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Channel 4 announces Christmas at Chatsworth special

Channel 4 has announced a one-off Christmas special, Christmas At Chatsworth House which will take a look behind the scenes of the historic Derbyshire house.

Chatsworth House
Image credit: Chatsworth House Trust

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Taking a look behind the scenes of the historic Derbyshire house which was the backdrop for Pride and Prejudice, Christmas At Chatsworth House follows the most important weeks of the year and gets ready to open its doors to over 200,000 Christmas visitors.

Filmed behind the scenes of the country mansion throughout this year’s festive preparations, you can discover that Christmas is Chatworth’s most important event.

With stunning gardens, parkland and 35,000 acres of farm and moor, their corner of the Peak District employs 800 staff.

In just five days housekeepers, designers, gardeners and foresters transform Chatsworth with traditional and nostalgic Christmas displays. The house along is decorated with over 30 Christmas trees, 60,000 baubles and a mission fairy lights.

The theme this year is, A Land Far, Far Away with the grand rooms of the house dressed in homage to countries that had influenced generations of the Cavendish family.

However they face the greatest challenge yet as they face torrential rain and a countryside crippled by unprecedented flooding. Will this festive season be remember for all of the right reasons?

ITN Production’s Executive Producer, Will Smith, said: “Viewers will be amazed at the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to transform Chatsworth House at Christmas and make it such a magical and enchanting time for visitors. This one-off documentary will provide a compelling insight into the sheer scale of getting the house ready so that guests can participate in the festive fun and have a Christmas to remember.”

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Chatsworth house this Christmas.

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