TalkTalk TV can reveal that more people head to the Rovers Return than the Palace as more Brits tune in to Coronation Street than The Queen’s Speech on Christmas Day.

The study looking into our festive TV preferences showed that while men look forward to watching Only Fools and Horses and Doctor Who, their other halves prefer to put their feet up to watch a bit of drama with Downtown Abbey and Mrs Browns Boys.

The research, conducted by TalkTalk TV to mark the launch of its Essentials TV, broadband and phone package, revealed that after opening presents and indulging in Christmas dinner, UK families love nothing more than putting their feet up in front of the telly.

Brits on average watch up to thirteen films over the Christmas holiday, with 90s classic Home Alone revealed as the nation's all-time festive favourite. Golden oldies It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas, and children's holiday tale The Snowman followed closely behind. 74% said that they didn’t feel Christmas had truly arrived until they seen their favourite Christmas movie.

While men are most likely to have a laugh with comedy Elf starring Will Ferrell coming top of their Christmas film wish list, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, scored highest amongst women showing they like a bit of romance at Christmas.

The study showed that one in four of us are likely to rush Christmas dinner, skipping the Christmas pud and cracker jokes so we don't miss out on one of the Christmas classics or much anticipated Christmas specials.

Tristia Harrison of TalkTalk commented: “Christmas TV is the best TV of the year and there’s nothing better than settling down to enjoy your favourite festive film with friends and family. With such a wide choice of TV programmes, specials and blockbusters available during the celebratory season, we’re spoilt when it comes to deciding on what best to watch.

TalkTalk TV offers a huge selection of shows, movies and box sets on demand and at great value to keep the whole family entertained this festive period.”

The research was conducted to mark the launch of TalkTalk’s Essentials TV package, which includes TV, totally unlimited broadband, and evening and weekend calls for £7.50 a month, plus line rental. It is Britain’s lowest price for TV, broadband and calls and offers savings of up to £190 in comparison to BT’s equivalent package over an 18 month period.