Best of Christmas TV 2020
Staying in the Christmas spirit has understandably been challenging this year. However, thanks to the stories on our screens it’s not impossible. TV has the magical ability to transport us from our cosy couches to winter wonderlands, bring people together and revive anyone’s holiday cheer. Here is a list of the best programmes to watch this winter to help put you in the festive mood.
The Goes Wrong Show: The Nativity
This is the second season of the hilarious, feel-good comedy from the company behind hits such as Peter Pan Goes Wrong. It is the perfect pick for pantomime lovers who didn’t get the chance to sit in a theatre and complete their tradition this year. From forgotten lines, technical mishaps and stellar comedic timing, it is a series that will leave the audience in a fit of laughter and lift anyone’s spirit.
Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy
After a successful revival last year, the beloved 1970s scarecrow tale returns to the BBC this Christmas with a fun new adventure. The beautiful cinematography of the British landscape and the script’s enduring characters make lockdown escapism easy. The nostalgic show is full of whimsy, fantastical charm and is excellent for families to come together to watch this holiday season.
The Great Christmas Bake Off
Who doesn’t love baking a few festive treats? The Great British Bake Off’s special Christmas series on Channel 4 invites past contestants back to the tent to compete in a brand new, tantalising holiday showdown. From making mouths water with amazing sweets to providing viewers fun, competitive entertainment, the programme is a great pick for last-minute cooking inspiration and an enjoyable indulgence for all ages.
The Great Christmas Bake Off is available to watch on 24th December at 16:40 on Channel 4. For further information visit The Great Christmas Bake Off‘s website here.
The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown
Dawn French makes her return as the nation’s favourite vicar to discuss lockdown and make spectators laugh at our situation for a moment, instead of becoming overwhelmed by it. The dark humour is quintessentially British, prompting the audience to look back at this tough stretch of months and smile at the hard times. Surprisingly helpful with coping with this season’s limitations, The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown rounds up the year and lightens the mood, inviting those watching to relish these unpredictable holidays.
Quentin Blake’s Clown
Ending off our list is a touching narrative about a discarded toy clown trying to find a new home. The TV special is a visually stunning and heartwarming treat that touches on the importance of love and resilience: themes viewers will find it easy to relate to. Featuring excellent narration by Helen Bonham Carter and animation in Quentin Blake’s iconic illustrative style, the programme is a must-watch for families this year.