Tune in to PBS on the 25th to see the festivities

By Southern Living
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Call the Midwife Holiday Special
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If you're a Call the Midwife fan, you won't want to miss this holiday special. The show, which has more than a few fans around the South, is currently between seasons—the seventh aired in the U.S. in early 2018, and the eighth is yet to be released. That's why we were thrilled to hear there will be a special Call the Midwife holiday episode airing on Christmas Day 2018.

According to PBS, in the new holiday special you can "see what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it's time for a new spiritual leader to be elected." Watch the preview below for a look at what's to come in the series' holiday episode.

Watch the holiday special preview:

For more on the episode, PBS has a synopsis: "The Christmas special will star Miriam Margoyles as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. Having fled China, the child refugees were found abandoned in Hong Kong and are being adopted in the U.K. as part of the World Refugee Project. With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure."

You can tune in to PBS on December 25 at 9/8c to catch the upcoming holiday special, or you can stream it at pbs.org. (There's even a countdown clock on the site!) Catch up on past episodes via Amazon or Netflix, and keep your eyes peeled for the latest on the show's upcoming season eight.

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Are you a diehard Call the Midwife fan? Will you be tuning in with your family on Christmas Day, or will you catch up on the special in the new year?