Call The Midwife – 7.45pm, BBC One Torvill & Dean – 9.15pm, STV
You go along through your life, just trying to get by, just trying to do your best and to see the best in others, and then, one day, you are forced to realise: there are people out there who not only believe a two-hour drama on the career of Torvill and Dean is something worth making – they also believe it’s something that should get broadcast in the peak slot on Christmas Day itself. Elsewhere, the entertainment for the most wonderful day of the year continues with the now traditional Call The Midwife special (nuns, nurses, babies, injustice, pain, heartwarming/sobering messages for us all). Comedy highlights include festive editions of Ben Elton’s irritating Shakespeare show, Upstart Crow (8.35pm) and the demonic Mrs Brown’s Boys (10.15pm). Mammy! Did you get what you wanted?