Amongst the alcohol, mince pies and presents, a bit of background TV always goes down a treat on Christmas Day.

Whether you want a classic Christmas cartoon to get you in the mood or the latest instalment of your favourite series, the Freeview Box should have you covered.

Here’s a rundown of all the must-watch TV on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th) – updated regularly!

Christmas Day TV Guide 2018

7:05 am – BBC Two – Rise of the Guardians (2012, 7/10)

9:00 am – BBC One – The Gruffalo

11:00 am – BBC One – Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit (2005, 8/10)

12:30 pm – BBC 1 – Top of the Pops Christmas special

12:40 pm – Channel 4 – The Snowman (1982, 10/10)

13:15 pm – Channel 4 – The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012, 8/10)

13:45 pm – Channel 4 – Arthur Christmas (2011, 9/10)

While The Snowman and The Snowdog are historic Christmas classics, Arthur Christmas is a modern flick that delivers all of the same magic.

Dinner not ready for another couple of hours? No worries!

15:00 pm – BBC 1 – The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast

Unfortunately, it’s a must-watch. While the Queen’s speech may not be that entertaining it is our Queenie.

 To another year of her royalty… which can quickly be followed by some more Christmas movies.

15:10 pm – BBC One – The Jungle Book (2016, 8/10)

16:00 pm – Channel 4 – A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992, 9/10)

16:10 pm – ITV – Monsters Inc (2001, 9/10)

17.30 pm – BBC 1 – Strictly Come Dancing: Christmas special

17.40 pm – ITV2 – Elf (2003, 9/10)

17:40 pm – Channel 4 – Home Alone 2 (1992, 8/10)

18.45 pm – BBC 1 – Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show

19:45 pm – ITV2 – Jurassic World (2015, 7/10)

20:00 – Channel 4 – A Christmas Bake Off 

The U.K public is obsessed with The Great British Bake Off.

Fittingly, there is a special Christmas episode of the classic baking show to round off your big day in style.

The Geat Christmas British Bake Off
Bakers Liam, Flo, Andrew and Jane

21:15 – Channel 4 – First Dates at Christmas

21:15 pm – More 4 – Gladiator (2000, 9/10)

22:15 – Channel 4 – Alan Carr’s Christmas Cracker!

22:15 pm – BBC 1 – Mrs Brown’s Boys

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Liam Curtis
Liam Curtis

Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.

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