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Christmas TV Specials for 2016

There’s nothing better than spending an hour or two relaxed on the sofa with your feet up – add to that a few seasonal treats and it’s a recipe for a relaxed Christmas.

From one-off specials to seasonal episodes of beloved TV series, there are some fantastic programmes to enjoy over the Christmas period this year.

Here’s a few of the best specials worth tuning into.

Gogglesprogs Christmas Special – Christmas Eve, 8.00pm, Channel 4

The nations favourite kid critics return for a special festive edition of Gogglebox spinoff Gogglesprogs. Jacob and Connor are back, along with several other familiar faces as they watch and review the best of TV from autumn and winter.

The Great Christmas Bake Off – Christmas Day, 4.45pm on BBC 1

The Bake Off is back one last time to bring some Christmas Cheer. Watch Paul and Mary put some of our favourite contestants from precious series through their paces in festive-themed bakes.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special – Christmas Day, 6.45pm, BBC 1

Strictly Fans won’t have to go without for long. See contestants awarded one last Ten from Len as they battle for the Silver Star trophy before the beloved judge retires for good.

Dr Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio – Christmas Day, 5.45pm, BBC 1

After a year-long hiatus, Peter Capaldi is back as the infamous doctor for a brand new tale set in New York City.

The Witness for the Prosecution – Boxing Day, 9.00pm, BBC 1

Another Agatha Christie is brought to life with this thrilling and chilling adaptation of the dark and bloody novel.

Alan Carr’s New Year Spectacular – New Year’s Eve, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Alan Carr is hosting a special edition of his popular talk show to ring in the New Year, with celebrity guests including Laura Whitmore, Sinitta, Will Mellor, Gemma Collins, Danny Dyer, Keith Lemon, Greg Rutherford and Gemma Collins.

Sherlock – New Year’s Day, 8.30pm, BBC 1

Sherlock is back! After a long hiatus, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock and Watson for the fourth series of the hit television show.

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