Christmas crackers on BT TV: Classic Only Fools and Horses to festivities with the Kardashians

Here are the best shows to snuggle up with on BT TV this winter.

It’s time to fetch your highlighter and a copy of the Radio Times – the Christmas TV schedules are in.

BT TV will be jam-packed with winter warmers and festive treats across December and here are seven seasonal highlights to keep the whole family happy this Christmas.

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1. All your old favourites on Christmas Gold

Christmas Gold

Re-runs of Christmas TV classics are as much a part of the festive season as sprouts, turkey and mine pies. Because let's be honest, they don't make them like this anymore...

Gold transforms into Christmas Gold for the month of December and the very finest British sitcoms and comedy specials are all getting an outing for the holidays.

December kicks off with festive specials from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Boomers, before the channels digs into the archives for a run of the biggest and best Christmas TV from decades gone by.

Gavin & Stacey, The Royle Family, Men Behaving Badly, The Two Ronnies, The Vicar of Dibley and the biggest of them all - Only Fools and Horses – will all be showing across the holidays.

Watch Gold on BT TV channel 310 >

2. Merry Kristmas with the Kardashians


Glam up your festive season with the world’s most famous reality TV family. Turn Christmas into a Kristmas with A Very Kardashian Holiday on E!

The family are preparing for a holiday season bigger and better than ever before. Kim is adamant that none of her family members copy her Christmas decorations this year, so she goes to great lengths to ensure her décor is original.

Meanwhile, Kris and Jonathan go toy shopping in disguise, Khloe and Kris have a bake-off, and the family help feed the homeless.

Watch A Very Kardashian Holiday on E! on Sunday, December 3 - BT Channel 321/386.

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3. Ditch the turkey for Christmas Food

Christmas Food

Good Food gets a winter-makeover again for the month of December, transforming into Christmas Food to offer 31 days of seasonally-themed delicious recipes, tips and hints.

With festive specials from Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, James Martin, Rick Stein and Delia Smith, there's no reason for you to be stuck with grey old turkey sandwiches or stumped for dinner party ideas this December

Watch Good Food on BT TV channel 313.

4. Christmas every day on Christmas 24

Christmas 24

The only channel you’ll need this December, Christmas 24 is showing Christmas movies all day, every day on BT TV channel 513.

Check out our list of the best films to watch on Christmas 24 here >

5. Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist


The UK's most fantabulous DJ and one half of everyone's favourite fab radio duo, Mike Smash (Paul Whitehouse), takes time out from his charity work and returns to TV screens this Christmas with his ding-dong-merrily-on-high-iest festive favourite tunes.

Simulcast between Gold and Smash's new broadcasting home Radio Hush, this two-part special features the nation's best-loved Christmas classics, alongside some lesser-known oddities from Smashie's sonic stocking - and all will be introduced by the former Radio Fab FM DJ in his own unique style.

6. Christmas specials for the kids

Tangled on Disney Channel

BT TV Kids customers are going to have lots to look forward to this December with Stars of Christmas Past, Present and Future offering hours of entertainment for your little ones.

From blockbuster new Disney specials like Big Hero 6 and Tangles to classics like Rugrats and Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse, there is something for all ages.

Along with festive specials of smash hits such as Peppa Pig, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball, there won’t be any problems keeping the littles one entertained over the holidays.

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7. Lifetime's Sunday night Christmas movies

Lifetime Christmas Movies

Take a break from shopping, wrapping presents, building snow men, Christmas parties and eating your weight in mince pies.

Head inside and recharge your Christmas spirit with a festive movie. You'll be ready to take on Christmas again in no time!

Four Christmasses and a Wedding, Wrapped Up in Christmas, Christmas in Mississippi and A Very Merry Toy Store are all perfect Sunday night films for a cosy night on the sofa.

Watch Lifetime on BT TV channel 329.

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