Dad dot info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents | Lifestyle | Play | TV | Your must-watch Christmas TV Guide

Your must-watch Christmas TV Guide

Pop a pair of slippers on your feet, pour yourself a brandy and feast your eyes on this lot…



Before the excitement of Santa’s arrival commences, settle down for a Christmas cuddle with the little angels and watch this heart-warming follow-up to the original Snowman tale by Raymond Briggs. The story is, of course, predictably lovely; about a little boy who finds a hat and scarf under the bed in his new house. And so, the adventure of friendship begins once again… Christmas Eve, C4, 7.55pm

FOR THE GROWN UPS! Gogglebox 2014

We all have our opinions on what should be the best TV moment of 2014 (as it happens, the time Noel Gallagher did Geogglebox with Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss was a good ‘un), but it’s a whole lot more funny watching those Goggleboxers get all rowdy while discussing their favourites. Find out what Steph, Dom and the gang have to say about the X Factor final, World Cup, Question Time and plenty more. Christmas Eve, C4, 9.30pm

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas

He may not look happy to be there, but he is. Honest. And so is Paul.

Here is some fun for all the family. The lovely Paul O’Grady goes on a mission to Battersea Dogs’ Home in London to make sure as many pet pooches as possible have a home for Christmas. Among them is the cutest Chihuahua you’ve ever seen. And Paul has an important message to spread here too; a dog is for life and not just for Christmas. Christmas Day, ITV, 5.50pm


FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Doctor Who: Christmas Special
Steven Moffat’s brilliantly written Christmas specials are now as much of a tradition in UK households as the tree and turkey. And for that, we are grateful. There’s never a lot revealed prior to the show’s airing but we do know that in this festive encounter, aptly titled ‘Last Christmas’, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is reunited with his sidekick Clara (Jenna Coleman) to battle aliens at a North Pole Military Base. Oh and there’s a seriously bad-ass Father Christmas milling around in the form of the marvellous Nick Frost. Bring on the festive madness! Christmas Day, BBC1, 6.15pm

FOR THE GROWN UPS! Alan Carr’s Christmas Chatty Man

Good old Al’. He could keep us entertained with his dirty gags alone. This Christmas, the funny man puts on his best suit for a special show, where he will be joined by the legendary Sir Terry Wogan, Dan Stevens, Dino D’Acampo, Sarah Millican and the gorgeous Emma Willis. Plus expect some carols and a festive tipple from Sam Smith, George Ezra and McBusted. Christmas Day, C4, 9pm

FOR THE GROWN UPS! The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Shouting stuff at the telly while in some sort of spaced out turkey coma. What else would you rather be doing on Boxing Day? Once the kids are tucked up and the brandy is well and truly flowing after a second day of festivities, join Jimmy Carr and his reliable bunch of famous friends who annually come together to test each other (and us – through the power of the telly) on the most iconic moments of 2014. This year, Jim’s joined by Michael Palin, Rio Ferdinand, Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade – not to mention the feisty femmes that are Mel B and Lily Allen. Boxing Day, C4, 9pm

Other big shows (i.e. ones for the lady): Downton Abbey, Christmas Day, ITV, 9pm, Eastenders, Christmas Day, 7pm & 8pm; Coronation Street, Christmas Day, ITV, 8pm


Related entries

Disney Junior: Vampirina How to make Friends

Disney Junior: Vampirina How to make Friends

Parents, children, experts and Disney Junior, a preschool TV channel, have come together to create “How to Make Friends and Influence…Five-Year-Olds”, a video guide on how to make friends after research revealed “making friends” was a top concern for parents and...

Disney Junior: Vampirina How to make Friends


It was all a dream… looks back at some of the greatest soap comebacks ever… DIRTY DEN Dennis Alan ‘Dirty Den’ Watts, arguably one of the most infamous British soap characters, seemingly disappeared into a canal in Walford with a splash after being ‘shot’...

Disney Junior: Vampirina How to make Friends

Dad’s Army: TV’s Greatest Dads

As the film adaptation of the classic British sitcom Dad’s Army hits cinema screens, brings you our own squad of bumbling TV patriarchs – a ragtag band of paterfamiliases who charmed their way into our hearts despite their many flaws... Sandy Cohen (The...

Latest entries

The cost of living crisis: how to cope

The cost of living crisis: how to cope

Many of us are finding that our income isn't going as far as it used to- the soaring costs of energy, petrol and food is taking it's toll. As a result, stress levels are rising. A recent study by BACP found that the cost of living is causing a major decline in mental...

Side hustle: find yours to make extra cash

Side hustle: find yours to make extra cash

Many of us are feeling the pinch with the rising cost of living. But, that aside, what family couldn't do with extra money anyway? This is where a side hustle comes in. Using a few free hours around work each week to make some extra money can make a big difference in...

Teaching Your Kids To Avoid Scams

Teaching Your Kids To Avoid Scams

Unfortunately with our kids spending so much time on their phones and online there comes the risk of being scammed. While we as adults might be wise to the tricks scammers use- Nigerian princes included- our children probably aren't. To avoid being out of pocket and...

Pin It on Pinterest