watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special online free

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day (Friday, December 25) at 7.40 PM GMT (2.40 PM EST / 11.40 AM PST). The 90-minute episode was filmed with social distancing guidelines in place. However, we can still expect plenty of drama as the show takes us to December 1965. If you’re traveling outside the UK for the holidays, chances are the Call the Midwife Christmas Special will be region-locked. As such, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch abroad.

It’s worth keeping in mind that we’re only recommending official sources for watching the Call the Midwife Christmas Special. This is a very popular TV show which means that unlicensed streams are almost inevitable. However, we don’t recommend them due to their inferior quality. Worse, unofficial sources run the risk of being taken offline for copyright violation. Besides, you can live stream the Call the Midwife Christmas Special online for free so there’s no need to resort to unauthorized sources.

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special will air on BBC iPlayer, a region-locked platform. As such, if you’re traveling outside of the UK, you’ll need a VPN to watch on your usual services.

How to watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special from anywhere

With a VPN, you can live stream the Call the Midwife Christmas Special from anywhere in the world. Essentially, a VPN lets you spoof your location, and trick geo-blocked services (like BBC iPlayer) into letting you use them from outside of their required country. Below you’ll find out how to start using a VPN  in a few simple steps.

Here’s how to watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special online free:

  1. First, sign up with a suitable VPN service. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality, value for money alternatives.
  2. Download and install the VPN app or browser extension. There are usually plenty of options to choose from so be sure to select the appropriate version for your device.
  3. Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the UK. You’ll then have a UK IP address which will allow you to unblock BBC iPlayer abroad.
  4. Create a BBC iPlayer account. This is free but requires some basic personal details including a UK postcode. Don’t worry, any UK postal code is accepted.
  5. Finally, try playing a video on BBC iPlayer. If the content is still blocked, we recommend you clear your browser’s cache and cookies before refreshing the page.

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special will broadcast live on BBC iPlayer. You can reduce the risk of missing out by testing your VPN in advance. That way, you’ll still have time to contact your VPN’s customer support if you encounter any issues.

How to live stream the Call the Midwife Christmas Special on UK TV

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Call the Midwife is a BBC series which means you can watch the Christmas Special on BBC iPlayer. Better still, BBC iPlayer content is available for free and episodes are available on-demand for several weeks after they air. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to sign up for a BBC iPlayer account in order to watch. You’ll be asked to provide an email address as well as your name, date of birth, and a UK postcode (any UK postal code is accepted).

If you’re located outside the UK, you’ll also need to connect to a VPN to watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special on BBC iPlayer. That’s because BBC iPlayer content is geo-blocked and unavailable abroad. By connecting to a server in the UK and obtaining a UK IP address, you’ll be able to live stream the Christmas Special from anywhere in the world without restriction. In fact, NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re not satisfied with the service.

Where can I watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special outside the UK?

While the Call the Midwife Christmas Special will premiere on BBC iPlayer, it will be available to watch in the United States;

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If you’re in the US, you’ll be able to watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special on PBS. It will air on Christmas Day at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST). The good news is that PBS is free-to-use. What’s more, you don’t have to sign up for an account in order to watch. However, PBS content is geo-restricted and only available in the US. If you’d like to stream the Call the Midwife Christmas Special on PBS from abroad, you’ll need a US IP address. You can get one by connecting to a server in the US via a VPN service.

What can we expect from the Call the Midwife Christmas Special?

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special is a 90-minute festive episode set in December 1965. The circus is coming to the Poplar as everyone at Nonnatus House is preparing for Christmas. Unfortunately, not everything is going to plan! We can expect some big storylines as Sister Monica Joan is rushed to the hospital and Trixie receives a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas present.

Which cast members are returning for the Call the Midwife Christmas Special?

The Call the Midwife Christmas Special cast will include the likes of Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Linda Bassett (Nurse Phyllis Crane), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan), Fenella Woolgar (Sister Hilda), Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances), Helen George (Nurse Trixie), and Laura Main (Shelagh Turner). There’s also a guest appearance from Peter Davison as circus ringmaster Mr. Percival.