Christmas TV specials for 2020

What Christmas TV specials will be on this year? Have I got some good news for you… Despite most of this year resembling a car…

What Christmas TV specials will be on this year?

Have I got some good news for you…

Despite most of this year resembling a car crash, most of our favourite TV Christmas specials are back for 2020!

Hold the phone, Christmas is saved.

Christmas specials

Unless you’re Ebenezer himself, everyone loves a Christmas TV special.

This year, you can expect the usual giggles from sitcoms such as Birds of a Feather, game shows like The Chase, and even the return of Dawn French in The Vicar of Dibley.

There are cookery specials in abundance, reality TV shows, and of course, my favourite, Call The Midwife.

Sadly, COVID-19 has meant that there is no Strictly special, but there is a compilation show, so we can still get a dose of glitter.

Here’s what you can expect, and I’m sure there will be more once the schedules are announced.

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  • The Vicar of Dibley x 3
  • Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure
  • Would I Lie to You? at Christmas
  • Christmas Shopping with Keith Lemon
  • Christmas Celebrity Juice
  • Birds of a Feather Christmas Special
  • Two Doors Down Christmas Special
  • Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa
  • Ghosts Christmas Special
  • Gogglebox: Festive Special
  • The Last Leg of the Year


  • Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
  • The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special
  • Hey Tracey! Christmas Special
  • Beat the Chasers
  • Blankety Blank Christmas Special
  • Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Special
  • Celebrity Mastermind
  • QI Christmas Special
  • In for a Penny Christmas Special
  • Tenable Christmas Cracker
  • The Big Quiz: Coronation Street v Emmerdale
  • The Chase Bloopers
  • The Cube Celebrity Christmas Special
  • Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2020


  • EastEnders
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale 
  • Hollyaoks
  • Holby City

Favourite TV shows

  • Call the Midwife Christmas Special
  • Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks
  • The Repair Shop at Christmas
  • The Savoy at Christmas
  • A Very Royal Christmas: Secrets from Sandringham
  • Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2020
  • The Supervet at Christmas
  • All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special
  • On the Farm Christmas Special
  • Jane McDonald & Friends Christmas Special
  • The Story of SM:TV Live
  • Carols from King’s
  • It’s Clarkson on TV

Reality TV favourites

  • Strictly: The Christmas Countdown
  • Britain’s Got Talent at Christmas
  • Dancing on Thin Ice with Torvill and Dean
  • Great British Sewing Bee
  • The Masked Singer
  • The Real Full Monty on Ice
  • The Great Christmas Bake Off

For kids

  • Zog and the Flying Doctors
  • CBBC Crackerjack! Christmas Special
  • CBeebies Christmas In Storyland
  • Happy Birthday Mr Bean

Christmas cookery specials

  • Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat Christmas Special
  • James Martin’s Christmas Day
  • Jamie: Keep Cooking at Christmas