What's on your Christmas Day viewing list?

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  1. Ome

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    Traditionally we always watch TOP OF THE POPS, CORONATION STREET & DOCTOR WHO.


    I haven't seen any of the scheduled programmes yet and we have a gap where DOWNTON ABBY once lived.


    Are there any special shows you're looking forward to?
     
  2. Emelee

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    Nothing really on Christmas Day. We celebrate much more on Christmas Eve in Sweden. There are traditional things on TV at Christmas, but I have started skipping most of these in recent years.

    This year though, I think I will finally sit down and watch the annual broadcast of Karl-Bertil Jonsson's Christmas. I recently read the short story that it's based on and I realized that I have never seen the TV-version! So I am set on correcting that this year.
     
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    Looking through The Radio Times, not a lot. Probably Skyfall on ITV2.

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  4. Angela Channing

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    I'll watch whatever is on the other channel when Mrs Brown's Boys is on BBC1.
     
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    Here in America, there are several cable channels that air endless (well, twelve-plus hours) footage of a fire burning in a fireplace. It's strangely soothing, kind of like watching fish in an aquarium, and of course popular with people who might otherwise not be in a place where they can have the real thing. It's likely done as a cheap alternative to original programming (they can play it every year, and who's going to notice it's a repeat?), but if you're like me and just have the TV on as background while doing other things, it's a good alternative.

    The only thing I'm going to make an effort to see is Doctor Who.
     
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    Due to the time difference the Doctor Who Christmas special actually airs on Boxing Day (December 26) here.

    On Christmas Day itself there's not much to draw me in.
     
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    On my first Christmas day, I'm vising my parents, so there will not be a lot of TV being watched, but on the second Christmas Day I'm finally alone, and then I'll watch some movies and some series.

    I am now looking at the last third season of Dallas TNT, so I hope that on the second Christmas day I can watch the last few episodes.
    Furthermore, I planned to see Titanic again on Netflix, and if I still need to watch Star Wars: The Forsce Awakiens also on Netflix, I have not seen this part yet.

    So I think my Christmas day viewers list will looking something like this. and of course a lot of food and drinks. :D
     
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  8. Mel O'Drama

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    I'm not a big TV watcher, but will probably dip into The Queen and The Highway Rat.

    I'd quite like to watch 300 Years Of French & Saunders but it's on past my bedtime, so I'll catch it on iPlayer another day.
     
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    I haven't made any plans, I want to surprise myself. Maybe I'll take a mini-break from my regular seasons binge watching (usually one series at a time, like I would read only one book at a time) and watch a classic mini-series or a Sapphire & Steel story.
    Or listen to all my new CDs.
     
  10. Mel O'Drama

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    I got to watch both. Actually, I've watched more TV today than I remember ever doing at Christmas, which is traditionally when the TV has stayed off for family time, games and the like.

    In addition to the two shows above, I also watched and enjoyed Cinderella, Doctor Who, The Snowman And The Snowdog and Christmas Night With The Stars 1972.
     
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    It's been a fantastic year for music, and yet TOTP didn't reflect that at all, quite disappointing.
     

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