The Best British Christmas Sitcoms

Film & TV / December 24, 2018
by Olivia Mannix

What better way to spend your time off than relaxing with your friends and family? It is Christmas tradition to gather together in the sitting room and slap something Christmassy on the TV, of course accompanied by a box of Quality Street/Heroes/Celebrations – whatever floats your boat. This year we are bringing you our favourite Christmas sitcoms.


Here we have a sitcom that did Christmas right. Across the 10 seasons of the US show, we saw plenty of Christmas themed episodes. We met Phoebe’s dad, we discovered a holiday armadillo and we felt sorry for Chandler when he spent Christmas in Yemen – where is Yemen?

The Royal Family

One of the greatest sitcoms to grace our screens gave us 6 glorious Christmas specials. It is always interesting to see what the Royals get up to at Christmas. Sharing your bath with a defrosting turkey is definitely a stand out moment of TV history. Guaranteed to make you laugh.

Only Fools and Horses

A top British sitcom that sees the ‘adventures’ of two brothers, Derek (Del Boy) and Rodney Trotter is Only Fools. Here we have another show that has a huge selection of Christmas specials that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Gavin and Stacey

This Christmas special has become iconic. The series, which is missed by virtually everyone, smashed their one Christmas episode out of the park! From Smithy and Gavin’s duet of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, to a love affair with a turkey and finally a festive proposal, it’s officially 10 years old this Christmas, making it a certified ‘classic’.

Friday Night Dinner

A slightly more recent option is the hysterical Friday Night Dinner. It’s sibling squabbling at it’s finest and the Christmas special is no different. Just with the bonus of a couple of Grandmas and a dog close to deaths door. Don’t worry – Wilson’s on top form.

So if you find yourself in front of the TV this Christmas, make sure you give them all a watch. You won’t regret it.

Merry Christmas from scotts.


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