In the UK, Channel 4 has two winter treats for Big Brother fans.
From Dec 20th, "Big Brother Panto" will bring ten former housemates from the last five series together to put on their own version of the pantomime Cinderella.
Over two weeks they will be filmed as they rehearse for the performance and live together in a specially constructed Big Brother apartment. The show airs on digital channel E4, repeated the next morning on youth strand T4.
Then from Jan 6th C4 will air an hour of Celebrity Big Brother every night at 9pm, with eight celebrities moving in to the house for two weeks. Producers are planning no concessions either - the glass fronted toilet and shower will remain in addition to the "evil" tasks.
Fanzine show Big Brother's Little Brother will return to accompany the Celebrity version, but moves from it's 6pm slot to 11pm.