Telly fans rip into BBC’s ‘depressing’ Christmas Day listings – as they turn to Netflix instead – The Sun

BBC one viewers have proved there's no pleasing everyone after fuming over the Christmas Day schedule, with many insisting they will be turning to Netflix and online streaming services.

The Beeb released this year's schedule today and although the morning features the typical cheery children's fare such as Stick Man and Wallace And Gromit, many were very unhappy with the evening programmes available.

Moana and Finding Dory will both air on the channel between the Queen's Christmas speech before special episodes will air of Strictly Come Dancing, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Call The Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys.

Gavin And Stacey will return for a one-off special while the traditional EastEnders Christmas special will air at 9.30pm.

"BBC One used to fire on all cylinders on Christmas Day, showing off the best of their programming", complained one fan as another added: "I really didn't think I would ever say 'thank God I am working Christmas day'."

"Looks like Netflix it is on Christmas day" and "Netflix it is then" were popular sentiments while one licence fee payer said: "That is dire even for the BBC."

In response to the criticism, a spokesperson said: "The BBC invests more in British content at Christmas than any other broadcaster or service, and this year we will show a range of brand new shows and special editions of classic favourites that viewers look forward to."

The Gavin And Stacey reunion seems to be the only programme on the schedule any one can agree they are excited for, as it returns for it's ten-year anniversary with a special one-hour episode.

The hit TV show promises to be full of festive chaos as the trailer dropped on December 1, starting with Smithy (James Corden) arriving at Gavin’s house and bursting into Elton John’s Step Into Christmas.

Next they are seen at Gwen’s home in Barry where Uncle Bryn is trying to make the Christmas lunch for everyone.

His turkey is in the oven, but when Bryn (Rob Brydon) goes to pick up a pot, he burns his hand and knocks over his cranberry stuffing, ending up on all fours over the smashed bowl, telling Stacey and Nessa: "Stacey, would you ever so kindly inform everyone that dinner will be slightly delayed."

It didn’t ruin the day though as they are soon seen laughing over the Christmas table before heading to the pub for a dance and sing song.

The hit BBC sitcom ran from 2007 to 2010, and ended with Gavin and Stacey expecting a baby and Smithy stopping Nessa from marrying boyfriend Dave.

The Sun has contacted reps for BBC for comment.

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