Christmas Box 2006
BBC One (Snowball) - Christmas 2006
The first year under the new 'circles' look introduced in late 2006 brought a brand new festive ident to the screens, with an oversized novelty snowball at the heart of it.
BBC One (Promo) - Christmas 2006
The promo style from BBC One's Christmas 2006 package featured some extra sparkles added to the usual promo endboards. Here seen promoting the pilot of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which would be followed up by several full series of the show for the CBBC Channel.
BBC Two - Christmas 2006
Christmas 2006 on BBC Two didn't bring any particular surprises. A rehash of the 2005 package was brought back out, although given the channel was already expected to rebrand early in 2007 this was understandable.
ITV1 (Menu) - Christmas 2006
No festive idents appeared on ITV1 for 2006, probably due to the fact the channel had only relaunched their main idents a few weeks prior. In a throwback to their token 2002/2003 efforts however, some simple star effects were added to the trailers and menus instead. An example of the menu style here.
ITV1 (Promo) - Christmas 2006
Some small festive tweaks to the yellow ITV1 trailer style were also made for Christmas 2006.
Challenge Anneka - Christmas 2006
In Christmas 2006, after a break of over 10 years, Anneka Rice finally reprised her role in a shortlived revival of her popular 90s programme Challenge Anneka. New technology and new graphics, but the same classic music remained - oh and a move from BBC One to ITV.
five (give) - Christmas 2006
Channel 5's Christmas offering from 2006, and an attempt to get people to donate money in an ident. Although how effective it was just slapping the words onscreen without much of a reason behind it, who knows. More interestingly, it also saw the return of the word 'five' to an ident. At the start of 2006 Channel 5 had introduced a new set of idents where the word 'five' had been ditched completely, and in its place were a series of other 4 letter words in the same typeface. The Christmas ident was the first signs of a change on this decision, with more to follow when the decorations were taken down in January 2007.