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Can you believe it is already December? Captain Hastings has opened his adorable doggy advent calendar and the Christmas gifts are wrapped. So how about catching a Christmas episode? One of my all-time favorites holiday murder mysteries is the 1994 “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” that you can catch on Britbox (Amazon Prime Video).
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Poirot is invited to spend Christmas at a wealthy man’s country estate where one of the party is murdered and in true Christie fashion, all the other houseguests have a motive.
The 1994 episode starring David Suchet as Poirot and Philip Jackson (Inspector Japp) does a terrific job of not only highlighting the friendship between Poirot and Japp but also the yuletide festivities with classic Christmas carols. I especially enjoyed meeting Japp’s jolly in-laws ever so briefly as they sang carols around the piano.
Quotes from Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Hercule Poirot: Hercule Poirot is a detective not a bodyguard, monsieur.
Hercule Poirot: I’ve come to rescue you, mon ami.
Hercule Poirot: Ah, chief inspector. You have been thinking again. I have warned you of this before.
Guest Stars of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Mark Tandy (The Buccaneers, The Crown),
Brian Gwaspari (Remington Steele, Eastenders),
and Vernon Dobtcheff (The Spy Who Loved Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) shine in this episode.
Dobtcheff in particular is just as you’d imagine from the book – monstrous and grotesque. The ultimate Scrooge.
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What is your favorite Christmas episode and/or movie?
I’ve never heard of this before until now but that sounds quite interesting. I will check this out when I have time.
Definitely a new show. Thanks for introducing it to us!
this is a new show for me! haven’t heard of it, but looks intriguing. will watch with my family this weekend!
This looks like an awesome show to add to our family watch list during the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
i have never seen it. i will have to check it out. thanks for the suggestion.
This sounds like a great show..! Thanks for sharing about this. I will check this out.
I’ve never heard of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, but after reading your review, I feel like I’d enjoy it! I’ll have to give it a watch this season.
I’ve never heard of this but I love a good murder mystery! Totally gonna check it out. Thanks for sharing!
I have heard of HErcule Poirot before and watch his shows. However not seen the Christmas one
I haven’t hear of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas yet. It looks so nice though. Hope to watch it soon.
I’ve heard of Poirot, but I can’t say I’ve ever watched it. Sounds interesting!
I would love to see it! Sounds interesting!
Never heard of this show! Looking like a classic.
Hhhhmmm….this is a new one! I will do a follow-up on it.
sounds really really interesting!!
I will check this out over the holiday break I’ll need shows to watch.
I have never heard of this show! We have Amazon Prime, so I’d like to check it out. Sounds like a great show.
Never heard of this show! Sounds interesting!