How to watch Ghosts Christmas Special 2023
The Ghosts Christmas Special is titled A Christmas Gift and aired on BBC One at 7.45pm GMT on Monday, December 25 in the UK. The episode is FREE to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Away from the UK and still want to watch? Use a VPN to watch Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 from anywhere.
Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 preview
We all thought it had given up the proverbial in October, but Ghosts has risen from the grave with a surprise festive instalment, appropriately titled 'A Christmas Gift', which we've been led to believe will be the final final episode of the beloved sitcom.
Whereas the previous three Christmas Specials have been as comforting as a steaming mug of cocoa, the premise of the 2023 edition sounds more like a case of the nightmare before Christmas. It introduces Mike's mum, Betty Cooper (Sutara Gayle), who's outstayed her welcome ahead of the big day, and is proving as difficult to exorcise as the fine upstanding spirits that call Button House their home.
Afraid of hurting her feelings, Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) and Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) don't have the heart to give her the boot. And, just as it seems she's on her way, Betty decides the house is unsafe and resolves not to leave until she's absolutely satisfied Mike and Alison aren't in harm's way, apparently unaware that if she sticks around much longer the only person in any immediate danger will be her.
It's one of the marquee shows of Christmas Day, so follow our guide below to watch the Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 from anywhere.
How to watch Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 free online
How to watch Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 online for FREE
The 2023 Ghosts Christmas Special aired on BBC One at 7.45pm GMT on Monday, December 25.
For those wanting to watch Ghosts online, the episode is now available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer. It’s a FREE service, though you should be in possession of a valid UK TV licence, as these also cover digital content consumption.
Away from the UK right now? Just use a VPN to alter your IP address so you can stream your favorite TV shows and films online just like you would at home.
How to watch Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 from anywhere
If you are away from home, you’ll be unable to watch Ghosts Christmas Special like you normally would due to annoying regional restrictions. Luckily, there’s an easy solution.
Downloading a VPN allows you to stream online, no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home. And ExpressVPN is the no. 1-rated provider you can get right now.
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How to use a VPN to watch Ghosts
Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch the Ghosts Christmas Special online:
1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. UK for BBC iPlayer.
3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream – in this case, head to the BBC iPlayer website or app to watch Ghosts.
How to watch the Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 in Canada
CBC Gem is home to the previous five seasons of Ghosts in Canada, with every episode available to watch for free and this includes the finale 2023 Christmas Special.
While CBC is free, you can also pay for the premium version of CBC Gem ($4.99 a month) to get rid of adverts. It comes with a 30-day free trial.
How to watch the Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 in Australia
The 2023 Ghosts Christmas Special is available for free on ABC's streaming service, iView.
Brits currently away from home can use a VPN to watch the Ghosts Christmas Special on BBC iPlayer from abroad.
Can you watch the Ghosts Christmas Special 2023 in the US?
Until recently, the UK version of Ghosts had its home on Max in the US. However, the show left the platform in September and is currently unavailable to American audiences outside of rental and purchasing.
The US remake of Ghosts is available on Max, though, and if you want to catch that, there are three Max price points to choose between – the $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year 'Ad-Lite' plan, the $15.99 a month or $149.99 a year 'Ad-Free' plan, or the $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year 4K 'Ultimate Ad-Free' plan.
Of course, Brits currently travelling in the US can use a VPN to watch the 2023 Ghosts Christmas Special on iPlayer from abroad.
Who is in the cast for the 2023 Ghosts Christmas Special?
- Charlotte Ritchie - Alison Cooper
- Kiell Smith-Bynoe - Mike Cooper
- Sutara Gayle - Betty Cooper
- Jim Howick - Pat Butcher
- Ben Willbond - The Captain
- Mathew Baynton - Thomas Thorne
- Laurence Rickard - Robin/Humphrey
- Lolly Adefope - Kitty Higham
- Martha Howe-Douglas - Fanny Button
- Simon Farnaby - Julian Fawcett
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