For many, the tradition of Christmas Day involves watching some festive programmes on the TV. It can be a great way to entertain the kids whilst you cook food in the kitchen, and fantastic for a bit of relaxation after eating a plate full of delicious food. Do you watch Christmas Day TV or keep the television switched off on Christmas Day?
Christmas is all about classic shows and Christmas specials! From Gavin & Stacey to The Office, The Vicar Of Dibley to Only Fools & Horses, Christmas specials make us laugh, cry and remember. There’s a new tradition of animated stories for children too, from The Snail & The Whale to The Gruffalo. These are often shown on Christmas Day morning which are a wonderful way to enjoy family time together.
Another fantastic way to spend family time on Christmas Day, is with family films. From the latest and greatest kids film to classics like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. These are the films that we gather round the TV for. Whether it’s on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day TV or Boxing Day, the nation has a little love affair with the likes of The Sound Of Music.
Catch Up When You Want
Even if you want to watch The Queen’s Speech, you don’t have to switch the TV on at 3pm to view it. In an age of streaming services and the ability to catch up, we can watch shows when we want. Christmas Day is about family and whilst the TV is great, it can become a distraction from that family time. Many shows are released onto catch up services at the same time, or shortly after they air on the schedule.
Maybe you have a designated time to watch a show or have a tradition of watching a specific movie on Christmas Day. It could be Santa Claus: The Movie, The Christmas Chronicles or Elf. Don’t forget, the Christmas Day TV will always be there, but the family grows up. Make amazing festive memories whilst you can.