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Christmas TV 2019

Programmes, schedules etc. (November 2019)

AR
Argybargy Granada North West Today
Oh, also, I've only just noticed this but is that the animation from the 1991 Christmas ident in the background during Paul Daniels' bit in the 1993 Christmas trail?

I think you're right. Very well spotted!!
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Can't find a more appropriate thread but I note Sky Cinema has launched its Christmas idents yesterday. The stings are still non-Christmas though.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
So Sky and ITV both launched Christmas pres in November!
JK
JKDerry UTV Newsline
JAS84 posted:
So Sky and ITV both launched Christmas pres in November!

It is only one day earlier, as 1st December lands on a Sunday this year, and so a Saturday launch is what they prefer.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
JAS84 posted:
So Sky and ITV both launched Christmas pres in November!


Still not as early as some of the French channels. The Canal group channels launched their pres earlier this month! I'm expecting TF1 and France Télévisions to launch theirs next week. Always a treat to see the Christmas France 3 idents with Les Marmottes.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
JAS84 posted:
So Sky and ITV both launched Christmas pres in November!

It is only one day earlier, as 1st December lands on a Sunday this year, and so a Saturday launch is what they prefer.
It would normally be December 7th when 1st is a Sunday.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Must be a fair few years since any of the big players launched their Christmas look later than the previous year.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
AR
Argybargy Granada North West Today
Must be a fair few years since any of the big players launched their Christmas look later than the previous year.

It's actually more recently than you might have thought. In 2015, the BBC launched their festive idents on Tuesday December 1st. The following year, it was Sunday December 4th.
GM
GMc Central Reporting Scotland
Looking at Digiguide for New Year's Eve, it looks like ITV News will air its late bulletin at 22.45 - with "Big Ben at Midnight" taking ITV & UTV viewers through the bells.

ITV London from 11:55pm to 12:10am posted:
The traditional chimes of Big Ben herald the dawn of 2020.


If that's correct, would it simply be a live feed of the South Bank, or will they have a presenter of some sorts? Could still be provided by ITN, without the ITV News branding.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Missed this but according to the Guardians round up of election coverage John Bercow is delivering the Alternative Christmas Message for C4 this year.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
CL
Closedown Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Missed this but according to the Guardians round up of election coverage John Bercow is delivering the Alternative Christmas Message for C4 this year.

I appreciate C4 are playing to their ideological base with this choice, but what's 'Alternative' about the apotheosis of the political establishment is open to question.
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Missed this but according to the Guardians round up of election coverage John Bercow is delivering the Alternative Christmas Message for C4 this year.

I appreciate C4 are playing to their ideological base with this choice, but what's 'Alternative' about the apotheosis of the political establishment is open to question.


It depends on your definition of 'alternative'. Some consider Eton and Oxbridge educated career politicians as alternative these days.

Surely in this case though, 'alternative' simply refers to a message from someone who isn't the Queen.

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