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

What's On TV Christmas cover 2022
(Image credit: Future)

The What's On TV Christmas double issue on-sale date is Tuesday, December 13 2022 (even earlier in some places!).

It is your 14-day TV guide to all the Christmas TV for December 24 to January 6. 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 Plus, and more. It's the family's favourite guide!

There are so many Christmas treats to enjoy including the Call the Midwife Christmas 2022 special, the second-ever Death in Paradise Christmas special, and the All Creatures Great and Small Christmas special 2022.

Other highlights include The Smeds and The Smoos, this year's big Christmas animation, and the very last ever Doc Martin, the Doc Martin Christmas special. That will be an emotional one for fans as Martin Clunes waves a last goodbye to the much-loved character.

You can also expect lots of drama in Coronation Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

What's On TV Christmas cover 2022

Last year's cover, we reveal this year's soon! (Image credit: Future)

Remember, the What's On TV Christmas issue will this year go on sale on Tuesday, December 13 2022. 

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, December 13 and may be available in some shops earlier!

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, 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. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


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!