Christmas is a fantastic time of year – and this is certainly true for television viewing.
What better way to enjoy the cosy break than catching up with the latest television drama?
There is always plenty of hype surrounding the major Christmas television shows, but will you be able to watch them all is the question?
With excellent content spread across terrestrial channels there is plenty of quality available via Freeview, but Sky also has some big-hitters lined up.
Then there is the streaming services, which offer an endless array of Christmas films and have plenty more planned in for a timely release.
Not to be left out on the box-set binging that the Christmas break allows time for, the BBC is also getting in on the action with offering viewers access to some of its biggest hits for a limited time.
The choice is yours – as long as you have the right service set up.
Christmas television highlights
Highlights for fans of Freeview will include the end of Peter Capaldi’s run as Dr Who, while Little Women is billed as the period drama to watch this Christmas – both on BBC 1.
Julia Donaldson’s book The Highway Rat will be turned into an animated film and is sure to be a big hit with families. With an adaptation of The Miniaturist and a new thriller McMafia scheduled in the BBC has certainly stepped up to the mark this year.
Sky is bringing back last year’s hit Delicious for a second instalment, while David Walliams’ Ratburger promises to entertain.
Fancy a film?
As ever the Christmas television listings will be packed with favourite films, but if you can’t find the right festive onscreen feast Netflix will no doubt fill the void. The online streaming service has classics such as Scrooged and Arthur Christmas to offer, as well as adding Love Actually on December 14.
With such an enticing line-up of Christmas television ahead of us it’s best to make sure your television set-up is up to scratch – and gives you the choice you want.