We know the dust has barely settled on October, but we’re here to talk Christmas. After all, the long-awaited John Lewis advert did drop this week so ’tis the season.
To get us well and truly into the festive spirit, Channel 4 has announced its special Christmas line-up, and it’s got us thoroughly excited for the season of drinking your weight in Bucks Fizz before noon gift giving.
And for those of you who are big fans of Alan Carr, well let’s just say you’ve got a few extra gifts stuffed in your stocking this year.
Naturally, there are the obligatory Christmas specials of the Channel 4 staples we know and love. Tarting themselves up with tinsel this year are Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, Food Unwrapped, Rude Tube, Tattoo Fixers, Richard Ayoade’s Travel Man: 48 Hours in… and The Windsors.
And then, from the makers of The Snowman and The Snowdog, there’ll be the delightful-sounding We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, featuring the talent of none other than Olivia Colman and Mark Williams.
Oh, and there’s also George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces ON ICE to look forward to.
On top of that, Jamie Oliver and Kirstie Allsopp will be donning their Santa hats as they get cooking and crafting in Jamie’s Christmas Special and Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas. (Let the feelings of festive inadequacy commence.)
Alan Carr will continue to keep himself busy this December as he gets set to present Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas, a star-studded quiz where celebrity guests get to open up “Alan’s giant Advent Calendar”.
And, of course, after Christmas comes New Year, so there are plenty of New Year’s Eve specials to settle down in front of as we bid farewell to 2016. See ya, 2016 – you won’t be missed.
Doing the honours will be New Year specials of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, the compulsory Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2016 (not to mention the Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2017), as they round up some of 2016’s TV-watching highlights, and – yes, it’s him again – Alan Carr’s NYE Specstacular.
We know it’s not even half way through November yet, but pass us those mince pies and turn Mariah Carey on full blast ASAP. Christmas is on its way and we’re excited.
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