Sky, Channel 4 and Channel 5’s Telly Today highlights…
Britain’s Favorite Party Songs
The dance craze hits see Channel 5 cranking up the music, turning on the portable multi-colored projectors, and inviting the whole country to the biggest Christmas party of 2021.
5 celebrate the most beloved dance records of the past 50+ years, but not in the sense of house, disco or techno music – this festive boon could just as easily be called Britain’s favorite hit dances, because the songs here have all spawned some sort of special moves to go with them, the irresistible, regimenting of The Macarena to the thumb in the infallible belt, to the shoulder
The teens of the 1970s made Mud Tiger feet, from the cool physical styles of Vogue to the absurd controls of Agadoo …
Tonally, there is no room for NME-style music criticism. It’s Christmas – and Channel 5 is going to throw a party that’s sheer shameless Eurovision-style madness, a fun festival of kitsch,
cheese and pure dewormer – which lends itself perfectly to a classic countdown format to keep viewers even more addicted.
The program will tell the stories of each song and its routine with extensive evocative archives, not only of original performances and dances, but also exterior and historical events.
context when useful. And, of course, there are images of non-professionals tempting the moves, including the rich and famous. In this mix, the flesh of our editorial perspective comes from interviews with the artists behind some of the hits, the choreographers who created the forms we all threw drunk, and various celebrities and fans.
Britain’s Favorite Party Songs, Channel 5, 9 p.m.
Peter Rabbit 2
This adorable bunny is back! James Cordon, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and Margot Robbie reprise their roles from the 2018 family hit, and this time Peter becomes a thug. With their animosity passed behind them, Bea and Thomas are now married and live in harmony with the rabbits as a makeshift family. But despite his best efforts, Peter cannot shake his reputation for mischievousness.
Venturing out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his misdeeds are appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come and look for him, Peter must determine what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Peter Rabbit 2, Sky Cinema, from today
The great Christmas in the oven
Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding invite the stars of the award-winning blockbuster drama It’s a sin to join them under the famous white tent to celebrate Christmas.
Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Lydia West and Shaun Dooley fight over the coveted Baker Christmas Star title, before TGBBO ended Christmas with the London Community Gospel Choir as they performed their version of Everything I want for Christmas.
The Great Christmas Bake Off, Canal 4, 8 p.m.