Love is in the air in Downton Abbey Christmas special – video

Downton trailer suggests that Branson will find love with the Abbey's new maid


After losing his wife Lady Sybil in one of the biggest shocks in the history of Downton Abbey last season, it appears Tom Branson is to find new love in this year’s Christmas special. And the apple of his eye? New maid Edna, played by Twilight actress MyAnna Buring. In the teaser for the 25 December two hour-long episode, a shirtless Tom appears to be stealing a kiss from the Downton newcomer when the family make a trip to the Scottish highlands. 


And love is all around by the looks of things, with the 20-second trailer also featuring smooches between lovebirds Matthew and Mary, fellow newlyweds Mr Bates and Anna as well as Lord and Lady Grantham. 

But while the serene music and heart-warming images suggest a care-free Christmas episode, we reckon there are a few bumps in the road in store for festive viewers – check out our Downton Abbey preview pictures and predictions for more details, and don’t forget to watch the teaser below:


The Downton Abbey Christmas special will air on Tuesday 25 December at 8:45pm on ITV1