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'EastEnders', 'Who', 'Strictly': BBC One confirms Christmas Day lineup

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BBC One has confirmed its primetime lineup for Christmas Day.

Hour-long Doctor Who special 'The Snowmen' will air at 5.15pm on December 25, with Strictly Come Dancing following at 6.15pm.

Doctor Who Christmas Special: Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman

© BBC / Adrian Rogers

'Call The Midwife' Christmas Special: Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE)

© BBC / Neal Street Productions/Laurence Cendrowicz



A festive edition of Call The Midwife is currently scheduled for 7.30pm and EastEnders will then transmit at 8.45pm.

The Royle Family's Christmas special - which will see Dave (Craig Cash) plot to pitch an idea on Dragons' Den - will then air at 9.45pm.

The Royle Family 2012 Christmas Special: Barbara Royle (SUE JOHNSTON), Jim Royle (RICKY TOMLINSON)

© BBC / Jellylegs



Both Miranda and Mrs Brown's Boys will air their own Christmas episodes on Boxing Day (December 26) - at 9pm and 9.30pm respectively.

Other confirmed dates include the Strictly final - 6.30pm on December 22 - and the series launch of period crime thriller Ripper Street on December 30.

The final ever episode of fantasy drama Merlin will air on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 8.15pm.

> Miranda, Attenborough, Royle Family for BBC One Christmas lineup
> EastEnders Christmas episodes - behind-the-scenes pictures

Watch the new extended BBC festive trailer below:

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