It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and with any luck you will be winding down, pulling on your Rudolph inspired onesie and getting set to celebrate the festive season in style.
But baby it’s cold outside! So for those of you planning on putting your feet up and spending the coming days in the comfort of your own home, over-indulging in chocolates and the odd glass of mulled wine (we’re not judging – that’s exactly what we’re planning to do), let us help you out with a guide to some of the television treats set to grace your screens in the coming days.
If this doesn’t put you in the festive mood, you may well be the Grinch: relive the magic of Rod Stewart’s Christmas at 15.30.
Speaking of The Grinch… The Grinch is on at 16.45.
Spice up your Christmas Eve with The Spice Girls: Viva Forever, which is on at 20.30.
Then it’s time to warm up your vocal chords and sing a long with Christmas Carols at 22.15.
After that, get to bed, Santa’s coming!
Merry Christmas! If you’ve been very good all year, you can open your prezzies to the sound of The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Song at 11.10.
Keep the little ones happy with Toy Story at 13.25, before Her Majesty, The Queen, delivers her speech at 15.00.
You’ll go barking mad for Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs at Christmas at 18.00, before a gripping episode of Emmerdale at 19.00, followed by Coronation Street at 19.30.
Round off your Christmas Day celebrations with the Downton Abbey Christmas special, which sees the Crawleys travel to Scotland at 20.45. Well, all the best people travel north for the most fabulous festivities, after all…
If you are avoiding the madness of the sales, you can tuck into your turkey sandwiches, while watching Land of the Lost at 12.45.
Following on from yesterday’s movie delight, there’s Toy Story 2 at 17.15, before Coronation Street at 19.30.
At 23.15, pull on the new jammies Santa brought you and settle down for Atonement – a stunning movie, starring Keira Knightley.
Movie magic continues with Free Willy 3: The Rescue at 13.10 and everybody’s favourite pig (sorry Peppa) Babe at 14.50.
There’s an All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special at 19.30 before a Panto! at 21.00. Oh yes there is…
Enjoy the magic of Peter Pan at 16.30 and catch up on The Corrie Years at 20.30.
Get ready to chuckle as All New It’ll Be Alright on the Night comes on at 21.00 Wonder if there will be any STV faces amongst those embarrassing clips?
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Carry On movie and this year’s comes in the form of Carry on Screaming at 14.10.
Relive your favourite childhood TV classics with 30 Years of CITV at 18.30.
Just in case your festive spirit is slipping; Love Actually is on at 21.30 to make you feel all warm inside.
The day before Hogmanay should be a time to rest and prepare yourself for the parties that lie ahead, and movie Tea With Mussolini is the perfect way to pass a relaxing afternoon. That’s on at 15.00.
Super Famous Animals is sure to be a treat at 19.00 before it’s time to get bootylicious with Beyonce in A Night with Beyonce at 22.15. It’s the chance to practice your moves for the next night…
Happy Hogmanay! As you frantically try to clean the house to start the New Year the way you mean to go on (see mum – I did listen), take a look at Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah’s Ark at 15.35.
Wild at Heart: The Animals is on 1t 18.00 before Emmerdale at 19.00 and Coronation Street at 19.30.
At 21.00, take a look back the past year with 2012 A Funny Old Year, before Desperately Seeking SuBo airs at 22.10. The programme looks at Elaine C. Smith in her starring role as Susan Boyle in the musical based on her life, I Dreamed a Dream, and how the Scottish singing sensation herself was involved in the show.
At 23.10, take a wee walk with Fred MacAulay as his West Highland Wahey trip airs. The show follows Fred and his famous friends as they tackle the West Highland Way for the STV Appeal.
Come 23.40, Bring in The New Year with us as we celebrate the arrival of 2013 in style. Then, if you’re sneaking off to bed, cuddle up with Bridget Jones’ Diary from 00.05.
And remember, many of your favourite shows will also be available on the STV Player so you can schedule your festive viewing around catching up with family and friends.
Whatever you are doing, have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, from everyone at STV.