Channel 5 presents Jane McDonald's Christmas Spectacular on Saturday this week, a variety show featuring "singalong classic hits, entertaining guests, heart-warming stories that celebrate Britain’s unsung heroes, audience surprises, and massive prize giveaways".
-> My Yorkshire: Jane McDonaldOn Christmas Eve, Wakefield-born Jane heads out for another of her travelogue shows, exploring how to heat up the winter with some Christmas Cruising.
The singer goes in search for a Nordic Christmas on board the Norwegian institution the Coastal Express.
Starting in Bergen, Jane feasts her eyes on the world’s largest Gingerbread City then continues her cruise to visit Scandinavia’s biggest natural aquarium for an encounter with a swimming Santa.
She heads deeper into the Arctic Circle to swig mead with Vikings at a midwinter banquet in the world’s largest replica Longhouse, before heading on to a snow mobile ride bordering
Then on New Year’s Eve, another showbusiness spectacular is due as Jane rings in Janurary 1 with "friends, fun, singalongs and a gaggle of gorgeous guests" during a second variety show.
-> At Home With Jane McDonaldFinally, on January 3, the broadcaster will are Holidaying with Jane McDonald & Friends.
The show features Ore Oduba, Jennie Bond, Jodie Kidd, James & Ola Jordan, Lucy Fallon, Lesley Joseph, Angelica Bell, Gregg Rutherford, Gaby Roslin, Chris Bisson and Tommy Walsh.
Jane McDonald’s Christmas Spectacular – December 21 at 9.20pm
Christmas Cruising with Jane McDonald – December 24 at 9pm
Jane & Friends New Year’s Eve Special – December 31 at 8pm
Holidaying with Jane McDonald & Friends – January 3 at 9pm