The Christmas TV Strategy Guide 2017 – 25th December
0925 – BBC1 – Welcome in your Christmas Day with The Griswalds
1105 – Channel 5 – After you’ve got those presents open why not catch two top notch musicals?
1250 – ITV1 – You want some more Christmas? Fine! Have this then, even though Dudley Moore as an Elf doesn’t quite work and, well, it looks a bit cheap. But it’s Santa!
1320 – BBC1 – A great end to the trilogy, one of the best films to illustrate the crushing weight of the passing of time sending all of us towards eternal blackness
1435 – Channel 4 – Blimey what a great run of films, one the best Christmas films, a top notch classic Disney Animation and a small child smashing the living hell out of two robbers. A joy.
1545 – ITV2 – Start this off with a Christmas gamble; is that first film the iconic original or the daft remake? You then get to see what George Miller was doing when he should have been making more Mad Maxes and then the best of the Daniel Craig Bonds
1730 – BBC1 – Remember when we used to have Christmas without Doctor Who? A different time
1735 – BBC2 – Classic comedy that, decades removed, can still make anyone break out in a big old belly laugh
2100 – BBC4 – When you’re on the Christmas wind down this could be an interesting one, a snapshot of 70s popular culture in one show. Probably worth it alone just for the bit with The Goodies
2100 – ITV4 – No better way to end a Christmas Day than by watching a load of soldiers off to kill Nazis in a suicide mission