Christmas TV Schedule 2011

As the Christmas holidays are nearing, the big leagues in the industry of public service broadcasting, particularly BBC and ITV, are heavily competing for top viewer ratings. During the Christmas holidays, British families and folks all gather around the TV screen to indulge on their favourite TV shows and movies lined up for the entire holiday. There is no secret that British folks have a distinct liking for Christmas television, which is unlike any other across the globe. With Christmas just around the corner, it is best to begin planning your Christmas Day viewing as soon as possible to avoid missing out on your favourite TV shows and major programmes. Read on as we discuss the lined up Christmas TV schedule 2011 for both BBC and ITV.

Those who love British hit TV show, Strictly Come Dancing, will be able to watch their favourite dancing celebrities at BBC at 8pm with Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special . But before that, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which is titled The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, will also be showing on BBC1 at 7pm so be sure to tune it. Meanwhile, BBC’s rival, ITV1, is also offering major programmes including the All Star Family Fortunes at 7pm and then succeeded by Coronation Street at 8pm. ITV1 will also be showing its big hit Downton Abbey with a seasonal one-off part that will be shown at 9pm and ending at 11:05pm. Going head to head with ITV1’s Downtown Abbey, BBC will be broadcasting the Christmas Special episode of EastEnders that’ll be showing at 9pm. Following the show, the highly awaited comeback of Jennifer Saunders’ sitcom Absolutely Fabulous which airs on BBC1 on Christmas Day at 10pm. The show is followed by Michael McIntyre’s hit Comedy Roadshow Christmas Special at 10:30.

Preceding Christmas Day, BBC1 will air The Gruffalo’s Child at 6:30pm. BBC will also be airing movies in the Christmas afternoon like Kung Fu Panda at 12:35pm, Monster vs Aliens at 3:10pm and Ratatouille at 4:50pm while ITV1 will broadcast Aladdin at 1:15pm and Happy Feet at 3:10pm. These films will surely be appreciate by the family, especially the kids. Other major programmes awaited by thousands of households and millions of Christmas TV viewers are the Queen’s Speech which is a regular and traditional event on British television. The award-winning and highly-acclaimed British TV comedy-drama show entitled Benidorm will also be included on ITV’s itinerary.

For a more complete list of Christmas TV schedule 2011 that can guide you on your favourite British reality shows and films, you can search for a wide variation of TV schedule providers for BBC and ITV from different websites on the internet. Make your Christmas more complete with these line-up of shows and films.

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