Christmas TV 2017 on Channel 5: What’s on and when – Blind Date, Morecambe & Wise, Jane McDonald

See all the Christmas TV highlights that are coming to Channel 5 this year.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Channel 5, who are offering some festive treats this December.

With entertainment from Blind Date and Jane McDonald, comedy from Morecambe & Wise, and a look at how the Queen celebrates, there’s plenty you’ll want to tune in to.

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Check out the best that the broadcaster has on its schedules below.

Elf: The Musical

Everyone loves a Christmas show, and what better production to see than a musical version of festive favourite Elf.

The hit film has had the stage treatment by Salford’s Lowry Theatre and is the perfect treat for all the family, but if you can’t get tickets to the show, don’t worry – the show can come to you.

See how shambolic elf Buddy manages to save Christmas in this all singing, all dancing extravaganza.

Elf: The Musical – December 23, 5pm, Channel 5

Blind Date Christmas Special

Tune in to see looking-for-love contestants hoping to get a kiss under the mistletoe this December.

Paul O’Grady is back to host the search for romance as mystery potential dates answer flirty questions in the hope of winning a match.

Blind Date Christmas Special – December 23, 8pm, Channel 5

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Christmas Cruising with Jane McDonald

Cruise ship singing star Jane McDonald returns with a special festive episode of her sea-faring show.

As keen travellers take to the oceans for Christmas, we see life on board the ship through Jane’s eyes, with plenty of festive entertainment to enjoy.

Christmas Cruising with Jane McDonald – December 23, 9pm, Channel 5

Jane and Friends at Christmas

Fans of Jane McDonald are in for a festive treat as the singer follows her cruise show with another special – this time of her programme Jane and Friends.

She’ll invite some big names from the world of music to perform alongside her and of course we can expect some Christmas classics in this December sing-a-long.

Jane and Friends at Christmas – December 23, 10pm, Channel 5

The Yorkshire Vet at Christmas

We’re off to Thirsk for a seasonal special as we pay a visit to James Herriott’s old haunts with the Skeldale Veterinary Centre.

It may be Christmas, but there are still plenty of animals in need of the vet’s assistance, especially during the cold winter weather.

We’re hoping for a few heartwarming tales too, as the vets and their patients celebrate Christmas.

The Yorkshire Vet at Christmas – Christmas Eve, 8pm, Channel 5

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The Morecambe & Wise Story: Look Back in Laughter

Settle down for a good laugh on Christmas evening with one of the greatest ever comedy double acts.

This nostalgic look back at their career includes sketches, chat show appearances, and rare interviews with the pair.

The Morecambe & Wise Story: Look Back in Laughter – Christmas Day, 9pm, Channel 5

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Sandringham: The Queen at Christmas

See how the other half celebrate Christmas with this documentary about the festive season for the royals at Sandringham.

Meghan Markle can get an idea of what future Christmases hold for her with all of the inside knowledge on what the family do on Christmas Eve, what’s on the menu for dinner, when they open their presents, and what they’ll be doing during the Queen’s Christmas broadcast.

Sandringham: The Queen at Christmas – Boxing Day, 4.10pm, Channel 5

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