‘All Creatures Great and Small’ 2023 Christmas special reveals trailer and hints

Channel 5 has released a trailer for this year’s festive All Creatures ep!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, a fourth season of the cosy period drama finished in the UK last week.

While we’re still waiting to hear if All Creatures Great and Small will be renewed for a fifth run, at least we know there’s a Christmas special to look forward to.

Viewers will be heading back to the Yorkshire Dales next month for another of the show’s now traditional festive instalments, following one-off specials every Christmas since 2020.

Following the events of Season 4’s finale, it looks like fans can expect to see all the main characters again apart from Tristan.

Watch the trailer here:

We’ve also got an official synopsis for the episode, titled ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’, revealing some hints about what’s coming up:

“It’s Christmas, and James is miles away at the RAF training base. An emotional phone call with a very pregnant Helen makes him determined to get back to her, but he doesn’t have many options and RAF Mascot, Georgie, needs his help.

“James struggles to do the right thing. Will he find his way home in time for Christmas?

“Meanwhile, Mrs Hall prepares a community Christmas celebration in Darrowby, whilst Siegfried and Carmody argue over who will be Father Christmas this year.

“Carmody is welcomed by Darrowby and finds himself enjoying it. James learns a very important lesson and is rewarded with a surprise.”

There’s no confirmed premiere date for the Christmas episode just yet, but an evening in the week of 18-24 December on Channel 5 looks likely.

Season 4 begins in the US on PBS Masterpiece in the new year, with 2023’s festive special set to air the week after Episode 6 in mid-February.

We expect to hear an update from Channel 5 and PBS on the show’s future around this time.

Fingers crossed for the commission of a fifth season and beyond!

All Creatures Great and Small is available to watch on PBS Masterpiece via Amazon Prime with a free 7-day trial.