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What's On TV Christmas bumper issue on-sale date and cover revealed!

What's On TV Christmas 2021 cover
The What's On TV Christmas 2021 cover! (Image credit: Future)

The What's On TV Christmas double issue on-sale date is Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 (even earlier in some places!).

It is your 14-day TV guide to all the Christmas TV for 18-31 Dec! Packed full of all the TV treats coming your way over the festive period plus a bumper film guide, the top Soap stories, and the best of Netflix, Disney+, and more. It's the family's favourite guide!

There's so many Christmas treats to enjoy including 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. Another top drama to enjoy is A Very British Scandal, which stars The Crown's Claire Foy.

There's also the All Creatures Great and Small 2021 Christmas special, which will hopefully see a wedding!

On the comedy front, there's a Ghosts Christmas 2021 special to enjoy, plus Mrs Brown is back for not one but two specials. 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. And there are 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.

What's On TV Christmas 2021 cover

(Image credit: Future)

Remember, the What's On TV Christmas issue will this year go on sale on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

What’s On TV has Christmas all wrapped up! It’s a cracker and your ultimate Christmas TV Guide!

Make sure you have an extra special Christmas and buy a copy of Britain’s favourite festive TV guide, on sale Tuesday, Dec. 7 and may be available in some shops earlier!

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!