Channel 4 waited quite late into the season before introducing its Christmas idents on Thursday 21st December 2017. Based on the previous year's themes, the idents this year gave greater prominence to the '4' logo. The idents and presentation returned in 2018 - with the idents now sporting a '4' watermark.
Falling Snow ident.
Sprouts ident with appropriate sound effects...
Christmas Lights ident.
The channel's break bumpers launched the same evening - here the Snow bumper.
Sprouts break bumper.
Christmas Lights break bumper.
Towards the end of November, trailers for 'Kirtie's Handmade Christmas' started airing with an updated 'snow' animation first seen in 2015. This year, the blocks fall more slowly and Channel 4 logos appear in the inital drop.
In December, the sprouts arrived.
Christmas lights fall with a full-colour Channel 4 logo.