Christmas TV Top Picks (2017)

It’s time for a quick look at some of the television you may be watching over the festive period here in the UK.  A quick look through the television listings reveals a pretty poor selection this time around.  Yes this years selection rely on those Christmas classics we see every year and must see every year.  So here are our Christmas TV top picks:

Christmas TV Top Picks 24th – 26th December 2017
Christmas EveRunaround: Christmas Special (1979) (Mike Reid)Talking Pictures TV11:30am
Scrooge (1951) Alastair Sim B/WChannel 54:15pm
The Snowman (1982)Channel 45:20pm
Carols from King’sBBC25:45pm
The Snowman and the Snowdog (2012)Channel 45:55pm
Treasure Island (1972) (Orson Wells)Talking Pictures TV6pm
The Muppet Christmas CarolChannel 46:30pm
Whatever Happened To The Likely LadsBBC48:15pm
Father Ted Christmas SpecialMore49pm
Not Going Out Christmas SpecialBBC19:30pm
Only Two Can Play (1962) (Peter Sellers)Talking Pictures TV10pm
MR James Ghost StoriesBBC410pm-1:40am
The Vicar of DibleyBBC110:30pm
Carry On BehindITV311:35pm
Christmas DayCasino Royale (1967) David Niven/Peter SellersITV12:45am
Carry On FilmsITV36:55am-1:45am
Scrooge (1935) (Seymour Hicks)Talking Pictures TV9am
The Snowman (1982)Channel 412:45pm
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)ITV12:50pm
Singin’ In The Rain (1952)Channel 51:05pm
Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs)Channel 41:55pm
Scrooged (1988) (Bill Murray)Channel 42:35pm
Scrooge (1951)Talking Pictures TV4pm
Doctor WhoBBC15:30pm
The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show (1977)BBC25:35pm
Home Alone (1990)Channel 45:50pm
The Bohemian Girl (1936) L&HTalking Pictures TV6:30pm
Laughter In Paradise (1951) Alastair SimTalking Pictures TV8pm
Christmas Night With The Stars (1972)BBC49pm
Bedazzled (1967) (Peter Cook)Talking Pictures TV10pm
Mrs Brown’s BoysBBC110pm
Steptoe and Son (1972) FilmChannel 511:55pm
Boxing DayHell Drivers (1957)Talking Pictures TV12am
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) (Michael Caine)BBC21:20pm
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)BBC12:10pm
E.T The Extra Terrestrial (1982)ITV3:30pm
Back to the Future (1985)Channel46pm
Birds of a Feather Christmas SpecialITV10:15pm

Plus there are the usually Christmas specials such as Porridge, Only Fools and Horses, Steptoe and Son, Blackadder and Dads Army across the festive period on the BBC, UKTV (UK Gold, Yesterday etc..)

Don’t forget Talking Pictures TV has plenty of classic films and television and is now available on Freeview channel 81, Sky 343, Virgin 445, Youview 81 & Freesat 306.

Have a merry Christmas & a happy new year!!!

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