is a charity appeal show which raises awareness and raises money for the people across the UK who are most vulnerable during the festive period.
Six (Nine in 2011) different charities, each with the ability to make a real difference to people’s quality of life over the Christmas period, benefit from the money raised.
The show features various ITV personalities hosting music performances, special pre-recorded clips from ITV and BBC shows and charity appeal films hosted by celebrities.
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The festive fundraising extravaganza returns for a third year, with the evening's presenting duos - Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and Paddy McGuinness and Christine Bleakley - joined by a host of celebrities to raise money for six deserving causes. The stars of Coronation Street perform Fairytale of Weatherfield, featuring Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, and characters from Emmerdale appear in a sketch with a Text Santa twist. There's also a one-off edition of Take Me Out featuring singletons all over the age of 50, and the Big Reunion bands - Blue, Atomic Kitten, 5ive, Honeyz, B*Witched, 911 and Liberty X - perform their charity single, a cover of Wizzard's hit I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, leading to a spectacular grand finale.