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Brekkie33,301 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Last year's Christmas trailer animations have returned on Channel 4.


It looks like they were just in use for the Sunday run of festive animations. I imagine they’ll come into full use next weekend.

They usually just use them for Christmas programmes initially before going full time with them once it is actually Christmas.


Anything from S4C yet - wondering if they're continuing with the excellent theme from the last couple of years.
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thegeek5,229 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
BT Sport have been running some Christmas pres since at least last weekend, with quite a few festive puns on the go ("Ho Ho Morinho", "Tree Points", "Yule love to see it")

I picked up my Christmas Radio Times today, which is so chunky it has a spine:
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JKDerry2,294 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
For a little perspective - Christmas Day television may be getting worse here in the UK, but in the USA it is utterly appalling.

It seems the Americans save all their Christmas specials for the three weeks before Christmas, ensuring key advertising and sponsorship revenue is made.

Below is an example of this Christmas Night prime time schedule on the four main US networks, from the New York stations.

NBC on Christmas Night

8.00pm - Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animation)
8.30pm - Film: Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
11.00pm - Local News

CBS on Christmas Night

8.00pm - The Neighborhood (repeat of the sitcom's 2018 Thanksgiving episode)
8.30pm - Bob Hearts Abishola (repeat of the sitcom's October 2019 episode)
9.00pm - Mom - (repeat of the sitcom's 2018 Christmas episode)
9.30pm - Carol's Second Act (a repeat of the sitcom's 2019 Christmas episode shown on December 12th 2019)
10.00pm - All Rise - (a repeat of the legal drama's Christmas episode shown on December 16th 2019)
11.00pm - Local News

ABC on Christmas Night

8.00pm - NBA Basketball from Los Angeles
10.30pm - Black-ish (a repeat of the sitcoms 2019 Christmas episode Father Christmas shown on December 10th 2019)
11.00pm - Local News

FOX on Christmas Night

8.00pm until 10.00pm - Back to back episodes of The Moodys originally aired in early December 2019

So, what do we make of Christmas prime time programming in the US compared to here?
VMPhil10,116 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Christmas Day TV has never had the same cultural significance in the US as it has here in the UK. It's purely a tradition because we had BBC TV without adverts - otherwise we'd most likely be the same in the US in having all the big event shows on in the run up to Christmas. I know there's the Boxing Day sales, but I think it's still more lucrative to advertise for people to buy things for Christmas then it is to advertise on Christmas Day, when the shops are shut anyway and everyone's already spent their money.

Heck, looking at ITV's schedule for Christmas Day, now that they've got no Downton Abbey it's gone the same way.
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JAS844,379 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
For a little perspective - Christmas Day television may be getting worse here in the UK, but in the USA it is utterly appalling.

It seems the Americans save all their Christmas specials for the three weeks before Christmas, ensuring key advertising and sponsorship revenue is made.

Below is an example of this Christmas Night prime time schedule on the four main US networks, from the New York stations.

NBC on Christmas Night

8.00pm - Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animation)
8.30pm - Film: Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
11.00pm - Local News

CBS on Christmas Night

8.00pm - The Neighborhood (repeat of the sitcom's 2018 Thanksgiving episode)
8.30pm - Bob Hearts Abishola (repeat of the sitcom's October 2019 episode)
9.00pm - Mom - (repeat of the sitcom's 2018 Christmas episode)
9.30pm - Carol's Second Act (a repeat of the sitcom's 2019 Christmas episode shown on December 12th 2019)
10.00pm - All Rise - (a repeat of the legal drama's Christmas episode shown on December 16th 2019)
11.00pm - Local News

ABC on Christmas Night

8.00pm - NBA Basketball from Los Angeles
10.30pm - Black-ish (a repeat of the sitcoms 2019 Christmas episode Father Christmas shown on December 10th 2019)
11.00pm - Local News

FOX on Christmas Night

8.00pm until 10.00pm - Back to back episodes of The Moodys originally aired in early December 2019

So, what do we make of Christmas prime time programming in the US compared to here?

Doesn't make much sense to me showing two different versions of The Grinch back to back. And is that LIVE basketball? Wouldn't expect sports fixtures on Christmas Day.