What to watch: four pick for Christmas Day

After the festive feast, it's time to put your feet up

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS: Grab your favourite snacks and settle down with these shows on Christmas Day

THERE’S JUST one more sleep until the day many of us have been looking forward to for weeks. By now, the shops are closed, you’ve got all your gifts and the focus now shifts to what you’ll be doing on the big day. After tucking into the Christmas feast, and in between the games and gift unwrapping, if you want to put your feet up in front and settle down with your favourite snacks, here are four things to watch on Christmas Day.

The Best Man Holiday
With the rise in streaming services, you don’t have to have your viewing schedule dictated by what’s showing on the box. Head to Netflix for the sequel to The Best Man, it’s packed full of familiar faces.

First dates at Christmas
Channel 4, 9.30pm

Love is at the heart of Christmas so it makes perfect sense that Channel 4 are airing a Christmas special of its award-winning show First Dates. In this episode the first team and those looking for love head to a cosy countryside pub in the hope of seeing sparks fly. If it’s anything like the rest of the episodes, it’s bound to make you laugh – and might even make you shed a tear or two.

Binge-watch a series
If you’re out of the loop when it comes to some of the biggest shows around, what better time to slump in front of the TV and catch up then after Christmas dinner. Our pick is HBO’s completely not festive but really good Watchmen, the series everyone has been talking about – and for good reason. Starring Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, it’s been hailed as the best adaptation of the comic book to date. Tune in to see why.

On Christmas Night
BBC One, 11.50pm

He’s been making headlines for all sorts of reasons lately, not least the release of his second album, Heavy is the Head, and you can catch him reciting a passage on the first Christmas from Luke’s Gospel, in this BBC special. We think it’s worth staying up for.

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