special will air on ITV

Sky Christmas TV guide: all the listings and highlights for 2019

Romesh Looks Back to the Future 2 – 17 December

Romesh Looks Back to the Future 2

©Sky UK Limited

A League of Their Own Xmas Party – 19 Dec

A League of Their Own Xmas Party 2019

©Sky UK Limited

In the Long Run Christmas Special – 23 Dec

In the Long Run Christmas Special

©Sky UK Limited

Reluctant Landlord Christmas Special – 24 Dec

Reluctant Landlord Christmas Special 2019

©Sky UK Limited

Cinderella: After Ever After – 24 Dec

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Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration – New Year’s Day

Miranda Much Such Fun Celebration

Image credit; BBC/Monkey Kingdom/Guy Levy

Miranda Hart returns for a one-off special, Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, which was filmed at the London Palladium in which the cast and crew take a fond look back at some of their favourite memories from the past ten years.

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas – Thursday 26th December

Paul O'Grady For The Love Of Dogs

Image credit: Olga Productions/Battersea Cats and Dogs Home

Paul O’Grady returns once again to Battersea Dogs and Home. This year, Paul’s enlisted to help dogs with behavioural problems. There’s a reclusive pup called Misty who refuses to leave her kennel, a grumpy Yorkshire terrier called Teddy who refuses to walk and an American bulldog who’s lost her mojo after years enjoying pub life.

A Berry Royal Christmas – Monday 16th December

A Berry Royal Christmas

BBC/Shine TV Ltd/Matt Porteous

Mary Berry caters for a very special party for charity volunteers in A Berry Royal Christmas with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Nadia Hussain.

Watch this space for more Christmas TV news as it’s announced.

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