A Downton Abbey Christmas


As avid U.S. viewers of Downton Abbey are acutely aware, lucky UK telly watchers have already been treated to an early Christmas with the recent completion of the second series of the hit ITV series. But wait. There’s one more present to unwrap. Even though the Downton Abbey Christmas Special broadcast schedule has not yet been set, early pictures are starting to surface. Thanks to Ian Wylie (@ianwylie), a stellar UK journalist who has spent many an evening at Highclere Castle the past couple of years, for sharing the photo depicting residents of Downton Abbey in a really cool looking sepia-tone photo. The new special will take viewers into the new year of 1920.

While UK viewers will be able to open the gift the world is waiting for either on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, U.S. viewers will have to wait until early March 2012 which will be the end of the PBS Masterpiece broadcast of season two which premieres Sunday, January 8, 2012. While Christmas can’t come soon enough for telly watchers in the UK, fear not, U.S. fans of Downton Abbey, January 8 is just around the corner.

  • Cindy Bowden

    I am so looking forward to watching Downton Abbey again! Last year when we went to England, for Christmas, I was given the DVD as a present – before we saw it over here in the U.S. on PBS. I wonder if that’s possible a second time? I’ll have to check with the in-laws… I’m so glad I was able to tell friends and family to watch it on PBS because I knew the program was so good! Thanks KERA!

  • What a fantastic period drama, scripts cast and the amazing portrayal. Watched episode seven last evening of second and so looking forward to the last. I hope that the Christmas special is purchased real soon for New Zealand viewers. Such a hit down here. Thanks Morrie.