Christmas specials have already kicked off. As usual, there'll be a huge number of brilliant comedy repeats from the likes of Morecambe & Wise, Porridge, Butterflies and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, but here are all the new comedy treats you can look forward to during the main part of the festive period.
There's Something About Movies
Wednesday 16th, 9pm, Sky One
Wednesday 16th, 10pm, ITV2
The celebrities taking part in this festive special are comedian Seann Walsh, television personality Baga Chipz and Love Islander Curtis Pritchard - and playing on the opposite team are comedian Tom Lucy, West End performer and Love Islander Samira Mighty, and professional dancer AJ Pritchard.
A League Of Their Own
Thursday 17th, 9pm, Sky One
Your Christmas parties might not be going ahead this year, but the League Of Their Own boys aren't going to let a global pandemic stop their festive fun. Join Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff, Romesh Ranganathan for more holiday hijinks.
Thursday 17th, 10pm, ITV2
Chart star Paloma Faith, presenter and friend of the show Paddy McGuinness, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and football pundit Chris Kamara join Keith Lemon, Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack for this special of the comedy quiz.
Micky Flanagan: Peeping Behind The Curtain
Friday 18th, 9pm, Sky One
A documentary following the comedian during his An' Another Fing tour, revealing how he went from performing in East End pubs to performing to sold-out stadiums.
Big Zuu's Big Eats
Friday 18th, 10pm, Dave
Phil Wang, Desiree Burch, Ed Gamble and Rosie Jones return for more of Zuu's delicious eats - but not before he takes them on some festive foraging. There's also a grime music special airing on Friday 11th, if you're so inclined.
Shopping With Keith Lemon
Sunday 20th, 10pm, ITV2
Keith Lemon stocks up on food and drink with Richard Madeley, and goes to a Christmas tree farm with Alison Hammond. He also tries tobogganing with Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon, and bakes yuletide treats with Paloma Faith.
David Jason: Britain's Favourite TV Star
Monday 21st, 9pm, Channel 5
Sue Johnston narrates a look at the life and career of the actor, the star of Only Fools And Horses, The Darling Buds Of May, A Touch Of Frost and Open All Hours. The programme examines his early stage career and hear what his fellow thespians thought of him, and there are clips of him in long-forgotten shows, quirky TV adverts and his very first movie. Featuring interviews with industry insiders and former castmates, including Tessa Peake-Jones who played his long-suffering on-screen wife Raquel in Only Fools And Horses.
Monday 21st, 9pm, BBC Two
A two-hander special featuring David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan. The plague has hit London and as Christmas approaches Will and Kate are in wave fifteen of state-enforced home confinement together in his London lodgings...
Monday 21st, 9pm, Sky Arts
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Monday 21st, 9pm, Channel 4
Jimmy Carr hosts a festive-themed edition of the words and numbers game, with Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Jon Richardson and Sarah Millican face off against Sean Lock and David Mitchell. David O'Doherty joins Susie in Dictionary Corner.
A Christmas special of 8 Out Of 10 Cats aired on Sunday 6th December and is thus already available on demand.
The Goes Wrong Show
Tuesday 22nd, 7pm, BBC One
Cornley Dramatic Society present their version of the Nativity story, generously funded by a corporate sponsor after the BBC's refusal to pay for any more episodes.
Being Bridget Jones
Tuesday 22nd, 9pm, BBC Two
Documentary celebrating 25 years of Helen Fielding's hapless creation. The programme examines the ways in which society's attitudes to women have shifted in 25 years, along with the ways in which female writers have told their own stories since Bridget made her debut. Featuring interviews with Helen Fielding, and the friends she based the original characters on, as well as tributes from celebrity fans.
After Ever After
Wednesday 23rd, 8pm, Sky One
Another tale of what happens after happily ever after, this time looking at what happened Jack defeated the giant and felled the infamous beanstalk. Sheridan Smith is amongst the co-stars.
Wednesday 23rd, 8:30pm, BBC One
It's Christmas at Button House, and as Alison and Mike are hosting his family for the first time, Mike is determined to make it perfect. However his plan to make his parents relax may be optimistic. Alison is also determined to deliver the best Christmas ever for the living and the dead, although the latter aren't filled with festive cheer.
Wednesday 23rd, 9pm, BBC Two
If it's Christmas, it's time for Amanda's Annual Seasonal Soiree (dress code; tinsel and tiaras!). Nothing says festive like Evil Santa, a thirty-foot Christmas tree and very strict rules about where you can and can't drink mulled wine.
Wednesday 23rd, 9:30pm, BBC Two
Wednesday 23rd, 10pm, BBC One
Gary King is setting out to ensure the annual Butterchurn Crescent Christmas Lights Display is bigger and brighter than ever, lighting up the neighbourhood after a tough year. However, his neighbours aren't quite so keen to go all out as they tighten their belts, keep the 'leccy bills lean and turn to Secret Santa. Could a last-minute million-pound contract help Gary fund the Crescent's illuminations and save Christmas?
Have I Got 30 Years For You
Wednesday 23rd, 10:15pm, BBC One
Have I Got News For You is 30 years old this year. To mark this significant anniversary the imaginatively-titled Have I Got 30 Years For You celebrates the best of the last the three decades.
The Vicar Of Dibley
Wednesday 23rd, 11:50pm, BBC One
Another chance to see the three 10-minute lockdown shorts in one compendium. The air separately on Mondays 7th, 14th and 21st at 8:50pm.
Christmas Eve, 5:55pm, BBC One
When Worzel Gummidge, Susan and John visit a scrapyard, Worzel overhears the grumbling of a foul-mouthed old friend - the carved ship's figurehead, Saucy Nancy.
Would I Lie To You?
Christmas Eve, 7:45pm, BBC One
Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas
Christmas Eve, 8:15pm, BBC Two
A retelling of the timeless panto classic Cinderella, with a star-studded cast assembling online and giving everyone a very special version of the fairy-tale this Christmas.
Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse
Christmas Eve, 8:15pm, Sky One
Comedy drama inspired by the true story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl set off on a big adventure to meet his favourite author, Beatrix Potter.
One Night In... Hamleys
Christmas Eve, 9pm, Channel 4
This Christmas special sees comedians Tom Allen, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan get to live out their childhood fantasies by spending the night in London's famous toy shop, with no security guards to keep them out of mischief. The comics face a series of ridiculous festive games and challenges with only two rules - nobody is allowed to go to sleep and anything they break, they have to pay for.
Birds Of A Feather
Christmas Eve, 9:15pm, ITV
At the end of a 2020 no-one could have predicted, we catch up with the inhabitants of our favourite Essex address... and find big changes in all their lives. Tracey and Dorien have been getting right on each others' thruppennies, while Sharon has escaped to the other side of the world and is stuck on a covid-cruise... Who can fill the Sharon-shaped hole in their lives this Christmas?
Christmas Eve, 9:30pm, BBC Scotland
At the end of a tough year it's time for some festive cheer with this criminally funny official Christmas message from Scot Squad's Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson.
Christmas Day, 7pm, BBC One
Victoria Wood: The Secret List
Christmas Day, 9:10pm, BBC Two
The first of two documentaries offering a unique opportunity to see the very best bits of Victoria's work that she loved the most, drawing on some of the 20 sketches chosen by her in a notebook discovered after her death. Plus, contributors discuss her broad catalogue of award-winning comedy. Continues on Boxing Day.
Mrs. Brown's Boys
Christmas Day, 10pm, BBC One
It's Christmas once again in the Brown household and Agnes and her family are trying to get used to "the new normal". Luckily, things haven't changed that much...
As is customary, another episode will air on New Year's Day.
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
Saturday 26th, 9:05pm, Channel 4
Two Doors Down
Monday 28th, 9pm, BBC Two
Two Doors Down takes viewers on a Christmas getaway as the neighbours head off on a rare trip away from Latimer Crescent. But a Christmas holiday break at Colin and Cathy's Luxury Lodge in the Scottish Highlands threatens to derail the neighbours' friendship when Cathy pushes Beth too far.
Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure...
Monday 28th, 9:30pm, ITV
A celebration of the comedian's greatest performances, made to mark his retirement from stand-up. Featuring interviews with Billy and his wife Pamela Stephenson at their home in the Florida Keys, and contributions from famous fans including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Lenny Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Brand, Whoopi Goldberg, Aisling Bea, Armando Iannucci and Sheridan Smith.
Secrets Of The Apollo
Monday 28th, 10:20pm, BBC Two
An hour-long celebration of 16 years of Britain's greatest stand-up show, Live At The Apollo.
Bob Monkhouse: Master Of Laughter
Tuesday 29th, 9pm, Channel 5
A celebration of the comedian and quiz show host, exploring his 55 years in entertainment. The programme features a selection of classic archive clips from throughout his career, from his early days in radio variety to hosting some of television's most popular game shows, and culminating in his acclaimed final appearance at the Royal Variety Performance, shortly before his death in 2003.
Tom Allen Goes To Town
Wednesday 30th, 9pm, Channel 4
Spending a week in Wakefield - a city, not a town - Tom sees the sights and meets some of Wakefield's extraordinary characters, before putting on an end of week show to celebrate everything and everyone he's encountered.
Not Going Out
Wednesday 30th, 9pm, BBC One
When parlour games are suspended in favour of a no-holds-barred round of New Year's Resolutions, the fireworks might be in the house...
Wednesday 30th, 9:45pm, BBC One
One-off video diary comedy, in which a boy documents his family's disastrous year. With their summer holiday to California having been cancelled and their finances devastated due to the pandemic, family morale is at an all-time low. But the Jessops make one final stab at trying to salvage something from 2020 with a trip to Margate in the middle of December.
The Last Leg
New Year's Eve, 9pm, Channel 4
Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker present a bumper show in which they say goodbye - and good riddance - to 2020. They are joined by Tom Allen, Lorraine Kelly, James Acaster, Judi Love and Asim Chaudhry to poke fun at an unprecedented 12 months, and ask what the new year might have in store. House band Alex Horne and the Horne Section provide musical entertainment and there's another ground-breaking challenge for Alex as he attempts to do as many Paralympic sports as he can in the studio.
Susan Calman's Not Quite End Of The Year Show
New Year's Eve, 10pm, BBC Scotland
The countdown to the bells begins as Susan looks back over 2020 in a show featuring Two Doors Down star Alex Norton, WWE champion Drew McIntyre, Great British Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins and classic tunes from Deacon Blue and Amy Macdonald.
Only An Excuse?
New Year's Eve, 10:25pm, BBC One Scotland
An hour-long special as Jonathan Watson's football-centric annual satire airs for the final time.
New Year's Day, 9pm, Channel 4
Film actor John Hannah, Channel 4 news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, actress Nicola Coughlan, television and radio presenter Rylan Clark-Neal and renowned dancer-now-Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas complete a series of tasks in this one-off version of the ridiculous game show.
For a complete guide to everything on TV and radio this Christmas, including repeats, see our TV & radio schedule