Christmas TV guide 2021

While family time may be different again this year, what we can guarantee is some Christmas festive treats to watch on our screens. We all hope this Christmas is better than last Christmas, and our accessibility reporter Dan has come up with his TV guide for the best films, soaps, sport, comedy, lifestyle, entertainment programmes over the Christmas period.

Thursday 23rd December – Matilda 5:10pm-6:55pm Channel 4
Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After – Thursday 23rd December – 8pm- 9pm Sky Max and Sky Showcase
Christmas Eve – Home Alone 6pm-8pm Channel 4 (1st of a trilogy of Home Alone films when a lad gets left Home Alone)
Christmas Day – Mary Poppins Returns 3:10pm-5:10pm BBC 1
Boxing Day- Beauty and the Beast BBC 1 2:20pm-4:20pm , Paddington BBC 1 4:20pm-5:50pm
Wednesday 29th December – A dog’s Journey – 3:30pm-5:15pm BBC1
Thursday December 30th – The Jungle Book 3:35pm-5:15pm BBC 1
Christmas Day – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 5:15pm-7:30pm Channel 4
Home Alone 3- Boxing Day 1:55pm-4pm


Wednesday December 22nd – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm ITV
Coronation Street 7:30pm-8pm and 8:30pm-9pm ITV1

Thursday December 23rd – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm ITV1 _ (little teaser for Emmerdale – Manpreet is suspicious, Sam puts a plan into action and Will lets jealously show
Eastenders 8:05pm-8:35pm BBC1

Christmas Eve – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm (Al pressured, Manpreet floored by dicovery and Bernice gives Will an ultimatum)
Coronation Street 8:30pm-9pm (Daisy chooses Ashley’s party over a drink with Daniel, Kevin goes to great lengths to give Abi best present ever)
Eastenders – 8pm-8:30pm BBC

Christmas Day –Emmerdale 7pm-8pm ITV1 ( the villagers try enjoying Christmas Day, Manpreet searches for info and Al receives threatening message)
Coronation Street 8pm-9pm ITV1 (Barlow-Platt family chrismtas proves to be a test of peace and goodwill, Carla gives Nina a very special gift)
Eastenders 9:35pm-10:20pm BBC1

Boxing Day- Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm ITV1, Coronation Street 7:30pm-8pm ITV1
Eastenders 10pm-10:25pm BBC

Monday 27th December – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm , Coronation Street 9pm-10pm ITV

Tues 28th Dec – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm, Coronation Street 9pm-10pm

Weds 29th – Emmerdale 7pm-7:30pm

Thurs 30th- Emmerdale 7pm-8pm

New Year’s Eve – Emmerdale 7pm-8pm, (Billy proposes, Nate left broke and Priya Struggles) Coronation Street 8pm-9pm (Emma surprised to see Curtis at hospital, Sarah and Adam’s New Year getaway turns sour and Jenny’s misgivings threaten relationship with Leo)

There is generally lots of sport over Christmas and this year will hopefully be the same

Boxing Day- Most Premier League matches played with a few on BT or Sky including Liverpool v Leeds, Aston Villa v Chelsea and Brighton v Brentford
Match of the Day – 10:40pm-12:15am
Mon December 27th- Newcastle v Man United
Match of the Day – Tuesday 28th December (hopefully) 10:35pm-12am
World Darts Championship – ongoing from 15th December 2021 until 3rd January 2022
Football on 28th, 29th and 30th December (hopefully)

Thursday 23rd December – Not Going Out – 10pm-10:40pm
Christmas Eve – Spitting Image Christmas Special – 10pm-10:30pm (this is funny as it picks on people from politics and film and music and shows them doing funny things)

Lorraine – 9am-10am Christmas Day ITV1
Christmas Day – This Morning 10am-12pm ITV1 (pre recorded version of This Morning)

Thursday 23rd December – The Wall vs Celebrities- BBC1 7:15pm-8:05pm (quiz show where celebrities have to answer questions and balls come down a wall and has to try land in the money)

Thursday 23rd December – Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow – 8pm-9pm ITV1
The Cube: Celeb special ITV1 9pm-10:15pm

Christmas Eve: Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas – ITV1 9pm-10pm

Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy – Christmas Eve 10:30pm-11:30pm ITV1

Christmas Day – Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 5:10pm-6:25pm

The Masked Singalong – ITV1 6pm-7pm Christmas Day

Xmas Day – Michael Mcintyre’s Christmas Wheel – BBC 1 6:25pm-7:25pm

Xmas Day – Blankety Blank Christmas Special – 7:25pm-8pm BBC1

The Larkins- ITV 1 9pm-10:25pm Christmas Day

Gogglebox – Best bits of 2021- Channel 4 9:15pm-11:15pm Christmas Day

New Years Eve Party BBC 1 : 11:25pm-12am AND 12:10am-12:40am

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