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ZOG XMAS DAY, BBC1, 4.50pm ADULTS will enjoy this brilliant animation just as much as the kids.

Adapted from the book by Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this tells the enchanting story of an enthusiastic but accident-prone dragon at dragon school.

It has a stellar cast, with Hugh Skinner as Zog, Sir Lenny Henry narrating, Tracey Ullman as Madame Dragon, Patsy Ferran as Princess Pearl and Kit Harington as Sir Gadabout the knight. A funny and heartwarming film.

ALL TOGETHER NOW CELEBRITY SPECIAL XMAS EVE, BBC1, 7.15pm THE fun entertainment show - which challenges singers to get all 100 judges, including Geri Horner, on their feet - brings us this celeb edition.

Comic Rob Beckett commentates as we hear songs from Chris Kamara, Sara Pascoe and Alison Hammond.

Watch out, too, for Gemma Collins, all sparkles and power stance, as she belts out Big Spender. "You're gonna hear it, put it that way," she warns.

Then, rugby player Ben Foden takes on a George Ezra hit and EastEnders actress Laurie Brett sings Wind Beneath My Wings.

XMAS EVE, SKY1, 6pm WHAT would happen to the Royal Family if they were suddenly without their palaces and riches? You're about to find out.

In this comedy based on Sue Townsend's novel, the Queen (Samantha Bond) and her clan end up on a normal street in northern England after power-hungry prime minister Jack Barker (David Walliams) renders them redundant.

SACKED The Queen Now the royals must choose between heating or food...or gin. With a knockout cast, including Frances Barber, Johnny Vegas, Julia McKenzie, Amanda Abbington and Oliver Chris, this is a right royal laugh.

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF XMAS DAY, C4, 8pm IT'S the most magical time of the year and this is the cherry on top of the festive Christmas cake.

Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding are back in the tent, with four former contestants battling it out for the accolade of Star Baker. They are Liam Charles and Flo Atkins from 2017 along with Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth from 2016.

Andrew once made a basket of bread and wore it as a helmet.

Also watch out for an invasion from The Darkness, who perform their hit Christmas Time.

STRICTLY COME DANCING CHRISTMAS SPECIAL XMAS DAY, BBC1, 5.30pm IT'S one last spin around the Strictly ballroom before the sequins depart for another year.

This festive special sees six veterans return to dance floor. The leading ladies are Anita Rani, left, Widdecombe and Caroline Flack. They're joined by Merrygold, Jake Wood and Michael Vaughan. Each will be competing for the coveted trophy with Christmas-inspired routine.

XMAS EVE, BBC1, 9pm ONCE you see Stephen Merchant dressed as an elf, you may never un-see it.

This comedy sees The Office star and People Just Do Nothing actor Asim Chaudhry play two mismatched neighbours.

The odd couple must drive across the country to collect a toy to make a little girl's Christmas dreams come true.

But can they make it there and back in time? And are they likely to kill each other en route? Sparklehoof the Unicorn Princess, the must-have toy,


BOLERO Poppy and Will

ODD COUPLE Chaudhry and Merchant

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