Tree-mendous TV! Nation Crowns Only Fools and Horses ‘Batman and Robin’ Episode as the Ultimate TV Festive Moment

November 30, 2022
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• The greatest Christmas TV moment of all-time has been revealed as the Only Fools and Horses 'Batman and Robin' episode, as Samsung reveals the nation’s Christmas TV viewing habits
• Half the nation (48%) vote Christmas TV as one of the best parts of Christmas day, with around three-quarters (74%) admitting they enjoy or love festive television, committing on average 10 hours to TV viewing over the festive period
• 1 in 3 families will descend into disagreements over what TV to put on the telly, with 5:05pm the exact moment on average disputes will crop up
• Over 50% will be sprucing up their festive agenda this year and tuning in to King Charles’ first TV Christmas message
• Samsung’s 2022 premium TV & AV range offer a unique and unparalleled way for TV fanatics to cherish their favourite festive finds




LONDON, UK, 30 November 2022 – With the festive season upon us, new research from Samsung Electronics UK has revealed that the nation has no intention to put down their TV remotes and have crowned their ultimate Christmas TV moment.


The Only Fools and Horses ‘Batman and Robin’ episode has been named the greatest festive TV moment of all time; the poll of 2,000 adults found the hilarious moment from 1996 where Del Boy and Rodney unknowingly prevent a crime – while dressed as the dynamic duo – is top of the tree.


Second place went to another moment from the Peckham-based sitcom – when Del finally becomes a millionaire. The ‘Walking in the Air’ moment from The Snowman came third, while Geraldine’s sprouts ordeal from The Vicar of Dibley came fourth. And Andre Previn playing ‘all the right notes’ on 1971’s Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show secured fifth spot.


The study found 48% believe festive TV is one of the best things about the holidays, with nearly three-quarters (74%) attesting they enjoy or love festive television. As such, those polled will watch 10 hours of TV in total from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day.


Zeena Hill, Marketing Director, TV/AV, Samsung Electronics UK&I commented: “We’ve been fortunate to experience many amazing Christmas TV moments over the years and this year is no different with particular stand outs including The Great Snowman and a Ghosts Christmas special expected to appear on our screens this festive season. We know the viewing experience is just as important as the content itself which is why our premium TV ranges are packed with incredible technology that gives you amazing picture quality, so you’ll enjoy every moment of your favourite festive programs’


When it comes to new specials, King Charles’ Christmas Day (21%) message trumped Strictly Come Dancing (20%) and Call the Midwife (18%) as the new TV they’re looking forward to. In fact, over half the nation (55%) are already planning to tune in to the King’s first TV address with 3 in 5 (59%) stating they’ll do so because it’s a ‘historic moment’, whilst 52% will also watch because ‘its tradition’.


The study also found 27% like watching Christmas television because it’s a chance to bond with loved ones. While 41% said telly of this kind makes them feel nostalgic and 41% said it leaves them feeling cosy.


While festive telly is an integral part of the holidays for many families, 30% admit agreeing what to watch tends to lead to disagreements such is the extensive choice. When looking at the exact moment things may begin to get a bit elfish, the research found 5:05pm was the exact moment on average when disputes would crop up.


Disgruntled family members have named helping with the dishes (20%), clearing up wrapping paper/packaging (18%) and having to watch what you don’t watch on the TV (15%) as the biggest blockers to enjoying Christmas day.


Friends and families can watch their favourite TV shows and specials in incredible picture quality and sound on Samsung’s latest premium TV range – powered by Quantum Dot Technology –  including Neo QLED 8K, 4Ks, and QD-OLED TVs.


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