Ghosts aired a Christmas special on BBC One last night and viewers called it ‘just perfect’.
Wednesday (December 23) evening’s festive episode of the comedy series, The Ghost of Christmas, centred on a deceased politician coming to terms with his own failings in life as a father.
What happened in the Ghosts Christmas special?
In The Ghost of Christmas, viewers got to learn more about the life of 1990s MP Julian (Simon Farnaby) through a series of flashbacks showing him ignoring his family for a life of carousing.
But there was redemption for him as he learned a valuable lesson about fatherhood with the help of screaming babies in Mike and Alison’s house – and discovered what had happened to his own offspring after he died.
Elsewhere, Mike had his family coming over to stay and struggled to make it a truly perfect Christmas.
At the end of the Christmas special episode of Ghosts, the dead gathered around Alison on the piano to sing a touching rendition of In The Bleak Midwinter.
On Twitter, viewers heaped praise on the episode.
What did BBC viewers say?
One said: “Can the BBC guarantee #Ghostsbbc until 2026 too please? That Christmas was masterful, funny, silly and a massive big heart.”
One simple, beautiful harmony in In the Bleak Midwinter…
Another wrote: “The Christmas episode of #Ghostsbbc was just perfect.”
A third said: “The #Ghostsbbc Christmas special was such a delight, it is the best show.”
The Christmas episode of #Ghostsbbc was just perfect 😍
— sarah lawton (@JonesUk82) December 24, 2020
Others admitted they got emotional with the singing at the end.
“Made the mistake of watching the #Ghostsbbc christmas special on the bus this morning,” said one. “Oh well, it’s not like I never cried on public transport before. Such a beautiful episode.”
“That Christmas Special was emotionally wonderful,” said a second.
“One simple, beautiful harmony in In the Bleak Midwinter and I was done,” someone else said with a crying emoji. They said additionally: “#Ghosts has been a nice find in the last few months when we’ve all felt equally trapped and tonight’s Xmas episode was just lovely.”
Finally, another tearful viewer tweeted: “Bloody love #Ghostsbbc.”
Made the mistake of watching the #Ghostsbbc christmas special on the bus this morning. Oh well its not like I never cried on public transport before. Such a beautiful episode @JimHowick @benwillbond @MarthaHD @Lazbotron @realmatbaynton and especially @simonfarnaby
— Elanor, but something about 2020 (@ElanorGrimes12) December 24, 2020
— Susan Taylor (@SUtayl) December 24, 2020
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