Christmas 2021 specials confirmed including Call The Midwife, Strictly Come Dancing, The Chase and Mrs Brown’s Boys

The holiday season is just around the corner with Xmas at the street corner. Our favorite TV shows are underway with the planning and filming of Christmas specials.

While the past year has been a tough one for TV production, this year’s programs are filled with delicacies and returns from classic shows like the Christmas special Strictly Come Dancing.

Last year’s show was replaced with a Christmas countdown show.

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Here are some of the main highlights below, including Doctor Who and Mrs Browns Boys.

Of course, the Christmas Day classic, Call The Midwife, made the difference.

There are still many more Christmas specials to be announced, with dates and times yet to be confirmed.

Call the Midwife’s Christmas Special – BBC One

Airs: Christmas Day at 8 p.m.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive episode of Call the Midwife and this year’s special promises to be magical yet again.

The episode will air on BBC One on Christmas Day. The time has not yet been confirmed but it is traditionally broadcast at 8 p.m.

The BBC has already released a short video clip of actors Stephen McGann playing Dr Turner and Cliff Parisi playing Fred Buckle talking rather excitedly about the first day of filming.

A clue to the plot is that Cliff as Fred wears a Santa outfit and in the clip, Cliff says, “It’s Christmas,” with Stephen adding, “It’s Santa Claus! We couldn’t be happier doing the Christmas special and Series 11, how fantastic it is.

Stephen goes on to point out that they shoot in the sun, which isn’t exactly ideal when trying to film a party episode.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special – BBC One

Tess and Claudia will always be back for a Christmas special

Airs: To be confirmed

The traditional Strictly Christmas Special will return after being replaced with a countdown to Christmas 2020.

Judges Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood and Motsi Mabuse will be on the panel and Tess and Claudia will present the series.

Doctor Who – BBC One

Airs: To be confirmed

BBC bosses have yet to announce when The Doctor Who’s Christmas special will air, but it will likely be a key part of the BBC’s Christmas TV programming.

Last year’s special episode aired on New Years Eve last year so it could appear around the same time this year.

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The pursuit – ITV

Airs: To be confirmed

The Chase Christmas special is another classic that will be back on our screens.

Rumors have surfaced that host Bradley Walsh may be leaving The Chase to join the new spin-off The Chase EXTRA, meaning this Christmas episode may have a new host.

The Cube – ITV

Airs: To be confirmed

The Cube Celebrity Christmas Special will air with This Morning Phillip Schofield as the host. This special episode will see well-known names and faces feel the intense pressure as they strive to beat The Cube and win £ 250,000 for the charity they have chosen.

Children’s voices – ITV

Airs: To be confirmed

The Voice Kids will air during the holiday season with ITV teasing a “must-see Christmas TV event”.

New Spice Girls judge Melanie C will join the panel alongside Danny Jones, and defending champion Pixie Lott.

MelC will replace Paloma Faith who recently announced that she will not be returning to the series after having her second child. Emma Willis is back as host.

Death in Heaven – BBC

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Airs: To be confirmed

The hit crime drama Death in Paradise will give fans a full 90-minute Christmas special.

The BBC show celebrates its 10th anniversary with a unique comeback from Officer Dwayn Mayers, played by Danny John-Jules, and an appearance by Juliet Stevenson. The pair will feature in the Christmas episode.

Executive Producer Tim Key said, “We’ve been talking about a Christmas episode for years, so we’re more than excited to finally make one and work with Danny again.

“We can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas than at Sainte Marie.” BBC Drama Editor-in-Chief Tommy Bulfin said: “We are delighted that Death in Paradise is bringing sunshine to the holiday program.”

EastEnders – BBC

Airs: To be confirmed

EastEnders bosses have yet to confirm anything about this year’s Christmas special, but soap opera star Carlie Brooks, who plays Janine, has given some clues as to what to expect in the NTA winner’s room after having presented the prize for the best dramatic performance in series.

The soap opera star confessed: “I know Christmas Day …

“But I’ll be killed if I reveal anything.

“I might be looking at myself, but I struggle with it as I get older.”

Ms. Browns Boys – BBC

Mrs Brown's Boys started as part of an Irish radio play in 1992
Mrs Brown’s Boys started as part of an Irish radio play in 1992

Airs: Christmas Day at 10 p.m.

Ms Browns Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll has said there will be at least five more years of promotions as he signs a deal with the BBC that guarantees Christmas promotions until 2026.

The Dublin sitcom is an award-winning show with creator Brendan demanding a Christmas Day slot in a new deal.

He said: “This new deal that we signed last week runs until 2026, which means I will be able to become the role, and we have a clause in which guarantees that Ms Brown will air at 10 p.m. on the evening of. Christmas, or else we don’t have to.

“I wanted this because if it’s not good enough for Christmas Day, then we shouldn’t be doing it.”

Many more festive promotions will be announced as Christmas approaches.

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