'Downton Abbey' teaser for Xmas special | EW.com

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'Downton Abbey' teaser for U.K. Christmas special

Those English folks sure know how to torture we Downton Abbey fans!

Though the fourth season of the hit period drama won’t return to Masterpiece on PBS until Jan. 5, the UK’s ITV has already finished airing the latest batch of episodes and is now promoting the annual Christmas special. This trailer, which features the return of Shirley MacLaine as Cora’s mum, was released to help whet appetites for the two-hour holiday extravaganza.

Kind of spoiler-y if you haven’t seen the fourth season – not that anything will stop us from watching it or the new season.