Drew's Christmas Holiday

In a TVNZ first, Shortland Street will bridge the gap between their Christmas cliff-hanger and 2019 season with the TVNZ OnDemand exclusive Drew’s Christmas Holiday.

Left on his own over the Christmas break, Drew is not a happy camper and manages to drive away his most loyal friend, Boyd. But when he's confronted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Drew realises he needs to change his ways.

Call The Midwife returns ahead of its eighth season with a brand new Christmas special. See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives.

For festive foodies look no further than Jamie’s Quick and Easy Christmas and Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Christmas Roast, and catch your favourite celebrity chefs making mouth-watering Christmas feasts.

In The Undateables at Christmas, rock star Daniel is dreaming of a girlfriend for Christmas; Poet Shaine is getting the mistletoe; Ray plans a romantic date; and postman Sam plans to ask Francesca if she'll be his girlfriend.

When Agnes is worried over Rory’s plastic surgery she is given a special Christmas tree to cheer her up, in the Christmas special Mrs Browns Boys: Mammy’s Mummy.

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Christmas Roast

For a bit of Kiwi Christmas history, catch A Very Special Christmas. Marking the bicentenary of the very first Christian Service given by Samuel Marsden on Christmas Day, 1814, this is a live broadcast event of the historical commemoration.

Join drag royalty Alaska, Ginger, Ivy, Jiggly, Katya, Manila, Phi Phi and Sharon in exclusive holiday special Christmas With The Queens, featuring lush live performances, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and special appearances by Michelle Visage and Jackie Beat

You can't have Christmas without cake! Catch The Extreme Cake Makers Christmas Special where creating cakes in the Christmas spirit is an exercise in extravagance.

The Stella Christmas special sees Christmas come Pontyberry - which means small-town dramas, comic mishaps and big-hearted gestures.

And for something a little more traditional catch Praise Be with Chris Nichol presenting a special hour of hymns and carols for Christmas Day.