As BritCom fans, we often return to our favorite Christmas specials for holiday viewing, but we concede that it can be a hassle to track those down in multi-disc sets, not to mention trying to glean several favorites out of several collections for a full night’s entertainment. This year we decided to take the guesswork out, and pack these specials together into comedy and drama collections.
Now any night can be a spectacular BritCom night with the BBC Holiday Comedy Collection, which brings together four and a half hours of holiday-themed specials from Are You Being Served?, Good Neighbors, To the Manor Born, Allo Allo, Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances, Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley. If you’ve ever tried to find the All Creatures Great and Small episode in which Siegfried (Robert Hardy) sets up a skeleton in a locked room to keep Tristan (Peter Davison) from raiding the Christmas champagne, it’s in the BBC Holiday Drama Collection along with specials from Ballykissangel, Monarch of the Glen, Lovejoy and Lark Rise to Candleford. For fans of both genres, you’d have to get up pretty early on Black Friday to find a more perfect gift (and better value) than the combined BBC Holiday Comedy & Drama Gift Set.
And to really get you in the spirit, stop by our newly launched BBC All-stars and Staff Holiday Reflections and Wishlist pages, this year with video messages from Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Ricky Gervais!
Doctor Who Fan Alert: Speaking of Christmas, we just got the trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special. Be one of the first to see it!