Downton Abbey Christmas Special (ITV) Review

The now-yearly Downton Abbey Christmas special is a strange beast if not just for the fact that, though it’s native UK audience are forced to enjoy it late on the eve of December 25th, surrounded by abandoned mince pies, sweet wrappers and bottles of Babycham, there’s a whole section of the world who will instead view it with a clear head in the spring. The interpretation and enjoyment level of these two groups will then be very different and, it must be said, the latter will have the benefit of distance and perspective that I wasn’t able to bring with me.



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