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10:30pm Monday, December 24 on C4

It’s Christmas Day and Mum has made a fantastic Christmas dinner. The boys are delighted that Grandma is coming round, but horrified that dad’s mother – ‘Horrible Grandma’ – is coming too. It can only get worse with a dog in an oxygen mask, ‘horrible dry turkey’, a prank with spaghetti bolognaise and Jim dressed as Father Christmas…

9:00pm Monday, December 24 on C4

Jimmy Carr is at the helm to oversee the disputes and deliberations on the festive topics that set the great British public’s chins wagging. Sean Lock and Jon Richardson captain the teams, featuring guests Sarah Millican, Stephen Mangan and Joe Wilkinson.

8:30pm Monday, December 24 on C4

Stephen brings his customary insight and wit to bear on gadgets from Christmases past. Using unusual and entertaining archive, Stephen surveys how Christmas and gadgets go together like mince pies and cream, as he takes a wry look at toys, snow, decorations and Christmas dinner. Stephen also suggests some Christmassy gadgets you can buy right now.

10:25pm Sunday, December 23 on C4

In the penultimate episode, Jeremy sparks up an old relationship with Mark’s sister and moves in with her and her five-year-old son. Mark, meanwhile, in an attempt to deal with a damp patch on his bedroom wall, launches a campaign to be elected chairman of the freehold committee of Apollo House. The final episode of the series airs tomorrow.

8:00pm Monday, December 24 on C4

A brand new, charming animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’s classic The Snowman. Briggs’s iconic children’s book The Snowman was adapted for television in 1982 and has been screened by Channel 4 every year since its first transmission. For the 30th anniversary, Briggs gave his blessing to this brand new sequel in which a Snowman and a Snowdog magically come to life. A boy joins them on an amazing adventure, flying to the North Pole where they join Snowmen and Snowwomen from around the world, and even get to meet Father Christmas.

9:00pm Sunday, December 23 on C4

The second season of the compelling US thriller comes to a tense conclusion. Following the dramatic events at the mill, Carrie must decide where her heart really lies: does she want to be back at the CIA – with a promotion, no doubt – or leading a very different life? Brody shares a drink with Faber to consider the future of his family. Meanwhile, Saul is tasked with a secret mission, and Quinn makes a decision that may change everything.

9:00pm Saturday, December 22 on C4

Network premiere. Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn star in Seth Gordon’s frothy romcom about a happily unmarried couple who reconsider their relationship after spending Christmas with their families. The couple usually avoid family Christmases but when their flight abroad is cancelled they have no choice but to see each of their divorced parents – whom they’ve never introduced one another to – on the same day…

10:00pm Friday, December 21 on C4

In the final show of the current series, chef supremo Gordon Ramsay tells Alan all about his Christmas TV special – a cook-along-live on Christmas Day. Sir Ian McKellen talks about reprising his role of Gandalf for the forthcoming film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Miranda Hart gives the lowdown on her award-winning series Miranda. Plus music is from Kylie Minogue.

9:00pm Friday, December 21 on C4

A festive special. Fifty-eight-year-old Pauline is a huge fan of Christmas and boasts a vast collection of inaccessible Christmas decorations; hundreds of tins of out-of-date food; and with even seven Christmas trees buried somewhere among the clutter. But this year she is determined to celebrate Christmas in her house with her grandchildren for the very first time. Helping Pauline in her ambition is psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses, who has 16 years of experience working with hoarders. Stelios offers a ground-breaking approach in tackling compulsive hoarding with a six-week intensive therapy course.

10:00pm Thursday, December 20 on C4

Fresh from his triumph as host of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Paralympics entertainment show The Last Leg with Adam Hills, Australian funny man Adam Hills returns with a one-off exclusive show recorded live at The Lyric Theatre in London’s West End. This show combines Adam’s trademark hilarious anecdotes, delivered in his own unique laid-back style, with audience participation.

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