22 Kids and Counting At Christmas unwraps a festive special laden with sibling rivalry and heartfelt moments

  • Date: 1st December 2023
  • Channel 5

Brace yourselves for a festive frenzy as the Radford family
unwrap a Christmas like never before. 22 Kids and Counting at Christmas airs Sunday 17th December at 8pm on Channel 5.

As the festive season approaches, Sue Radford, the matriarch of the UK’s beloved Radford family, welcomes viewers into her bustling household in a Christmas Special episode of 22 Kids and Counting. Known for embracing the chaos of raising 22 children, Sue Radford’s favourite time of the year is celebrated with heaps of presents, a show-stopping tree, and a colossal trolley overflowing with treats for the entire family.

This year, however, the Radford Christmas is hanging by a thread as sibling rivalry reaches unprecedented levels, threatening to cast a shadow over the holiday cheer. The escalating tension between Luke and Chloe, who are currently not on speaking terms, has reached a point where it could potentially shatter the festive joy. Adding to the turmoil, son Daniel drops a bombshell, revealing his plans to move to Australia in the upcoming year, leaving Sue devastated.

In a desperate bid to salvage what could be their last Christmas together, Sue takes a heart-wrenching step, cancelling the Radford’s Christmas and seeking solace at her mother’s house. Can Dad Noel rise to the challenge and reunite the Radford’s, saving Christmas and preserving the essence of their unique family dynamic?

Get ready for a yuletide rollercoaster filled with laughter, tears, and the unpredictable charm of the Radford family. Will Christmas magic prevail, or will this be the most unforgettable Radford holiday yet? Find out when the Christmas special episode of 22 Kids and Counting at Christmas unwraps on Sunday 17th December at 8pm, on Channel 5.

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Catherine Hunter-Smith – Senior PR Manager – Lime Pictures, Lion TV & Wise Owl Films. catherine.hunter-smith@limepictures.com

About Lion Television:
Lion TV is one of the industry’s leading producers of factual television and content. With bases in London, New York and Glasgow and particular experience in Asia, Lion have been making multi- Emmy, BAFTA, RTS award-winning shows for the last 25 years. At Lion, we produce for the world’s biggest broadcasters and content providers including Netflix, BBC, Microsoft, National Geographic, Channel 4, PBS, Sky and Smithsonian.
Recent series include the multi-BAFTA award winning; Horrible Histories (BBC), Sexy
Beasts (Netflix), Arctic From Above (Sky/ NBCU), Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art (BBC2), Homes Under the Hammer (BBC), and Inside the Tower of London (C5). Lion also has a stellar track-record in documentaries including Secrets of The Saqqara Tomb (one of Netlfix’s Top 5 documentaries) and Stolen (BBC’s highly commended Art heist series).

Lion is currently in production with a raft of hard-fought access documentaries tackling
subjects from the global food industry to archaeology in war zones, natural history in the Caribbean and the latest work of Mary Beard. Lion Television is part of All3 Media, with joint MDs Kate Little and Claire Poyser overseeing Lime Pictures, Lion Television and Wise Owl Films.


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