Publishers note: Merry Christmas and WOW; I just searched BCN's TV Database, and it certainly does trump BCN's Video Search as to what may be best to use to better construct a more visually appealing post which will be used for this, and many Christmases to come.
Consequently, expect this post to change as time permits.
It is my wife's fault that I do watch, and enjoy Downton Abbey. Her indomitable influence drew me into the nuanced drama of the Crawley family's ups and downs, and the many travails of Downton's servants, as their lives are lived in the service of the Grantham Dynasty. For all of you that know my experience - drawn into the extemporaneous bosom of another family's functional dysfunction - you too may know the Grantham mystique, and it how it becomes very sticky and holds you fast.
A tattooed Mosely (left), and adoring Baxter (right) from the bizarro Downton Abbey Christmas spoof: Above. The more erudite side of the Downton Abbey society - Mistress Rose (left), Mistress Mary (right): Below.
Accordingly, the Grantham mystique notwithstanding, consider the probability of the Downton Christmas; one that is so different from our lives, but still, vaguely familiar, and far more familiar when that drama involves the indentured help. For all of you that know, or remotely know that essential truth of another existence, I offer these interesting videos here below:
The first video represents that essence of the Crawley abode - Downton Abbey: Below.
The second video represents the surreal spoof of Christmas without Lord Robert Crawley, somewhat reminiscent of "It's a Wonderful Life": Below.
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