What's on TV magazine festive season on-sale dates!

If you've been wondering when your favourite TV magazine is on sale during December and early January, here are our on-sale dates and what to expect inside the covers...

• December 13-19 issue, featuring George Clooney in Downton Abbey, Claire King in Coronation Street and The X Factor final, is ON SALE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4.

• Christmas double issue, December 20-January 2 is ON SALE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, priced at 95p. It's the ultimate guide to your Christmas telly, featuring an easy-to-use 14-day listings guide to all the Christmas and New Year telly, including a 13-page family film guide, showcasing the best movies on over the holidays. Plus 16 pages of the best drama, entertainment, comedy and factual shows coming your way, including the Christmas Strictly Special and brand new Call the Midwife As well, we have all your favourite soaps and the big festive storylines in EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. Our exclusive Soap Diary gives you all the festive soap plotlines in one place, so you're always in the know!

What's On TV's Christmas double is packed full of surprises and, at only 95p, yule love it!

• The New Year issue covering the week of January 3-9 goes ON SALE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.