Downton Abbey Christmas special air date and time confirmed

The Crawleys will be back on our TV screens on Christmas Day at 8:30pm on ITV - the same time as EastEnders on BBC1


It’s time to get excited. There are only 22, yes 22, days left.


You know, until the Crawley’s are back on our TV screens. (Although the presents, turkey dinners and chocolate oranges associated with 25 December are obviously very welcome too.)

That’s right, the air date and time for Downton Abbey’s Christmas special has been confirmed. 

We will all be sitting down on our sofas to watch a two-hour long episode, starring Violet, Mary, Edith and co, on Christmas Day at 8:30pm on ITV. 

For those of you who are fans of EastEnders as well as Downton, this poses a bit of a problem as the shows are going head to head. It’s time to work out where your festive loyalties lie, people… 

What do we know about the Downton Abbey Christmas special so far?