From the swansong of the Bake Off to Ireland's Fittest Families, here's what shows are pulling out the festive stops over Christmas
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th
Sharon, Tracey, and Dorien reunite for a special winter sun adventure that sees them heading off to Morocco.
The British funnyman’s variety show returns for a festive special, featuring guest stars Katherine Tate, Harry Enfield, and Aled Jones.
The 1980s-set Irish sitcom sees off Christmas by having the spatting married couple attempt to hide the body of Eamon’s mother, who Bridget electrocuted during dinner.
The classic game show returns for a one-off Christmas special of double ententres in what is the first full episode of the quiz on British TV since 2002.
A series of the best festive moments of the beloved British comedian’s two decades at the forefront of comedy.
The much-missed chart show is back for a Christmas special that takes a look at some of the greatest Christmas Number Ones from years gone by.
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th
Agnes has decided she’s had enough of decorating at Christmas and rules out getting a Christmas tree, while Grandad’s failing health weighs on the family in the Dublin-based sitcom.
The first of three episodes that brings the beloved baking show’s time on the BBC to an end. Bringing back bakers from previous seasons, this will be our last GBBO slice till 2018.
Another annual tradition, this year’s special sees Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in Manhattan, backed up by Matt Lucas as Nardole, in the sci-fi hit.
Six former celebrities who danced their way into the nation’s hearts return for the Christmas special of the ballroom dancing extravaganza.
Enjoying some well earned time off on Christmas Day, an SOS call reaches the midwives that takes them all the way to South Africa.
St Stephen’s Day, Monday, December 26th
Jacqui Hurley and captains Shane Byrne and Ruby Walsh look back at a bumper year of sport in the popular quiz show.
A look back at some of the funniest Christmas moments from the Irish airwaves, presented by the comedian and comic actor Pat Shortt.
Despite the kids having grown up somewhat, the BBC’s family sitcom has lost none of its warmth and punch as the Brockman’s are back for a festive episode.
Tuesday, December 27th
The barmy dark comedy from half of The League of Gentlemen team returns for a Christmas special, set in Austria during the 1970s.
James takes his team for an ice-breaking Christmas excursion with jewellery expert Ian.
Presenters George Clarke and Will Hardie take their show on the road, looking for some of the most amazing and bespoke spaces across Canada’s western mountain ranges.
David Walliams brings his signature sketch show back for a festive special, joined by Downton Abbey-star Hugh Bonneville as the ‘friend’.
Wednesday, December 28th
The interior design show is back for a special poke through the homes of some well-known Irish faces, including Darren Kennedy, Norah Casey, Terry Prone, Helen Cody, and Brent Pope.
Some of the 48 clans that have gone through the gruelling RTÉ show, as well as celebrity coaches past and present, return to look back on their experiences.
Irish presenters Dara Ó Bríain and Angela Scanlon front a celebrity special of the robotic rumble, with guests including Scott Mills and Robbie Savage taking control the fighting robots.
The Wagon Wheel singer sees off Christmas with a bumper special of his show, with Dublin’s Mansion House playing host to guests like Billy Ocean, KT Tunstall, Paddy Maloney, Eleanor Shanley, and Al Porter.
Romesh Ranganathan introduces some festive comedy from Seann Walsh, Kerry Godlimann, and Spencer Jones.