Looking for a little holiday spirit in the form of mystery TV? Look no further. We've compiled a list of our favorite holiday-themed TV shows just in time to get ready for vacation viewing.
Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride"
This is a brand new one and it's special because not only is it for the holidays, it's the first BBC Sherlock that goes back to the original time of Arthur Conan Doyle. Here's the trailer.
There's also another trailer on the PBS website. Of course, we'll have to wait until January 1 to see it in the US on PBS. And Fathom events will have it in movie theaters on January 6&7. But never fear, there is much more fake holiday crime to be had that can be found on Netflix, iTunes or Hulu if you go searching. Here are a few of my favorites.
Major Crimes: "Chain Reaction"
Santa robs a bank and tries to get away through a flash mob of Santa's, but one Santa winds up pushing daisies instead of at the north pole. Major Crimes and it's precursor, The Closer, has had more holiday themed shows than most, but this is my favorite.
Castle: "Bad Santa"
Castle taps one of his sources for the book to help solve the murder of a mob doctor during the holidays. The only problem is Castle's source is also with the mob. Lanie and Esposito are still dating here and she's told her parents that they are engaged when they aren't... whoops.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: "Hercule Poirot's Christmas"
Poirot wants nothing but a quiet Christmas at home, but his heating goes out. When he gets a call from Simeon Lee about a case, he jumps at the chance to spend the holiday in a home with central heating. Of course, his host is cruel to his family and someone winds up dead.