Queens Speech , BBC1, 3pm

Christmas TV is one of the biggest family traditions as we all sit down to watch the Queen’s Speech on Christmas Day.

It can also make or break Christmas Day fighting over what to watch, which is why it’s always good to find out what is on to bagsy the TV before anyone else.

Christmas Day TV Highlights

Not sure about you, but I don’t bother with TV in the mornings. Morning breakfast with salmon, followed by a Christmas cocktail designed by my brother, then presents usually takes up the morning! Woo-hoo!

Which brings us to the first fight of the day…which film to watch in the afternoon. A quick win, for any nieces or children in the family, you might want to stream Frozen to a tablet as It’s a Wonderful Life wins hands down every year!

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC1, 6:45pm.

Strictly proved to capture the nation this year and was proved to the show’s highest rating series ever.

Denise Lewis, Frankie Bridge, Pamela Stephenson, Ainsley Harriott, Gethin Jones and Melvin Odoom celebrate Christmas Day by dancing to routines inspired by classic seasonal films.

All former contestants are joined by contestants Craig, Darcey, Bruno and Len who dress up as their favourite characters for the evening.

Matt Goss (for anyone who remembers Bros) performs White Christmas.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

BBC1, 9pm.

You can never tire of Bridget. Like never. 

Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is no longer a “singleton” as she finally hooked up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Now she’s fallen deeply in love, she succumbs to those usual paranoias we have all been through at some stage. Is Mark cheating on her with that slim, bright young thing from the law office?

You think you’ve found the right man, but there’s so much wrong with him, and then he finds there’s so much wrong with you, and then it all just falls apart.

Good old Bridget in this film entertains us throughout. Even when she serves time in a Thai prison, she sings along to Madonna’s Like a Virgin with the other girls wearing her rather enormous bras. Hugh Grant is great in this film. Naughty and mischievous.

I truly believe that happiness is possible… even when you’re thirty-three and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.

 

 

 

 

Love Actually

ITV, 10pm.

Love Actually was recently voted as the most popular Christmas film recently in a Radio Times poll. It is one of the best feel-good romantic comedies and perfect for Christmas Day evening (that’s if you are still up and haven’t quaffed too much wine over the course of the day!).

Richard Curtis’s 2003 favourite film boasts an all-time star cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth and Bill Nighy. A Christmas delight. I don’t know which magical storyline I like the best. Which makes it all the more beautiful.

“Christmas is a time for people with someone they love in their lives” – billy mack

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Author: Marie Ellis

People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.

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