Christmas comes to the haunted household of Button House in this festive special, and Alison and Mike prepare to host a family Christmas for the first time. Alison finds her phantom housemates less than filled with festive cheer, and learns that Christmas is never easy when you're dead. Mike comes up with a dubious plan to get his parents into the holiday spirit, while Julian is confronted by a new arrival, who forces him to relive memories of his life and come to terms with his past misdeeds.
The crumbling country pile of Button Hall is home to numerous restless spirits who have died there over the centuries - each ghost very much a product of their time, resigned to squabbling with each other for eternity over the most inane of daily gripes. But their lives - or, rather, afterlives - are thrown into turmoil when a young urban couple - Alison and Mike - surprisingly inherit the peaceful derelict house and make plans to turn it into a bustling family hotel. As the ghosts attempt to oust the newcomers from their home, and Mike and Alison discover the true scale of the project they've taken on, fate conspires to trap both sides in an impossible house share, where every day is, literally, a matter of life and death.
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