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Channel 4 : Christmas 2017 to 2021
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.

As has been customary with Channel 4 over the past few years, Christmas presentation arrived slowly in 2019 with the first signs being the festive trailer animations in the first week of December. The idents and bumpers appear a lot later in the month. The same occurred again in 2020, with first viewing of the Christmas idents on Sunday 6th December, and on Saturday 4th December in 2021.
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Falling Snow ident.
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Sprouts ident with appropriate sound effects...
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Christmas Lights ident.
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The channel's break bumpers launched the same evening - here the Snow bumper.
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Sprouts break bumper.
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Christmas Lights break bumper.
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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.
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In December, the sprouts arrived.
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Christmas lights fall with a full-colour Channel 4 logo.
Special Presentation 2019
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A break bumper to promote the Christmas Eve 2019 special 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' - a hand drawn animation of the classic 1968 children's picture book by Judith Kerr.
Special Presentation 2020
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A special ident for Quentin Blake's 'The Clown' to be shown on Christmas Day. The first airing of the ident was Sunday 6th December.
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'The Clown' break flashes.
Special Presentation 2021
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Ident to mark the showing of Terry Pratchett's 'The Abominable Snow Baby' this Christmas. First shown Sunday 5th December, here recorded the following day.
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Two break bumpers cut from the ident.
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The Abominable Snow Baby interacted with the snow and sprouts on selected programme trailers.