The Countess of Grantham gets a kiss from the Hollywood star for Christmas

By Phil Boucher
December 19, 2014 10:05 AM
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Can a girl get a better Christmas present than a kiss from George Clooney?

And not just any kiss. If you happen to be the Countess of Grantham, you get to enjoy a Clooney smooch the full length of your left arm from wrist to shoulder.

The romantic moment is featured in the latest sneak peek of the Hollywood star’s cameo – he was previously seen taking a selfie on set – in a charity Downton Abbey sketch, which airs Friday on British television.

The clip shows Clooney passionately kissing Elizabeth McGovern’s arm in front of a valet, while Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow” plays in the background.

Now there’s something to ask Santa for before it’s too late!

Meanwhile, Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) is facing financial ruin and starting to wonder if his family might be better off without him.

But a very special heavenly body intervenes, and shows Crawley what Downton would really be like without him.

The Christmas special also features Jeremy Piven and the entire Downton cast, and was filmed in aid of the annual Text Santa charity fundraiser, which helps support a string of U.K.-based cancer and children’s charities.

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