Much Loved Children’s Books Coming To The TV This Christmas

Christmas telly is just the best! The Gruffalo, Father Christmas, The Snowman….. there’s nothing better than all getting snuggly in our new Christmas PJs to settle down to watch these Christmas animated classics. Check out below what’s coming this Christmas, we’re so excited!

The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

This family favourite children’s classic will be coming to our TV screens this Christmas as a half-hour animated film on Channel 4. Some of the voices to be featured in the film are that of David Walliams and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The books tells the story about a little girl called Sophie who one morning opens her front door to a great big Tiger, a hungry Tiger too!

We were lucky enough to see the live stage production of The Tiger Who Came To Tea earlier this year at the Oldham Coliseum and we loved it. We can’t wait to see this at Christmas time. A release date hasn’t been issued yet.

The Snail and The Whale

Watching one of Julia Donaldson’s classic books brought to life has become a Christmas tradition in our house and I bet it has in yours! The year The Snail and The Whale from Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler is being adapted for TV and we can’t wait.

This family favourite tells the tale of an unlikely friendship, between a tiny snail and a giant humpback whale. Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon and Dame Diana Rigg to name a few will be the voice of the characters and the narrator.

The air date for this show hasn’t been released yet however the other Julia Donaldson TV shows including The Gruffalo, Highway Rat and Zog were all shown on Christmas Day on BBC One.

Last year we went to see The Snail and The Whale at the Lowry in a magical and wonderful live performance. This is definitely one TV adaption we can’t wait to see.


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