The Great Christmas Bake Off – BBC One at 4.45pm and on BBC iPlayer
In their last hurrah before Bake Off relocates to C4, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood welcome back eight contestants from the show's past to compete in a festive special. Tune in and try not to weep…
In the first of two shows (the second follows on Boxing Day), Mary-Anne Boermans, Ali Imdad, Cathryn Dresser and Norman Calder face three challenges before having to create a Yuletide masterpiece as their showstopper.
Doctor Who – BBC One at 5.45pm and on BBC iPlayer
The Doctor is back! In this one off special, The Time Lord spends Christmas in New York, where a deadly alien menace is waiting to attack the city – and he will need all the help he can get to prevent it.
In this episode Manhattan has its own protector in the form of a masked superhero known only as ‘The Ghost’. Peter Capaldi is joined by Matt Lucas and Justin Chatwin for his third Christmas episode in the TARDIS.
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016 – BBC One at 6.45pm and on BBC iPlayer
The BBC continue to pull out the big guns on Christmas night with a special episode of their smash hit dance show. Denise Lewis, Frankie Bridge, Pamela Stephenson, Ainsley Harriott, Gethin Jones and Melvin Odoom return to show off their festive footwork .
Matt Goss is on hand to sing live, and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman host in their own unique style. Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman - who makes his his final appearance on the show - will be judging the contestants.
Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special – BBC One at 10.30pm and on BBC iPlayer
The daft as a brush Irish mother returns in the first of two special festive season episodes - and this year she refuses point blank to have a Christmas tree after all the problems she has had in the past. However, with Grandad's health proving a concern, there's more than just the tree missing from the front room.
Mrs Brown also steps in when a fire at the salon leaves Rory and Dino with nowhere to cut hair, while Dermot faces stiff competition to win a contract - but is business-partner Buster also up to the challenge?