The festive period is usually a time for much of the same stuff being shown on TV. But also new stuff and one-off specials tend to trun up at this time of year. Working through the bumper Radio Times it seems there will be the usual Christmas movies such as Miracle on 34th Street (both versions), Nightmare Before Christmas & Muppet Christmas Carol. Both the recent Narnia movies will be on, as will Shrek the Third. As for TV - Dr Who has the annual Christmas Special which will air on Christmas Day and features Michael Gambon. David Suchet will don the moustache as Hercule Poirot in the ultimate Christie outing Murder on the Orient Express. Upstairs Downstairs will make a return, this time featuring Keeley Hawes from Ashes to Ashes My Family will be back again the Little Britain duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams have a new comedy show called Come Fly With Me There is an adaptation of some of the Just William stories, some new episodes of the Swedish Wallander series and an adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently Plenty to look forward to it seems. If anyone finds out about anything else that may be of interest please post it here.