What’s on TV on Christmas Day? BBC and ITV release their festive schedules

Here’s the schedule for BBC One, BBC Two and ITV this Christmas.

Everyone has their Christmas traditions, some go for a lovely morning walk, others go for a swim in the sea whilst some treat Christmas Day like any other day.

However you choose to spend Christmas Day, one thing that almost every household does is sit down, and turn on the television.

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Like any other year, the drama that unfolds on soaps and the collaboration between celebrities is unmatched.

This year promises to be no different, and after a difficult, pandemic ravaged year, it may mean a lot more to us this year than any other.

Here’s what’s on TV on Saturday, December 25.

BBC One

06:00 - BBC Breakfast

09:05 - Zog

09:35 - Zog and the Flying Doctors

10:00 - Christmas Morning from Coventry Cathedral

11:00 - Stick Man

11:25 - Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

12:00 - Top of the Pops Christmas Special

13:00 - BBC Weekend News

13:05 - BBC Weather

13:10 - The Secret Life of Pets 2

14:30 - Superworm

15:00 - The Queen

15:10 - Mary Poppins Returns

17:10 - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

18:25 - Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel Christmas Special

19:25 - Blankety Blank Christmas Special

20:00 - Call the Midwife Christmas Special

21:35 - EastEnders

22:20 - Mrs Brown’s Boys “Mammy’s Mechanical Merriment”

22:55 - The Vicar of Dibley

23:50 - BBC Weekend News

23:55 - BBC Weather

BBC Two

06:10 - The Polar Bear Family & Me

07:10 - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

08:20 - Malory Towers

08:45 - Carol’s from King’s

10:00 - Gangsta Granny

11:10 - Casablanca

12:50 - Meet Me in St Louis

14:40 - Talking Pictures

15:10 - The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

15:40 - The Two Ronnies: The Studio Recordings

16:10 - Quentin Blake - The Drawing of My Life

17:10 - The Queen

17:20 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

19:00 - The Morecambe and Wise Show Christmas Show 1971

19:45 - The Morecambe and Wise Show: Lost tape 1970

20:35 - A Musical Family Christmas with the Kanneh-Masons

21:35 - Pavarotti

23:20 - Pavarotti in Hyde Park

ITV 1

06:35 - Be Cool Scooby Doo

07:00 - Good Morning Britain

09:00 - Lorraine

10:00 - This Morning

12:00 - James Martin’s Saturday Morning

14:00 - Ainsley’s Christmas Good Mood Food

15:10 - Santa Claus - The Movie

17:15 - ITV News

17:30 - Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

18:00 - The Masked Singalong

19:00 - Emmerdale

20:00 - Coronation Street

21:00 - The Larkins

22:25 - ITV News

22:40 - Love Actually