BBC 1 11.35am Top of the PopsKick your day off with a mixture of the latest tunes and some festive bangers with Ferne Cotton. A classic program that sets you up for a day of celebrations after a fry up full of the knowledge of this year’s Christmas number 1.
ITV2 2pm The Grinch
One for all the family, you'll struggle to find anyone who doesn't love the Grinch. The perfect pre-dinner warm up, get yourself feeling all festive and refreshed with some overly-cheery songs from Cindy-Lou and the rest of Whoville.
CH4 4.55pm Home Alone 2
A classic not to be missed. Follow Kevin’s adventures through New York as he comes face to face with the wet bandits for the second time. Get the snacks at the ready and claim your position on the couch as you install full post-dinner festive mode.
BBC1 8.30pm Gavin and Stacey
This is the big one. Our favourite Welsh couple return to our screens for one time only with their highly anticipated Christmas special. This is perfect viewing to help soothe the expanding waistline and impending sore head.
CH4 9.30pm First Dates at Christmas
What better way to end the day than with Fred and his team using their match making skills over the festive period? Tis’ the season of love, and if previous Christmas specials are anything to go by, this instalment won’t be short of tears, laughter and unfortunate first date mishaps.