Viewers won’t have to wait to unwrap their festive TV treats this Christmas, as STV announces plans to make Christmas period evening shows available on STV Player each morning, ahead of their evening broadcast.

Whether it's new documentary Billy Connolly: My Absolute Pleasure, the feature length Christmas special of The Larkins, or the Christmas Day episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, viewers won’t have to wait, they will be able to stream these shows at their own convenience through STV Player from the morning they are due to air.

The full list of shows, which will be made available on STV Player from 7am, ahead of their evening broadcast, include:

  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale
  • Tipping Point: Lucky Stars Christmas Special (Christmas Eve, 3.55pm)
  • The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special (Christmas Eve, 5:30pm)
  • Gino's Italian Family Adventure: A Festive Feast (Christmas Eve, 6.30pm)
  • Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas (Christmas Eve, 9pm)
  • Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy (Christmas Eve 10.30pm)
  • Paul O Grady: For The Love of Dogs at Christmas (Christmas Day, 5.30pm)
  • The Masked Singalong (Christmas Day, 6pm)
  • The Larkins Christmas Special (Christmas Day 9pm)
  • Saturday Night Takeaway Presents: Double Trouble (Boxing Day 4.15pm)
  • The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special (Boxing Day, 5pm)
  • Celebrity Catchphrase: Christmas Special (Boxing Day, 6pm)
  • All Star Musicals at Christmas (Boxing Day 8pm)
  • Billy Connolly: My Absolute Pleasure (Boxing Day 9.30pm)