with Simon Parkin, Andy Crane and their guests.
Starting with The Christmas Toy
What goes on in the playroom when the children are asleep? It's Christmas Eve and all the toys from previous Christmasses come to life. The big question is: who will be this year's Christmas toy?
A Henson Associates production
7.45am The Christmas Raccoons
A musical cartoon.
Narrated by Rich Little with the voices of Rita Coolidge and Rupert Holmes.
As the children and animals living in the Evergreen Forest prepare for Christmas a strange mystery begins to unfold - the forest is slowly disappearing! (R)
8.10am The Nativity Play
A fascinatingly simple rendering of the Christmas story.
8.20am Playbus: The Why Bird Stop
8.45am The Pink Panther Show: Pink Christmas (R)
9.10am Charlie's Christmas Project
Written, produced and directed by Gene McPherson.
Charlie wasn't asking for an expensive present - all he wanted was to look after Arfie. Arfie didn't cost anything and wouldn't take up much room at home since he was a very small dog.
9.35am Umbrella Christmas Special
with Mark Chatterton and Susan Leong.
Why did a hooded figure visit the house of a poor merchant with gifts for his daughters, and why did a Manchester man give his daughter a poem for Christmas?
BBC North West