Channel 4 release their Christmas TV highlights!

by Lynn Connolly

Channel 4 have just released details of their Christmas TV line-up, and it looks like they’ve got some real crackers in store for us on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day!

On Christmas Eve, at 7:10pm, C4 are showing Adam Shankman’s adaptation of Hairspray, starring John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron Queen Latifah, and Elijah Kelley.

Then at 10:50pm, comedian Bill Bailey presents Dandelion Mind, which was filmed in front of a live audience and features music, satirical observations, and “stories of the road.”

On Christmas Day, from 10am, join Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong Live, which will see the sweary chef guiding us through cooking the all important dinner as he also entertains celebrity guests.

Then after dinner, settle down to watch Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas at 2pm, which is a special TV spin-off from the makers of the hit Ice Age films. In it, the lovable Sid heads to the North Pole with Crash, Eddie and Peaches to find Santa Claus…

After that, you can hear C4’s traditional Alternative Christmas Message at 4:15pm, and at 9pm, Alan Carr’s back with a Chatty Man Christmas Special

Alan will be joined by Ruth Jones who talks about her new drama series, Stella. And David Walliams drops by, as do X Factor duo Jedward. Also, Steps will perform a medley of their greatest hits, but don’t let that put you off.

Then to ease you into bedtime, at 11:05pm, the channel is airing, So This Is Christmas, which is a festive comedy offering from some of UK’s freshest comedians.

On Boxing Day at 6:35pm, there’s a Come Dine with Me: Celebrity Christmas Special featuring Linda Nolan, Colin Baker, Bianca Gascoigne, Danny Young and Big Brother’s original ‘Nasty Nick’ Bateman.

At 9pm, Bear’s Wild Weekend with Miranda see survival expert Bear Grylls taking comedian and actress Miranda Hart on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the Swiss Alps. In a two-day expedition, Miranda crosses a glacier, a crevasse, and tackles deep snow throughout.

Which of these shows are you most looking forward to?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.