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BBC viewers brand Christmas Day schedule “boring”

No special surprises here

Collapsing on the sofa in front of the telly after Christmas dinner is as much a festive tradition as turkey and sprouts themselves in the UK.

But you might want to get out the Scrabble instead this year as the TV schedule is a little lacklustre.

Some viewers have branded the BBC’s offering boring, after the line-up was shared on Twitter.

The likely suspects are all in there for Christmas Day: Strictly Come DancingEastEnders, Call The Midwife and Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas specials.

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special
Mrs Brown’s Boys from Christmas 2017 (Credit: ITV)

There’s also Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show, but something major is missing. Doctor Who.

The festive special will be time hopping to New Year’s Day; it’s the first time it won’t appear on Christmas Day since its reboot 13 years ago!

Call The Midwife
Call The Midwife will be a highlight (Credit: BBC)

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Viewers have hit up Twitter to complain about the lack of originality…

Many viewers said they would be switching over to Netflix this Christmas instead.

The streaming service will be showing a load of great films including The Holiday, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, Christmas Chronicles and the Princess Switch.

The schedule for New Year’s Day isn’t any better…

The BBC has unveiled a range of box sets of favourite shows that will be available on iPlayer across the festive season, though, so perhaps we can forgive them a little!

Will you be giving BBC One a miss on Christmas Day? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!