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Downton Abbey's Mr. Carson's dire Christmas warning (VIDEO)

By April Neale Dec 9, 2013, 19:17 GMT

Downton Abbey's Mr. Carson's dire Christmas warning (VIDEO)

Jim Carter - The Empire, Leicester Square - London, UK Solarpix / PR Photos

PBS' hit series "Downton Abbey" features Jim Carter, who plays the omnipotent and all-seeing head houseman Mr. Carter.

Now the actor is appearing in an advert where Christmas is cancelled due to global warming.

That's the grim scernario dramatically played out in a stark new video from Greenpeace starring Downton Abbey butler 'Carson'.

Carter plays Father Christmas as a down-on-his-luck version of Santa Claus, in a video spot about the impact of melting polar icecaps oil drilling at the North Pole.

Speaking to the camera in the middle of a dank, dilapidated room, he says, "Dear children, regrettably I bring bad tidings. Melting ice here at the North Pole has made our operations and our day-to-day life intolerable and impossible, and there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas."

Ed Morris, (MTV's "Lethal Weapon") directs.


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