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You can watch the London fireworks from the comfort of your sofa on BBC1 Getty

For all the hype of celebrating New Year's Eve, the majority of us have found that it can be quite anticlimactic – with endless taxi queues and extortionate entry prices to dingy bars.

So for those wanting to bring in 2015 from the comfort of their own home, there are a variety of television options for the perfect night in.

Here are IBTimes UK's top five picks for a New Year's Eve on the sofa:

Jools Annual Hootenanny, 11.20pm, BBC2

Jools Holland will see 2014 out with a bang, with the 22nd edition of his New Year's Eve show.

British singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Joss Stone and Paloma Faith will all feature on this year's musical extravaganza, which also includes soul singer William Bell and blues star Boz Scaggs.

London fireworks, 11.55pm, BBC1

For the first time the London firework display is ticketed, after 500,000 people tried to watch the event in the city last New year's Eve - resulting in many being turned away for safety reasons.

This year, around 100,000 spectators will be watching the spectacle along the River Thames. Although the tickets sold out weeks ago, you can avoid the crowds and cold and watch the event live and in full on BBC1.

Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live, 11.15pm and 12.10am, BBC1

The surviving members of Queen will bring in the new year with a live concert with Adam Lambert in London. The event will take place in the build up to the clock striking midnight, continuing after the firework display along the river.

Featuring Lambert as their front man, the exclusive performance will showcase some of Queen's greatest hits.

"I never imagined we would be around to usher in the year of 2015, what a thrill! We promise you a great night," Roger Taylor said.

Game of Thrones, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Sky Atlantic is showing the final four episodes of the last Game of Thrones season back-to-back, for hardcore fans who want to introduce 2015 with the hit programme. You can immerse yourself in the fantasy until the 1 January.

Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular, 9pm, Channel 4

The Chatty Man star will host a two-hour special with a selection of star guests, including Jonathan Ross, James Corden, Alesha Dixon, Mark Wright and Caroline Flack.

Alongside party games, sketches and other festivities, there will be live music from Tulisa and Professor Green - as well as appearances from this year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestants.