What’s on TV on Christmas Day? BBC and ITV release their festive schedules

Here’s the schedule for BBC One, BBC Two and ITV this Christmas.

Everyone has their Christmas traditions, some go for a lovely morning walk, others go for a swim in the sea whilst some treat Christmas Day like any other day.

However you choose to spend Christmas Day, one thing that almost every household does is sit down, and turn on the television.

Like any other year, the drama that unfolds on soaps and the collaboration between celebrities is unmatched.

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    This year promises to be no different, and after a difficult, pandemic ravaged year, it may mean a lot more to us this year than any other.

    Here’s what’s on TV on Saturday, December 25.

    BBC One

    06:00 - BBC Breakfast

    09:05 - Zog

    09:35 - Zog and the Flying Doctors

    10:00 - Christmas Morning from Coventry Cathedral

    11:00 - Stick Man

    11:25 - Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

    12:00 - Top of the Pops Christmas Special

    13:00 - BBC Weekend News

    13:05 - BBC Weather

    13:10 - The Secret Life of Pets 2

    14:30 - Superworm

    15:00 - The Queen

    15:10 - Mary Poppins Returns

    17:10 - Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

    18:25 - Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel Christmas Special

    19:25 - Blankety Blank Christmas Special

    20:00 - Call the Midwife Christmas Special

    21:35 - EastEnders

    22:20 - Mrs Brown’s Boys “Mammy’s Mechanical Merriment”

    22:55 - The Vicar of Dibley

    23:50 - BBC Weekend News

    23:55 - BBC Weather

    BBC Two

    06:10 - The Polar Bear Family & Me

    07:10 - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

    08:20 - Malory Towers

    08:45 - Carol’s from King’s

    10:00 - Gangsta Granny

    11:10 - Casablanca

    12:50 - Meet Me in St Louis

    14:40 - Talking Pictures

    15:10 - The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

    15:40 - The Two Ronnies: The Studio Recordings

    16:10 - Quentin Blake - The Drawing of My Life

    17:10 - The Queen

    17:20 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

    19:00 - The Morecambe and Wise Show Christmas Show 1971

    19:45 - The Morecambe and Wise Show: Lost tape 1970

    20:35 - A Musical Family Christmas with the Kanneh-Masons

    21:35 - Pavarotti

    23:20 - Pavarotti in Hyde Park

    ITV 1

    06:35 - Be Cool Scooby Doo

    07:00 - Good Morning Britain

    09:00 - Lorraine

    10:00 - This Morning

    12:00 - James Martin’s Saturday Morning

    14:00 - Ainsley’s Christmas Good Mood Food

    15:10 - Santa Claus - The Movie

    17:15 - ITV News

    17:30 - Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

    18:00 - The Masked Singalong

    19:00 - Emmerdale

    20:00 - Coronation Street

    21:00 - The Larkins

    22:25 - ITV News

    22:40 - Love Actually