Christmas Special
Gavin & Stacey Series 3



Critic Ratings: 5
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Episode Info

It has been ten years since we last went to Billericay to spend Christmas with the Shipmans and the Wests. This year we're off to Wales for the festivities, where Bryn is cooking dinner for over 13 people. Understandably he's tense. Pam would secretly prefer to spend Christmas in Essex, as she finds Gwen's house a bit lacking. But the deal has always been that they alternate every year, and this time it's the turn of the Wests to host Christmas with everyone under one small roof. For Gavin and Stacey, parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, their 'baby' now being ten. Smithy, too, continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see 12-year-old Neil the Baby. Nessa, on the other hand, adopts her own brand of Nessa-style mothering, whilst Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents.

Critic Reviews for Christmas Special

Gavin & Stacey was always lifted by its superior supporting cast.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even if you weren't a fan the first time round, travelling back there now in the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special feels like an hour's respite, sorely needed.

Dec 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gavin and Stacey is different, with a positive message that family - and it may be the one you make, not the one you're born into - is everything.

Dec 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The big surprise at the end was a tearjerker. It was a cliffhanger, too, which I sincerely hope suggests the gang may come back for another special - or even, fingers crossed, another series.

Dec 31, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Even after a decade, the series still manages to warm our hearts and bring families essentially, it's perfect Christmas viewing.

Dec 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…