Your Ultimate Christmas TV Guide

Our pick of the must-see shows this festive period…

This year’s Christmas TV schedule is a real cracker – from festive specials to a live musical extravaganza, there truly is something on the box for everyone. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to bid a final farewell to the Crawley family in Downton Abbey‘s last ever episode. What will Sunday nights be without it? The good news is that some familiar faces are set to return one last time – and we hear the New Year’s Eve party they’re throwing is set to be a showstopper too!

But as one door closes, another opens – and this festive season. we’re welcoming Dickensian, a brand new 20-part series in which some of Charles Dickens’ most famous characters come face-to-face with each other. With a set that features a 90-metre cobbled street with a fully functioning pub at one end, churches and law courts at the other, as well as 27 two-storey buildings in the back alleys around it, we’re preparing for something quite spectacular.

The best part is that that’s just a taster of what’s in store for us – we haven’t even started on the Call the Midwife Christmas special yet and have you heard about the new version of Gogglebox where the kids do the talking? We’ve had some real gems over the years (Only Fools and Horses and The Royle Family spring to mind) – will 2015 top them? We can’t wait to find out!

Click on to see our pick of the TV shows you don’t want to miss…

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