Christmas is ... ITV
That was the slogan in 1979. Judge for yourselves whether the
schedule matched it. It seems as if Granada had the day off ...
08:45 Beautiful Morning (YTV)
Burl Ives and the St Winifred's Children's Choir
09:00 The Christmas Story (YTV)
09:15 A Merry Morning (YTV)
Jimmy Tarbuck, Animal Kwackers, Mike Harding and Ward Allen at
the National Children's Home in Harrogate.
10:00 Christmas Morning Service (Thames)
11:00 Lassie: The New Beginning (film)
12:45 The Walt Disney Classics
13:00 Christmas Oh Boy! (ATV)
13:30 Crossroads (ATV)
Reg Cotterill meets a new friend of Alison's. All the familiar
faces are at Meg Mortimer's get-together.
14:00 Star Games Final (Thames/TWI)
Comedians and TV presenters fight it out in the water, over an
obstacle course, at golf running and football, and finally
15:00 The Queen
17:10 ITN News
17:15 3 2 1 Dickensian Xmas Show (YTV)
Terry Scott, Bill Maynard, Wilfred Brambell, Carmel McSharry and
The Krankies join Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin.
18:15 George and Mildred (Thames)
18:45 The Three Musketeers
20:45 Christmas with Eric and Ernie (Thames)
21:45 This is Your Life Special (Thames)
Eric Sykes gets the red book from Eamonn Andrews
22:30 ITN News
22:40 Regional Variations:
ATV: Cleo's Christmas Special
SOU/YTV: Love Boat