Christmas TV Top Picks (2016)

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:

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Christmas TV Top Picks 24th – 26th December 2016
DayNameChannelTime
Christmas EveScrooged (1988)Channel 42.45pm
Christmas EveThe Snowman (1982)Channel 44.45pm
Christmas EveScrooge (1951) Alastair Sim B/WChannel 55.10pm
Christmas EveThe Snowman and the Snowdog (2012)Channel 45.15pm
Christmas EveThe Polar Express (2004)ITV26.55pm
Christmas DayRear Window (1954) Alfred HitchcockFilm 412.55am
Christmas DayDoctor WhoBBC15.45pm
Christmas DayIt's A Wonderful Life (1946)Channel 42.20pm
Christmas DayScrooge (1970) Albert FinneyChannel 511.50am
Christmas DayThe Wizard of Oz (1939)Channel 52.10pm
Christmas DaySingin' In The Rain (1952)Channel 54.10pm
Boxing DayVertigo (1958) Alfred HitchcockFilm 41.20am

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So some truly must see television this Christmas.

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 UKTV (UK Gold, Yesterday etc..)

The only new programme in the selection is Doctor Who, so more quality new programmes needed for next Christmas along with the usual classics mentioned above.

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