13 Wonderful TV Traditions That You Cannot Miss This Christmas

Apart from "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock", what are the programmes that you have to see this Christmas? And when are they on?

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2. Then there's the Muppet Christmas Carol!

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The big question is whether the deleted song "When Love Is Gone" will be played this year. Michael Caine MUST sing.

Watching it has become a yearly Twitter tradition.

Public service announcement: Muppet Christmas Carol is on channel 4. This is not a drill! Go, go, go!

Ryan Nelson

@RyanJohnNelson

Public service announcement: Muppet Christmas Carol is on channel 4. This is not a drill! Go, go, go!

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EVERYONE. Stop what you're doing. The Muppets' Christmas Carol has just started on Channel 4.

Pete Allison

@Pete_Allison

EVERYONE. Stop what you're doing. The Muppets' Christmas Carol has just started on Channel 4.

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VERY IMPORTANT: MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL IS ON. STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH IT.

Another Ugly Sister

@stavvers

VERY IMPORTANT: MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL IS ON. STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH IT.

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4. There's also this tradition on Christmas Day.

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And there's Top Of The Pops 2 on BBC2, which will consist of Steve Wright or Mark Radcliffe playing Noddy Holder until your eyes start to bleed.

7. There's also Elf on Channel 4.... oh wait no.

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You can instead catch it multiple times on Sky Movies Christmas, along with another popular festive favourite film: Miracle of 34th Street.

11. Plus there's the countless "OHMYGOD there's nothing on TV" moments you will experience on Christmas Day.

What is amazing? Eddie Stobart: 12 Days of Christmas on C5 of course.

13. Jools Holland's Hootenanny is then on BBC 2, where you will argue whether everyone is drunk and why this show is pre-recorded.

I bet Jools watches Hootenanny every year on telly while being horribly drunk and playing some incoherent boogie woogie piano. #hootenanny

martyn young

@martynyoung184

I bet Jools watches Hootenanny every year on telly while being horribly drunk and playing some incoherent boogie woogie piano. #hootenanny

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This Hootenanny is pre-recorded because no self respecting person would go to it if it was actually on now.

Adam Lopardo

@honeyinmyveins

This Hootenanny is pre-recorded because no self respecting person would go to it if it was actually on now.

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Fiona Bruce is going to have one hell of a hangover tomorrow #Hootenanny

Robbie

@RO82iE

Fiona Bruce is going to have one hell of a hangover tomorrow #Hootenanny

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