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The 2015 Christmas Special is the holiday episode of the sixth series of Downton Abbey. It is the final episode of the sixth series and serves as the programme's finale. It will be set between July 25 and December 31, 1925[1]. It will air on December 25th, 2015 in the UK, and on February 28th, 2016 in the US.

It will be two hours long.


Production spent a week at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, which doubled as the location for Brancaster Castle, home of Bertie Pelham, the 7th and new Marquess of Hexham. Filming took place in the spectacular interior rooms of the Castle as well as on the estate. Production also filmed dining scenes at the Iconic Ritz in central London.[2]


Mary endeavors to build bridges with Edith while the latter’s secret continues to pose a threat, despite having nothing left to lose. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult. Below stairs, Carson faces some personal challenges, which prove that even he is not invulnerable to change.

The final episode of the overall series offers all the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey, and as the family and servants prepare to welcome the year of 1926, they celebrate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve together at the great house.[2]


Cast List

Cast in normal font have been confirmed by news reports/spoilers, etc. Cast in underline and italics are on the IMDb cast list and may not be accurate. Currently revealed cast:


  • The series finale has been reported as being "emotional" by Jim Carter.[8]

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