It´s nearly here! The Christmas lights and decorations are up in every town and village and shopping centre and there are even coach trips available to take you to see the more spectacular displays in the bigger cities. The nativity scenes (Belén) are always worth a visit and when you look around one of course, you must find "El Caganer".

For your TV this week, our featured programmes include music with Olly Murs and Mariah Carey and food from Jamie Oliver. There are also documentaries about food, animals, movies, carols and Queen Victoria.

Highlights include a new three part drama, The Long Song on BBC one on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Gareth Southgate is the guest (victim?) on Bear’s Mission on itv on Thursday.

On Channel5 on Friday the evening is given over to a live spectacular, Help the Animals at Christmas.

More is on offer with Stephen Mulhern on Saturday on itv as he hosts a brand new spin-off series ‘Big Star’s Bigger Star’, which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives but through the eyes of their parents.

Stephen is also hosting a titanic clash between the biggest soaps on itv on Friday in The Big Soap Quiz: Coronation Street v Emmerdale.

Berlin Station comes to an end on Thursday on more4 with a double bill finale.

On Monday on itv2, Love Island: The Christmas Reunion sees Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of its most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together.

And Long Lost Family Christmas Reunion on Monday on itv is a look back over the last eight years.

Next week will be the delivery of the bumper Christmas and New Year issue which includes your TV from 22 December through to 4 January 2019.

Please remember to place your order with your usual outlet. It sells out fast every year and you won´t want to be disappointed!


Ed´s Pick of the Week -

Best Christmas Ever with Alexander Armstrong on itv on SUNDAY at 10pm.

Best Christmas Ever is a one-off festive special, hosted by TV favourite, Alexander Armstrong.

He’ll be joined by some very special celebrity guests, all on a mission to find out what really makes the best Christmas ever.

Much like the big day itself, there will be games, sing-along and polite but firm disagreement as our celebrity guests battle it out to crown the best Christmas food, song, movie and much, much more.

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