Watch the teaser for 'Downton Abbey's Christmas special

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM

As American fans await the stateside return of ITV's lavish costume drama (excepting those pesky illegal downloaders Hugh Bonneville hates), British viewers are well on their way to season 3's Christmas Day special. By the looks of things, the Christmas Day special involves a lot of gushy makeout scenes, romantic picnics, impromptu dancing and carousel rides.

The teaser's juiciest reveal comes in the form of a new romance for the widowed Branson, seen frolicking around with a housemaid. Carson would not approve.

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