Yes that is the classic example of news on Christmas Day (along with the resignation of Gorbachov two years later).
However the execution footage didn't get released until the next day so it wasn't shown on Christmas Day itself, in fact news of their deaths wasn't broadcast till the evening.
The early evening BBC News at 5:30 had no mention of it happening
Here is the Channel 4 newsflash before Brookside, so presumably 7/8 o clock?
Here's the ITN News at 11pm and although their deaths is top story, its not shown on there either
According to this report the footage was shown on Romanian TV the morning after (and therefore presumably not seen elsewhere till then):
I think it's a case of The Mandela Effect, I remember it being shown on the news all day on Christmas Day, but it wasn't.
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