Laurel and Hardy to Strictly Come Dancing, how Christmas Day TV has changed over the past 60 years

From Laurel and Hardy to Strictly, how Christmas Day TV has changed over the past 60 years More religious content in the 1950s and light entertainment in the 1970sMore repeats, film and drama than ever before in 2012Sir Bruce Forsyth and the Queen remain the enduring figures on our screens on December 25 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 A church service in the morning, some Laurel and Hardy in the afternoon, then an evening in the company of Norman Wisdom before being tucked up in bed at 11pm. Christmas Day television in 1952 was a rather gentler affair than it is now – with a much bigger proportion of it devoted to religious programming. But some things, reassuringly, have endured, not least the presence of Bruce Forsyth – and the Queen.