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Merry Christmas RS readers! Here’s what’s on telly today

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Before we start cramming as much turkey as we can eat down our throats, we thought we’d give you a little heads up on what you can expect to see on TV this Christmas Day.

Channel 4

The Simpsons are dominating Channel 4 in the morning with The Simpsons: ‘Tis the Fifteenth Season special at 09:40 followed by another two Christmas themed specials The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas and The Simpsons 19/22: Holidays of Future Passed. Later on in the day, ‘Scrooged’ will air at 15:45 and Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas Special will be screened at 21:00.

Channel 5

Channel 5, surprisingly aren’t showing depressing benefits’ shows  – for once, with The Wizard of Oz airing at 15:10 followed by a repeat of Michael Buble’s Christmas 2015 at 17:10. Christmas night at 21:40 will see Britain’s Favourite ABBA Songs being aired.


Christmas Day Service Live From Bath Abbey will air from 10:00 on BBC One. Doctor Who – The Husbands Of River Song is being screened at from 17:15 and Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special will burst onto your screens at 21:45.


Our Cilla airs at 22:45 on ITV1 with the late Cilla Black’s friends and family looking back on her showbiz life. The Christmas special and last ever episode of Downton Abbey airs at 20:45.


At 10:00 the Soccer AM Christmas Special will air on Sky 1. Star Wars Greatest Moments is at 13:00 followed by back-to-back episodes of Modern Family and The Simpsons from 16:00.

Make sure you’re watching the soaps too as there’s trouble as usual in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Fair City.

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Alex Doyle

Editor at The Bite - covering Soaps and entertainment - email: alex.doyle@thebitenews.com