‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Christmas 2022 special recap: ‘Merry Bloody Christmas’

All Creatures Great and Small returned tonight with another festive special!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, Channel 5’s series follows the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

All Creatures Great and Small aired its latest season this autumn, and hit period drama’s third Christmas outing follows on from the events of Season 3’s emotional finale.

Watch the trailer here:

Filmed in Yorkshire during this summer’s searing heatwave, the episode finds everyone in Darrowby trying to make the most of things while the world is at war in 1939.

Fans in the US will have to wait a couple of months to see the Christmas special, as Season 3 isn’t starting in the US until January.

‘Merry Bloody Christmas’ will air in the US on Sunday 19th February 2023 on PBS.

Watch a clip here:

Here’s a plot recap for this year’s Christmas special, ‘Merry Bloody Christmas’, which premiered on Channel 5 at 9pm on Friday 23rd December 2022:

It’s Christmas in Darrowby and everyone is trying to make the most of things while the world is at war.

A young guest brings some wonder, mischief and cheer to Skeldale house while everyone waits for important news.

When Mrs Pumphrey heralds the arrival of a kitten in need of some extra care at Pumphrey Manor, James has just the person to take him under their wing.

Siegfried is asked to pay a visit to an injured River just before a big race and makes an important discovery which Sebright Saunders uses as leverage to get River back on the racetrack.

Siegfried risks compromising himself and everything he stands for, but Tristan has other ideas.

When Mrs Hall runs into Gerald at the market and hears his news, she finds herself inviting him to a Skeldale Christmas party that hasn’t been organised.

The rest of the house help her cobble together some guests and a spread – but will he come, and if he does, is Mrs Hall ready to tell him how she feels?

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.