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“Downton Abbey” fans, and Diddy, may rejoice in new Christmas CD

Christmas at Downton Abbey

On Nov. 17, Warner Brothers released a 45-track “Christmas at Downton Abbey” double CD, a collection of carols and hymns that also features music by Elizabeth McGovern, Abbey’s Countess of Grantham. McGovern also performs with the band Sadie and the Hotheads.

Christmas carols like “O Holy Night,”Silent Night” and “Twelve Days of Christmas” are included on “Christmas at Downton Abbey”; some music on the double CD is recorded by the Budapest City Orchestra and the Budapest Choral Voices.

This classical/holiday release gets a mention because, believe it or not, there are some unlikely musicians out there who are also “Downton Abbey” freaks.

Papermag in 2012 compiled a list of random celebrities who are not-so-closet fans of the British World War I-era drama. Among them: Katy Perry, Courtney Love and Aimee Mann.

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Courtney Love — Live through this Downton Abbey cliffhanger

Noticeably missing from the list, and quite possibly the biggest “DA” fan out there: Diddy.

In 2013, the rapper and self-professed “Abbey head,” created a character for himself in the drama through a series of hilarious scenes on Funny or Die.

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PBS reps at the time had to deny Diddy’s claims he was the first black cast member to join “Downton Abbey.”

Puff Daddy loves “Downton Abbey” so much, he made a little montage of it which he dubbed “Downtown Abbey,” his “favorite show of all time.”

In the montage, Combs meets the Crawley clan, takes his Ciroc with a spot of tea, and dabbles in the fine art of post-Edwardian love triangles.

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Product placement that expands beyond the generations.

Fans have been patiently waiting for this year’s installment of the drama’s Christmas special. The details about when that airs is still under wraps. Thankfully, the “Christmas at Downton Abbey” CD is out now.

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