The Tiger Who Came to Tea (C4, 7.30pm)

FIRST published in 1968, Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea has enchanted generations of readers. As a tribute to the author, who died in May, aged 95, the team behind festive shows We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Snowman and the Snowdog have made this new hand-drawn animated film, with David Walliams narrating, and Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Tamsin Greig, Paul Whitehouse and Diana Rigg providing the voices.

The Snow Queen (BBC Scotland, 7.30pm)

INSPIRED by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale, Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen is a story of love and friendship. From the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairytale forest, the production takes a journey to the Snow Queen’s palace and finds her surrounded by the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror.

The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show (STV, 9pm)

THE host welcomes another batch of celebrity guests to his famous green room for a special Christmas edition of the talk show. He is joined by David Tennant, whose demonic role in Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens will be coming to BBC in the new year, as well as singers Rita Ora and Jamie Cullum, as well as former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.

Martin’s Close (BBC4, 10pm)

WE love a good ghost story, and MR James penned some of the best offerings. Little wonder TV bosses are often keen to convert tales such as Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You, and The Tractate Middoth. The latter was adapted and directed by Mark Gatiss in 2013, so not surprising he was given a green light to write and helm this offering too. It’s 1684, and John Martin is on trial for his life, but this is not a cut and dried murder case because the young woman he is accused of killing has been seen after her death.