Only Fools' Batman & Robin, Wallace & Gromit or The Snowman – which festive TV moment was Sun Readers' best?

OUR readers have picked their favourite Christmas TV shows – and Only Fools And Horses has stormed in to No1.

Del Boy and Rodney’s hilarious misadventure while dressed as Batman and Robin took more than a quarter of the vote.

1st Only Fools And Horses – Heroes and Villains, 1996 – 28%

DEL and Rodney pull out all the stops for a fancy dress bash at a local pub.

But when they arrive at the party they discover it’s actually a wake – and “fancy dress” meant to dress well.

It drew in 21.3m viewers when it aired on Christmas Day.

2nd Vicar of Dibley – Four Christmas lunches, 1996 – 11%

Geraldine, played by Dawn French, is inundated with tempting offers of Christmas lunch – none of which she can dodge without offending someone.

She decides to force down a small serving at each, and so agrees to go to all three.

On her way home Owen surprises her with a fourth – before carting her home in the bucket of his tractor.

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3rd The Snowman – Walking In The Air, 1982 – 10%

The animated film of Raymond Briggs’ charming 1978 picture book is a festive classicCredit: A TVC London Productions �1982, 1992, 2002 Snowman Enterprises Ltd

THE animated film of Raymond Briggs’ charming 1978 picture book is a festive classic.

Fans reckon you can’t top the sequence where the snowman takes a magical flight through the night sky with the little boy.

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The story is entirely wordless, except for the song Walking In The Air, sung by choirboy Peter Auty.

A sequel, The Snowman And The Snowdog, was released in 2012.

4th Wallace And Gromit – The Wrong Trousers, 1993 – 10%

AFTER Wallace advertises for a lodger, the new tenant is quickly exposed as a notorious jewel thief, Feathers McGraw, whereupon Gromit has to come to the rescue as usual.

The finale sees a rip-roaring toy train chase through the house as the famous duo attempt to bring down the crooked penguin.

It’s an award-winning turn that viewers have never forgotten.

5th Gavin & Stacey – Smithy’s tin foil wrapping paper, 2008 – 6%

THE Barry folk have come to Billericay for Christmas – but there’s one hilarious moment that viewers can’t forget.

It’s Smithy’s approach to wrapping presents in tin foil.

The lad, played by James Corden, explains: “Tin foil. You just wrap and fold and it’s done.”

6th Father Ted – Lost in the lingerie department, 1996 – 5%

WHILE out Christmas shopping, Ted (Dermot Morgan) and Dougal (Ardal O’Hanlon) accidentally wander into the largest lingerie section in Ireland.

They run into six other priests and fear there will be a scandal if they are discovered.

So Ted hatches a plan for them to escape without being seen.

Later on, he is commended for his efforts by winning with the Golden Cleric Award.

7th Royle Family – Denise’s baby, 1999 – 5%

Pregnant Denise (Caroline Aherne) is upstairs in the bathroom when her waters break.

Jim (Ricky Tomlinson) manages to haul himself away from his beloved telly to help her.

The scenes that follow as they wait for a taxi to take her to A&E are telly gold, with Jim in tears as he recalls when she and brother Antony were born.

8th EastEnders – Den gives Angie divorce papers, 1986 – 4%

A RECORD-breaking 30.1million viewers – half the population at the time – tuned in see Den hand Angie divorce papers.

Angie (Anita Dobson) had lied that she only had months left to live to get Den to stay with her.

Den (Leslie Grantham) hissed: “This, my sweet, is a letter from my solicitor. Happy Christmas, Ange.”

9th Doctor Who – Voyage Of The Damned, 2007 – 4%

THIS was a rare moment of romance for Doctor Who, when David Tennant’s Time Lord fell for a chambermaid called Astrid, played by Kylie Minogue, on a doomed ship.

Astrid asked to be his new companion – and the pair kissed.

They were doomed, though, after she plunged to her death trying to save the ship.

The Christmas special was watched by 13.31 million viewers – the highest of any episode since the show’s revival in 2005.

10th The Office – Dawn & Tim finally get together, 2007 – 4%

IT was one of the greatest TV love stories.

Dawn (Lucy Davis) opens a touching gift from Tim (Martin Freeman) supporting her dream of becoming an illustrator.

Viewers were on the edge of their seats as she rushed back to the Christmas party without her boyfriend Lee – and finally kissed Tim.

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BOX watchers say they are planning to catch 20.9 hours of telly this Christmas.

That’s seven hours a day on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Men say they will be viewing for 21.6 hours, while women will watch for 20.3 hours.

The youngest and oldest will be settling down on the sofa for the longest ­– people aged 25 to 34 will watch for 21.1 hours and those over 65 for 21.2 hours.

The 35 to 54 age group will view for 19.6 hours.

The least watching will be done by 55 to 64-year-olds, at just 18.5 hours.

Telly addicts in the North East will be watching the most, with a whopping 27 hours planned – nine hours a day.

East Anglia and the South West clearly have better things to do, viewing for just 18.1 and 17.7 hours respectively.

Waltzing to top telly spot

STRICTLY Come Dancing reigns supreme in this year’s battle for viewers, with you naming it top of the watch lists this Christmas.

Some 18 per cent say they are looking forward to seeing celebs including Adrian Chiles and Mel Giedroyc take to the floor to show off their footwork.

Another telly stalwart, The Great British Bake Off, has 17 per cent of viewers keenly anticipating its festive special.

But a newcomer has telly watchers nearly as excited, with 16 per cent of you keen to line up The Larkins’ Christmas special for a watch.

The rest of the top ten is:

  • 15 per cent for Call The Midwife special, BBC1
  • 15 per cent for Doctor Who special, BBC1
  • 14 per cent for Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1
  • 14 per cent for All Creatures Great And Small, C5
  • 14 per cent for Death In Paradise special, BBC1
  • 14 per cent for The Repair Shop special, BBC1
  • 13 per cent for The Witcher, Netflix

Queen is tops for Crimbo

HER Majesty is the Queen of Christmas too.

The monarch took 27 per cent of your vote for the woman most closely associated with the festive season.

In second place came Mariah Carey, whose All I Want For Christmas Is You is a soundtrack in households across the country in December.

Holly Willoughy and Claudia Winkleman, who both host programmes over December and the New Year, also feature.

Bing Crosby leads the field of male celebrities, with 20 per cent saying they associated the crooner with Christmas.

In second place was singer Michael Buble, with 16 per cent.

Chat show host and Virgin Radio presenter Graham Norton was the third most festive fella, on five per cent.

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