Acorn’s Xmas Collection

(Above: Essie Davis as Miss Fisher, courtesy Acorn TV)

Brit-centered streamer Acorn TV has given a nice holiday present to its subscribers: a playlist with 22 Christmas episodes from its library.

Found at acorn.tv/christmas2019, “The Christmas Collection” includes:

Doc Martin (“On the Edge,” season two, episode nine)

Birdwatchers descend on the village of Portwenn. Martin (Martin Clunes) may lose his receptionist, and Louisa’s (Caroline Catz) father arrives unannounced. 

George Gently (“Son of a Gun,” season seven, episode four)

An armed bank robbery interrupts a Christmas Eve celebration at the police station and sets Detectives Gently (Martin Shaw), Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) and Coles (Lisa McGrillis) on the trail of a gang of skinheads.

The Moodys (“Separate Seats,” season one, episode one)

In the first episode of this Australian comedy, twentysomething Dan Moody (Ian Meadows) returns home to Sydney for Christmas after two years in London. His girlfriend dumps him at the airport, he’s roped into helping his brother on a fool’s errand, and he gets food poisoning. On a happier note, he meets his arrogant cousin’s new alluring girlfriend.

Midsomer Murders (“The Christmas Haunting,” season 16, episode one)

In this season premiere, new detective Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) helps DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) investigate a stabbing at a” haunted house.”

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (“Murder Under the Mistletoe,” season two, episode 13)

Miss Fisher (Essie Davis) heads to a chalet to celebrate Christmas in July, but finds that one of the residents has been electrocuted while hanging festive lights. Two other deaths quickly follow.

Murdoch Mysteries (“Home for the Holidays,” season 11, episode 19)

In this Christmas special of the Canadian series, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) travel to Victoria to visit Murdoch’s brother.

Acorn TV costs $5.99 monthly, with a seven-day free trial. For more info, visit acorn.tv. Or Amazon Prime subscribers can get an Acorn TV add-on channel for $4.99 monthly, also with a seven-day free trial.

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