BBC1 Christmas

With Oneness nowhere in sight, 2019's idents used the theme '#XmasLife', featuring a combination of animated characters and live action.

2020's idents, the first to be introduced before December, featured animated characters from the works of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, including the Gruffalo making its second appearance on a BBC1 Christmas ident.

2021 saw a return to Aardman Animations for a series of idents featuring Shaun the Sheep and his flock - and not forgotting Bitzer and the farmer - to tie in with their latest adventure, The Flight Before Christmas. The idents had variants for use at different times of the day, and, as usual, there were versions without the characters for use for linking into the news and other serious programming.

Click the following links for Christmas idents from BBC2, BBC3/Choice and BBC4.

  Our YouTube channel includes a playlist of BBC1 Christmas idents from 1993 onwards.

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