An hour-long special, titled Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas, will arrive in late December, her first in nine years since Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings.
The show is said to feature highlights from The Mid-Life Olympics 2009, the costume drama Lark Pies To Cranchesterford and the further adventures of Julie Walters' Bo Beaumont.
"The show is a whole night's telly crammed into one hour," said Wood. "Christmas is a stressful time, and by compressing an evening's viewing into 60 minutes, we hope families will have more time for other festive traditions such as arguing with relatives and defrosting turkeys under the hot tap."
BBC One controller Jay Hunt added: "It's a real treat for viewers to have Victoria Wood back on BBC One at Christmas. I am thrilled she will be returning with her unique mix of comedy and entertainment."
An extra 45-minute show will accompany the main programme, including behind-the-scenes footage and unseen material.