The BBC has released it’s Christmas TV schedule for it’s prime TV station – and it’s good news if you like Julia Donaldson and Mrs Brown’s Boys.
BBC One will screen several films inspired by author Donaldson, including Zog and The Gruffalo, across the Christmas period.
There are also the old Christmas favourites, with EastEnders and Mrs Brown’s Boys dotted across the schedule.
Here’s the rundown:
Christmas Day will kick off with a Gruffalo extravaganza on BBC One.
The Gruffalo will be followed by the Gruffalo’s Child.
There is a distinctly Julia Donaldson feel, with The Snail and The Whale and Zog to follow in the morning.
Strictly Come Dancing kicks off the evening entertainment at 4.45pm, with Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel, Blankety Blankm, Call The Midwife and EastEnders to follow.
It is a late slot for EastEnders, a perennial Christmas favourite, at 9.10pm, followed by Mrs Brown’s Boys.
On Boxing Day, Aston Villa fans will enjoy a live match against Crystal Palace at 2.45pm.
There is a Great British Sewing Bee special and EastEnders in the evening, before the movie Dunkirk.
New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day, there are two movies from the How To Train Your Dragon series.
There is also yet more EastEnders and Mrs Brown’s Boys.