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ITV has unveiled highlights of the official listings for its Christmas and New Year schedules

Sunday, December 22 will see Coronation Street at 7pm, while Andrew Lloyd Webber will explore the Profumo sex scandal in Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat at 10.30pm.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street will air on 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday, December 23, followed by Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green at 8pm, Coronation Street at 8.30pm and Gary Barlow: Journey to Afghanistan at 9pm.

Christmas Eve will feature both a Midsomer Murders festive special – The Christmas Haunting – at 8pm, while Christmas Carols on ITV will be broadcast from the Yorkshire Dales village of Kirkby Malham at 10.35pm

On Christmas Day, viewers looking for something before the Queen’s Speech can tune into River Deep Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand at 2pm, while Disney’s Tangled will air at 3.20pm.

Later, Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas will air at 5.15pm, followed by soaps Emmerdale at 6.15pm and Coronation Street at 7.30pm. The much-anticipated Downton Abbey Christmas special will air at 8.30pm – pitting it against EastEnders on BBC One.

On Boxing Day, Emmerdale is back at 6.15pm.

Sunday, December 29 will feature festive editions of Catchphrase and All Star Family Fortunes at 7pm and 8pm respectively, while Agatha Christie’s Marple: Endless Night will follow at 9pm.

Soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street will be broadcast on Monday, December 30 at 7pm and 7.30pm respectively, while New Year’s Eve will see comedian Jason Manford host Funny Old Year – a look back at 2013 – at 10.15pm.

On January 2, the return of Birds of a Feather at 8.30pm will precede the sixth series premiere of Benidorm at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis Money Show will be back for a new series on January 3 at 8pm to help viewers with cutting costs after the holidays.

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Christmas Eve:

The Lady and the Tramp – 5.05pm

A Christmas Carol – 6.45pm

Merlin – 8.15pm

EastEnders – 9pm

Outnumbered – 9.35pm

Mrs Brown’s Boys – 10.15pm

Christmas Day:

Shrek Forever After – 3.10pm

Doctor Who – 5.15pm

Strictly Come Dancing – 6.15pm

Call the Midwife – 7.30pm

EastEnders – 8.45pm

The Royle Family – 9.45pm

Boxing Day:

How to Train Your Dragon – 5pm

Alice in Wonderland – 6.50pm

EastEnders – 8.30pm

Miranda – 9pm

Mrs Brown’s Boys – 9.30pm



Christmas Eve:

Rod Stewart’s Christmas – 3.30pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 4.45pm

Emmerdale – 7pm

Coronation Street – 7.30pm

Spice Girls Story Viva Forever – 8.30pm

Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Special 11.15pm

Christmas Day:

Toy Story – 1.25pm

Tangled – 3.10pm

You’ve Been Framed Christmas – 5pm

Emmerdale – 5.30pm and 7pm

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas – 6pm

Coronation Street – 7.30pm

Downton Abbey – 8.45pm

Couple’s Retreat – 10.45pm

Boxing Day:

Toy Story 2 – 5.10pm

Emmerdale – 7pm

Coronation Street – 7.30pm

That Dog Can Dance – 8pm

Doors Open – 9pm

Atonement – 11.15pm


Channel 4

Christmas Eve:

Home Alone 2 – 14:45pm

The Snowman and the Snowdog – 8pm

Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Christmas Special – 8.30pm

8 out of 10 Cats Christmas Special – 9pm

Peep Show – 9.30pm

Friday Night Dinner – 10pm

Christmas Day:

The Alternative Christmas Message – 4.20pm

Deal or No Deal’s Big Christmas Dinner – 4.30pm

Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring – 5.40pm

Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Christmas Special – 9pm

Rude Tube Christmas Cracker – 10pm

Boxing Day:

Turner and Hooch – 3.40pm

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 6.55pm

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 10.30pm


Channel 5

Christmas Eve:

Rolf’s Animal Christmas – 6pm

World’s Biggest Pets – 7pm

A Right Royal Year – 8pm

Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Cracker – 9pm

Christmas Day:

Gone with the Wind – 9am

Ben Hur – 1.15pm

The Santa Incident – 5.25pm

Eddie Stobarts Trucks, Trailers and Tinsel – 8pm

Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Delivery 9pm

Boxing Day:

The Greatest Story Ever Told – 12.40pm

TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks – 7.05pm

Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2012 – 10pm



Christmas Eve:

Michael Buble Home for the Holidays – 4.30pm

Trollied Christmas Special – 9pm

A League of their Own – 10pm

Christmas Day:

Robbie Williams Take The Crown – 4.30pm

All Star Christmas Presents – 6pm

A Very JLS Christmas – 7.30pm

An Idiot Abroad 3 – 9pm

Boxing Day:

School of Rock – 12am

Spy Christmas Special – 9pm

Little Crackers – 9.30pm