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TV Times Christmas bumper issue on-sale date and cover revealed!

TV Times Christmas cover 2021
(Image credit: Future)

Christmas is coming... which means it's time for the 2021 TV Times Christmas sparkling double issue to hit the shops!

This year's TV Times bumper issue will be on sale across the country from Tuesday 7 Dec. 2021 (even earlier in some places!), with lots of cracking features on all the season’s biggest stars and shows, covering two weeks of festive TV. It will cover everything on TV from 18 to 31 Dec, plus a guide to all your favourite Christmas films.

Christmas TV this year will include the Call the Midwife Christmas 2021 special, the first-ever Death in Paradise Christmas special, and the big new David Tennant drama Around the World in 80 Days. There's also the All Creatures Great and Small 2021 Christmas special, which will hopefully see James and Helen getting married. Given Helen's track record, though, the wedding might not happen!

On the comedy front, there's a Ghosts Christmas 2021 special to enjoy, plus Mrs Brown is back. There's also a Not Going Out Christmas 2021 special — Jason Donovan guests stars!

After no episode last year, there is the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 Christmas special to enjoy. There's also a new Julia Donaldson story, Superworm, for everyone to settle down in front of on Christmas Day.

We should also mention that there's a festive episode of The Larkins. The Larkins Christmas special will see Bradley Walsh starring.

And there's lots lots more including a festive edition of The Voice Kids and a Christmas Day treat in The Great British Bake Off 2021 Christmas special.

TV Times Christmas cover 2021

Here's the brilliant TV Times Christmas 2021 cover. Don't miss all your favourite shows heading your way over the festive season! (Image credit: Future)

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, love from everyone at TV Times x

Don't forget to pick up a copy!

Here's our Christmas TV guide 2021 for you to see what's coming up.

Also, we remember we have a TV Guide where you can see all the latest listings. 

David Hollingsworth

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!