Christmas time is upon us once again and with it comes the usual treasures of Christmas day Television to enjoy. This year we see the BBC say farewell to "Bake Off" before it moves over to Channel 4 for 2017, as well as the last appearance on "Strictly Come Dancing" for Len Goodman. Here is a look at the best TV has to offer on Christmas Day...

"Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special"


Now in its 12th year of Christmas Specials, this years "Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special" will see long-serving judge Len Goodman say farewell to the show after 12 years on the programme.

The 72-year old has admitted that leaving the show might be a decision that he regrets, but feels that now is the right time to call it a day. It has also been leaked that this years theme will be movies.

"Doctor Who"


The ever successful "Doctor Who" returns to our screens on Christmas Day in "The Return of Doctor Mysterio". This Christmas special looks to see "Doctor Who" delve into the superhero world for the first time with Peter Capaldi reprising his role as the Doctor alongside other names such as Matt Lucas, Justin Chatwin and Charity Wakefield. The episode will be the first "Doctor Who" for a whole year when it is broadcast on Christmas Day.

"The Great Christmas Bake Off"


We say another farewell this Christmas, as the much loved Mary Berry departs from the show as it makes the switch to Channel 4 for the New Year.

This Christmas version of the popular "Great British Bake Off" show will see contestants from previous series' compete against each other to bake festive themed treats.



"Eastenders" is now renowned for its drama filled Christmas episodes and this year looks to be no different on Albert Square. Although producers, cast and crew have been as tight-lipped as usual over potential spoilers for the show, what is known is the return of Max Branning after a year in jail following him being acquitted of Lucy Beales' murder.

"Maigret's Dead Man"

ITV 9:00 PM

A two hour adaption of the mystery novel is set to air on Christmas Day with Rowan Atkinson set to play detective Maigret. The first in the series "Maigret Sets a Trap" aired on ITV at Easter and other actors to portray the detective have included Michael Gambon, Richard Harris and Rupert Davies. The detective, created by Georges Simenon, featured in a massive 75 novels between 1931 - 1972.