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CHRISTMAS DAY TV HIGHLIGHTS 2023

What to watch on Christmas Day.



TABBY McTAT

BBC One

In the bustling heart of London, Tabby McTat (Sope Dirisu), a singing cat, and his busker friend Fred (Rob Brydon) entertain passing crowds, and the pair are 'purrrfectly happy'. One day, while Tabby McTat takes a stroll, he stumbles upon a friendly feline named Sock (Susan Wokoma). Then fate takes an unexpected turn when a thief steals the buskers' hard-earned money.



THE KING

BBC One

HM King Charles III delivers his annual Christmas message to the nation and the Commonwealth.


STRICTLY COME DANCING

BBC One

Join Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as six stars take to the floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2023. Will the judges be naughty or nice this year?

Sam Ryder performs in the ballroom and there are two spectacular group routines guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer.



DOCTOR WHO

BBC One

Long ago, on Christmas Eve, a baby was abandoned in the snow. Today, Ruby Sunday meets the Doctor, goblins, stolen babies and, perhaps, the secret of her birth.


THE CHRISTMAS WHEEL

BBC One

Rylan Clark, Peter Crouch and Nicole Scherzinger are the special celebrity contestants, hoping to answer their way to a festive fortune for chosen charities.

Our seven celebrity experts are on hand to use their knowledge of all things Christmas to help the three famous faces bank as much cash as possible.



GHOSTS

BBC One

It’s coming up to Christmas, and Mike’s mum is staying. Betty wants to be helpful, but it isn’t long before she is driving Mike and Alison round the bend. Betty has overstayed her welcome, but Alison and Mike don’t quite have the heart to tell her.


CALL THE MIDWIFE

BBC One

It’s December 1968. The countdown to Christmas is on, as is the launch of Apollo 8’s moon mission. Sister Monica Joan is convinced this could be her last yuletide and that she will not live to see man walk on the moon.



EASTENDERS

BBC One

Christmas fever is in full swing in Walford as Sharon and Keanu prepare to say, ‘I do.’ The Mitchell family lunch is interrupted by a surprise visitor, while Jay receives an unexpected Christmas present. And in a flash, Denise, Kathy, Linda, Sharon, Stacey and Suki’s lives are permanently changed forever as a Walford male meets his fate in The Vic.


MRS BROWN'S BOYS

BBC One

All Mrs Brown wants is a nice, peaceful Christmas, but the family have other ideas! Cathy’s decided to cook Christmas dinner for the first time ever, a sentimental decoration has gone missing and there's a surprise dinner guest, all of which have the potential to ruin Agnes’ quiet Christmas.



THE MASKED SINGER

ITV1

Four celebrities compete undercover in elaborate costumes, keeping their true identities hidden. As each celebrity performs, our superstar panel of detectives try to unwrap their festive faces and unlock TV's best kept secret.


THE 1% CLUB

ITV1

Lee Mack hosts a festive special of The 1% Club with all the Christmas bells and whistles. Every question is Christmas themed and our 100 contestants are hoping to make the holiday season even more special by winning up to £100,000. 



THE PIANO

Channel 4

Claudia Winkleman hosts a Christmas special at London's Kings Cross station with Mika and Lang Lang.


THE FESTIVE POTTERY THROWDOWN

Channel 4 Siobhán McSweeney hosts a special Christmas episode, joined by celebrity contestants Hugh Dennis, Sophie Duker, Alice Levine and Joe Swash.



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