Preview: Channel 4's Christmas Comedy Highlights

Channel 4 has helpfully rounded up all of its seasonal shows. Here is a pick of their comedy offerings. Transmission details will be added when C4 has announced them.

 

8 Out of 10 Cat Does Countdown New Year Special

Jimmy Carr hosts proceedings as the 8 Out of 10 Cats crew take over the words and numbers quiz for a New Year special.

 

Alan Carr’s Chatty Man Christmas Special

Alan Carr's chat show, packed with celebrity guests, topical showbiz news and highlights from the world of telly and the web.

 

Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas

Alan Carr turns festive elf as he presents a star-studded quiz stripped across a week. In each show, playing for one third of the audience, will be three celebrity guests who will take it in turns to choose doors from Alan’s giant Advent Calendar. Behind each door will be a famous face armed with a question about the highlights (and lowlights) of the year. Getting Christmas off to a great start the audience take home the prizes, if their celebrity rep knows what’s what from 2016.

 

Alan Carr's NYE Specstacular

Alan Carr welcomes in 2017 with his inimitable brand of unpredictable madness, hysterical sketches, riotous party games and a dazzling guest list.

 

Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2016

Jimmy Carr puts a panel of top celebrity teams to test as he quizzes them on all the goings on from the past year.

 

Big Fat Quiz of Everything 2017

Jimmy Carr presents his big, fat and fiendishly difficult pub quiz with top celebrities.

 

Rude Tube Christmas Special

Alex Zane presents a countdown of the funniest, rudest and most bizarre video clips to have taken the internet by storm.

 

Rude Tube NY Special

Alex Zane presents a countdown of the funniest, rudest and most bizarre video clips to have taken the internet by storm.

 

Travel Man: 48 Hours in... Christmas Special

One off special with Richard Ayoade and Rebel Wilson in Florence.

 

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

A Christmas treat for all the family, from the makers of The Snowman and The Snowdog, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams. Based on the hit bedtime book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and produced by the makers of the hugely-popular The Snowman and The Snowdog animation, the one-off half hour special will broadcast this Christmas.

 

The Windsors Christmas Special (w/t)

‘The Windsors’ will return for two special festive themed episodes this December as Paul Whitehouse and Vicki Pepperdine join the original cast to play King George III and Princess Anne. Written by the co-creators of “Star Stories”, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie, the comedy soap opera will be doing what it does best and sending up our beloved royals, satirising what seasonal celebrations at Sandringham might involve...

 

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