BBC viewers slam ‘same old boring’ Christmas TV schedule in Twitter rampage

BBC viewers have taken to social media to blast the broadcast company's planned schedule during the festival period.

Twitter users have slated the upcoming BBC Christmas Day line-up, which includes the highly-anticipated return of Gavin & Stacey and popular Disney film Moana.

There is also a planned special show presented by comedian Michael McIntyre as the stand-up comic brings us his festive extravaganza followed by a Call the Midwife Christmas Special.

Other shows being aired on Christmas Day include Top of the Pops Christmas Special, an hour-long episode of EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

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Taking to social media to share a series of pictures listing the television schedule for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, the channel confirmed: "This is your Christmas with BBC One. We are so excited."

Viewers have taken to their keyboards to voice their frustration with the schedule.

One said: "With that schedule you should be bloody ashamed. Tired and uninspiring. Too many films and home-made animated repeats of stuff from the last decade."

Another added: "Looks like I'll have to talk to loved ones this year. Dreadful shows."

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A third tweeted: "That looks terrible."

A fourth moaned: "One or two things there but on the whole thank heavens for Sky and Netflix."

A fifth ranted: "Same old, same old, rinse and repeat".

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: "The BBC has assembled a sensational range of programmes to give viewers a festive season filled with Christmas crackers.

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We are bringing back some classic favourites with the likes of Gavin & Stacey, Miranda, Scrooge and Dracula! As well as introducing original new shows too.

"Whether you’re a fan of drama, comedy, entertainment or simply want to wallow in the beauty of the natural world, there really is no better place to be than watching the BBC this Christmas."

Some viewers have revealed that they will be watching Netflix and Amazon Prime this Christmas.

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