What's on the TV on Boxing Day 2022? A guide on what to watch

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22 Dec 2022, 14:00

(L) Death in Paradise, (above) The Repair Shop, (below) Richard Osman's Festive House of Games

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If you're planning on not moving from the sofa on Boxing Day, we've got you covered!

From quiz shows, snow-based competitions and even some heartwarming restorations, there are lots of telly specials to hunker down with after Christmas, and we've got a handy guide on what to watch below!


The Repair Shop at Christmas, 8pm

Jay Blades and the team are back with more festive fixes in The Repair Shop at Christmas. 

In this year’s Crimbo special, Will Kirk and restoration royalty Dominic Chinea will add a touch of pizazz to a 1960s home bar, while Steve Fletcher and Kirsten Ramsay will face their own festive challenge with an antique Christmas tree that has been at the heart of a family for over 100 years. 

Meanwhile, a family’s Christmas celebrations are saved when Pete Woods revives an old trombone, which is the last reminder of a father lost long ago.

Death in Paradise Christmas Special, 9pm 

We’re heading back to the sunny climes of Saint Marie in the 2022 Death in Paradise Christmas Special. 

A true crime podcaster is murdered while investigating the disappearance of a child, a case that’s haunted Sewlyn (Don Warrington) for years. After all this time, Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and the team must finally lay its ghost to rest. 

The likes of Les Dennis, Holby City's Jo Martin, Derry Girls' Siobhán McSweeney and Black Sails' Hakeem Kae-kazim star in the show’s second Christmas offering. 

BBC Two 

Richard Osman’s Festive House of Games, 7:30pm

Richard Osman is back with another festive-tinged episode of his House of Games. 

Split into two weeks, Boxing Day will air the second half of the Christmas challenges, in which a group of four famous faces go toe-to-toe in testing their general knowledge skills in a variety of entertaining games.

Brian Conley, Scarlett Moffatt, Anneka Rice and Phil Wang take part in quiz rounds, before a winner is declared from a quick-fire round. 


The Voice Kids, 8:30pm

It’s officially The Voice Kids season once again!

Emma Willis returns as the host, while McFly’s Danny Jones, Pixie Lott, Ronan Keating and Will.I.Am return as the judges behind those big red chairs.

Talented kids between the ages of seven and 14 will sing their hearts out in the hopes of becoming The Voice Kids champion 2022.

The new series kicks off on Boxing Day, with the competition running into 2023.

Channel 4

The Greatest Snowman 2022, 7:30pm 

Sue Perkins is back for another year of The Greatest Snowman. 

The likes of Gemma Collins, Gareth Malone, Melvin Odoom, Joe Thomas, and Yinka Bokinni, will be tasked with getting creative in this snow-building competition. 

Supported by a crew of seasoned sculptors, engineers, and snow builders, the stars will have to design and create some of the most extraordinary snow creations ever seen on TV. The creations will again be judged on form and artistry by Swedish sculpting sisters Sara and Emilie Steele and renowned British artist and sculptor Taslim Martin.

Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2022, 9pm 

Jimmy Carr is ready to look back over the year with his Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2022. 

For 2022, the panel will include Stephen Merchant, Katherine Ryan, Richard Ayoade, Maisie Adam, Jonathan Ross and Rose Matafeo.

The star-studded teams will be tasked with answering tricky questions about the year that’s been, with everything covered from pop culture, news and everything in between.