Christmas Day TV highlights: Downton Abbey, Strictly, Doctor Who and more!

Published Thursday, Dec 25 2014, 00:02 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
It's Christmas day – we take a look at what to watch on TV…

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, BBC1, 5pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Lisa Riley, Rachel Stevens, Louis Smith, Chris Hollins, and Russell Grant return to the ballroom for this year's pantomime-themed Christmas Special.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, Thu 25 Dec


Sir Bruce Forsyth is also back to host alongside Tess, and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell will be dishing out the scores to find the festive champion.

Doctor Who, BBC1, 6.15pm

It's the Last Christmas for The Doctor and Clara in this special, but they're not singing the popular Wham! classic, they are trapped on an arctic base facing their last Christmas!

Doctor Who Christmas Special, Thu 25 Dec


Under attack from terrifying creatures, they call on Santa Claus to save the day. Will he come through for them?

Call The Midwife, BBC1, 7.50pm

Rehearsals are underway for the Sunday School Christmas Concert and Chummy is desperately trying to choreograph dancing snowflakes, while Trixie is sorting a Father Christmas costume.

Call The Midwife Christmas Special, Thu 25 Dec


Chummy has other things to occupy her too when she's enlisted to help run a poorly managed mother and baby home. Can she bring some Christmas joy to the residents lives?

Downton Abbey, ITV, 9pm

The Crawley family have gone on a shooting holiday to Northumberland with Lord Sinderby's clan. But although good sport is enjoyed, butler Stowell has an axe to grind and a scandalous secret that threatens the fun.

Downton Abbey Christmas Special, Thu 25 Dec


Back at Downton, the servants are holding the fort. All except Anna, who's still in prison, but Bates has a plan to get her out…

Alan Carr: Chatty Man, C4, 9pm

Alan Carr is getting on the sofa for his Christmas special featuring Terry Wogan, Sarah Millican, Dan Stevens, Emma Willis, and Phillip Schofield.

Alan Carr:Chatty Man Christmas Special, Thu 25 Dec

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Gino D'Acampo cooks up some festive nosh, and Sam Smith, George Ezra, and McBusted provide the music.

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