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Featuring a Strictly Come Dancing special and The King’s Speech it’s a packed schedule across the BBC Christmas TV schedule this festive season.

The BBC has announced its full Christmas schedule for 2022, with exact dates and times for its festive specials and returning favourites so TV fans can mark their calendars.

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On Christmas Day, King Charles’s first ever Christmas broadcast will air at 3pm on BBC One, while the Strictly special will air on the same channel at 5:10pm.

The broadcaster’s full schedule covers the entire festive fortnight from Christmas Eve through to Friday 6th January, with highlights including the Strictly Come Dancing and Call the Midwife specials along with the King’s Speech.

This will be followed by Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel at 6:25pm, the Ghosts Christmas special at 7:25pm, Call the Midwife at 7:55pm, EastEnders at 9:25pm and then the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special at 10:25pm.

BBC Christmas TV 2022

Christmas Day on BBC One will also feature plenty of treats earlier on, with new Julia Donaldson adaptation The Smeds and the Smoos airing at 2:30pm. Meanwhile, other favourites set to air on BBC One across the festive period include new animated film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse airing at 4:55pm on Christmas Eve, and the Not Going Out Christmas special airing the same day at 10:40pm. The Death in Paradise special will air at 9pm on Boxing Day.

Nothing brings people across the UK together like Christmas on the BBC and this year we’ve got a world-class line-up like no other. Get ready to escape and be entertained with an incredible range of new festive shows across every genre, live or on demand, there’s something for everyone. – Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer

Brand new music gameshow That’s My Jam will air on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – at 9:40pm and 9:10pm respectively.

Over on BBC Two, Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Christmas Fishing will air at 8:40pm on Christmas Eve, while the big day will be kicked off with three classic Wallace and Gromit films, airing between 10am and 11:35am, followed later by Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! at 1:30pm. Fans of the Detectorists will have to wait until 9pm on Boxing Day for that Christmas special.

BBC Christmas TV 2022 Highlights
  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
  • The Smeds and the Smoos
  • Motherland: Last Christmas
  • Happy Valley
  • The Hit List Christmas Special
  • The Weakest Link Christmas Special
  • That’s My Jam
  • Sam Ryder Rocks New Year’s Eve
  • The Cleaner: A Clean Christmas
  • Ghosts Christmas Special
  • Mrs Browns Boys – Christmas & New Year Specials
  • Two Doors Down Christmas Special
  • Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
  • Blankety Blank Christmas Special
  • Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel
  • The Graham Norton Show New Year’s Eve Special
  • MasterChef Christmas Specials
  • Pointless Celebrities Christmas Special
  • Would I Lie to You Christmas Special
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022
  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special
  • Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas
  • Frozen Planet II: Worlds of Wonder
  • Dynasties II (Macaque)
  • CBeebies Christmas Show 2022 – Dick Whittington
  • Call the Midwife Christmas Special
  • Strike: Troubled Blood
  • EastEnders
  • Animal Park at Christmas
  • Songs of Praise
  • Top Of The Pops: Review of 2022
  • Cliff at Christmas
  • Live at the Apollo – Christmas Special
  • Jools’ Annual Hootenanny
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