Christmas Day 2013 TV Schedule Highlights – BBC, ITV and Channel 4

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 - Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013 – Image Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

With the biggest telly watching day of the year almost upon us, lets take a look at the list of TV schedule highlights for Christmas Day 2013:

2:10pm Channel 4 – The Snowman and the Snowdog (2010 Short Film). Festive children’s animation.

3:00pm BBC One – The Queen’s Christmas Message

3:20pm BBC One – Toy Story 3 (2010 Movie). Academy award-winning sequel from Pixar Animation Studios.

5:00pm BBC One – Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. Featuring Elaine Paige, Rufus Hound, Sara Cox, Matt Goss, Ricky Norwood and Rochelle Humes. Plus professional dancers Flavia Cacace, Anton Du Beke, Pasha Kovalev, Karen Hauer, Janette Manrara, Aliona Vilani, Robin Windsor and Ian Waite.

5:15pm ITV1 – Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas. Paul lends a hand as he visits the staff and residents of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London.

6:15pm BBC One – Call the Midwife. The discovery of an exploded bomb causes panic during the festive period.

7:30pm BBC One – Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor. The Doctor and Clara take on the Cybermen in this 800th episode, which also marks Matt Smith’s last appearance as the Time Lord. Enter Peter Capaldi.

8:30pm ITV1 – Downton Abbey. Two hour feature length episode where the Crawley family head to London.

8:30pm Channel 4 – Bear’s Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry. The QI host joins survival expert Bear Grylls for a couple of days in the Italian Dolomite Mountains.

9:30pm BBC One – Mrs Brown’s Boys. Part One of a festive, comedy double-bill.

10:05pm BBC One – Michael McIntyre’s Showtime. Stand-up from one of the UK’s top comedians.

Call the Midwife: Image Credit - BBC/Neal Street Productions. Photographer: Amanda Searle

Call the Midwife: Image Credit – BBC/Neal Street Productions. Photographer: Amanda Searle

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