To jog a few memories of Christmas TV past, here's a selection of what was on TV leading up to Christmas of 1957.
'Off the Record' Jack Payne introduces the Ken Mackintosh orch, Dallas Boys and Sheila Buxton.
'Saturday Show' with Ken Connor, Ken Morris and David Hughes.
'Music at Ten' with Max Jaffa.
'This is your life' with Eamonn Andrews.
'Dancing Club' with Victor Silvester.
A short story called 'Truffles' told by Peter Wyngarde.
'Tonight' with Cliff Michelmore.
'Six Five Special' with Lita Roza, Lonnie Donegan and the Goons.
' You are the Jury' - discussion programme.
' Dixon of Dock Green'
' Phil Silvers Show'.
'Burns and Allen'.
'Zoo Quest' with David Attenborough.
'Sunday Night Theatre' Yvonne Mitchell stars in ' The trial of Mary Lafarge'.
'The Arthur Haynes Show' with Nicholas Parsons, Joan Savage and Ken Morris.
'The Carroll Levis Show' - brings more discoveries to the camera.
'Take your pick' with Michael Miles.
'The Benny Hill Show' with guest - Michael Holliday.
'Sunday night at the Prince of Wales' Compere- Alfred Marks. Guest - Gracie Fields.
'Criss cross quiz' - contestants and questions from Jeremy Hawk.
'The 64,000 Question' with Robin Bailey giving away the money.
'The Jack Jackson Show' with regulars Joan Savage, Glen Mason and guests Dickie Valentine, Ruby Murray, The Jones Boys, Ronnie Hilton and Terry Wayne.
'Before your very eyes' with Arthur Askey and guest June Whitfield.
'Gerry's Inn' 30 mins of light entertainment with Geraldo and his orchestra.
'The Jubilee Show' old time music hall starring Dennis Lotis.
'Emergency Ward 10'.
'Cool for Cats' with Kent Walton.
'Top of the Bill' with Ruby Murray and Jimmy Clitheroe
Play 'Uneasy Terms' with Mora Lister and Michael Rennie.
'Double your money' with Hughie Green.
'Chelsea at Nine' with gospel singer Sister Rosetta Thorpe.