Christmas Day TV picks: the best shows on television tonight!

Published Friday, Dec 25 2015, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
It's Christmas Day – here's the pick of what to watch…

Doctor Who, BBC1, 5.15pm

With Doctor Who hiding from comedy antlers and Christmas carolers on a remote human colony, the last thing he needs is a crashed spaceship calling on him for help.

Doctor Who Christmas Special, Fri 25 Dec


But that's exactly what he gets when he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and sent on a frantic chase across the galaxy. As he heads to a destination he's been avoiding for a very long time, everything is set to be revealed for the Doctor.

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC1, 6.15pm

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly present the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special as six former contestants return to the dancefloor to win the seasonal trophy.

Strictly Christmas Special, Fri 25 Dec


Abbey Clancy, Alison Hammond, Cassidy Little, Harry Judd, Lisa Snowdon, and Tom Chambers are all back in the ballroom ready to prove they haven't forgotten a thing since taking their first steps on the show. But who will lift the silver star?

Call The Midwife, BBC1, 7.15pm

Poplar is readying itself for Christmas 1960 in the seasonal special of Call The Midwife and a visit from a BBC film crew promises to make it one to remember.

Call The Midwife Christmas special, Fri 25 Dec


But it's a difficult time of year for a grieving mother, and things at Nonnatus are tense as Sister Monica Joan determines to bring the Christmas spirit early, despite Sister Evangelina's disgust. But things take a turn when Sister Monica Joan goes missing…

Downton Abbey, ITV, 8.45pm

As 1925 comes to an end, so too does Downton Abbey in this last ever ever episode of the period drama.

Downton Abbey Christmas Special, Fri 25 Dec


The family and servants are preparing for an unforgettable New Year's Eve, but many questions remain – can Mary build bridges and get Edith her happy ending? Will Anna and Bates get the day they've been waiting for? Has Daisy missed her chance with a suitor? And will Robert learn the value of independence?

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas Special, C4, 9pm

It's a very special festive edition of Alan Carr: Chatty Man this Christmas Day as he welcomes his unique house band to entertain us and several celebs too.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man, 11th series, Fri 30 Aug

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Catherine Tate's Nan, Keith Lemon, Lorraine Kelly, Emma Willis, Marvin Humes, Gogglebox's Steph and Dom, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Bishop are all joining in, and music comes from Little Mix and One Direction.

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