When does the Radio Times 2020 Christmas double issue go on sale?

and what's inside the special edition? It wouldn't be Christmas without Radio Times...

Radio Times Christmas Cover 2020

Nothing says Christmas has arrived more than snuggling down in front of the TV with a copy of the Radio Times Christmas double issue, a hot drink, maybe even a mince pie and, importantly, a pack of highlighters ready to mark up your favourite festive viewing!


This year’s Christmas double issue will be on sale nationwide on Tuesday 8 December.

We know that many of you won’t be able to get to a store in person this year, and so we wanted to share the other options available to ensure you get your hands on a copy, including shopping online with your favourite retailers: you can buy the double issue online with Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose; Or you can have it delivered directly to you by ordering at Mags direct 

Please note, that if you order after Thursday 17 December this may not arrive before the listings start on Saturday 19 December.

The team here at Radio Times have been working harder than ever to bring you a very special Christmas double issue, all from their ‘offices’ in homes UK wide! This year’s double issue is packed with all the usual exclusive features, puzzles, comprehensive listings and interviews with some very big names, as well as all the TV, film and radio recommendations you’ll need for the best possible Christmas this year…

Features include: Strictly Come Dancing sparkles from Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey; Michael Palin on four decades of travel; Victoria Wood’s favourite sketches; Dawn French on reviving The Vicar of Dibley; The Repair Shop with a Christmas miracle; how the Call The Midwifes team will be spending Christmas; Professor Brian Cox on the music that carries us across the universe; Jenna Coleman ahead of New Year true-crime drama, The Serpent; Sir Quentin Blake reveals the secrets of his art; Callum Woodhouse and his sweaters in All Creatures Great and Small; Sir David Attenborough; Doctor Who; Ghosts; The Big Picture Quiz and much more! This year we also have a very special Zog and the Flying Doctors Puzzle and Activity Book offer – click here for more details (T&Cs apply).

So, get your highlighter pens ready and plan a cosy evening of circling all your favourite Christmas viewing! 

You won’t miss a thing with the Christmas Radio Times (listings cover 19 December to 1 January). It wouldn’t be Christmas without Radio Times – on sale nationwide on Tuesday 8 December.

See this year’s cover come to life here…


Read our online guides to this year’s best Christmas TV, as well as the best movies on TV this Christmas, and the best alternative Christmas movies.

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