Sherlock's next season is slated to air on New Year's Day, and the BBC has released an early holiday treat for fans in the form of a mini episode.

Entitled "Many Happy Returns," the seven-minute prequel details a little of what the eccentric Sherlock Holmes has been up to - from world traveling and solving crimes. His path eventually leads him back to London, where John Watson is still grieving for his supposed death.

He receives a tape from Inspector Lestrade, which Sherlock filmed before his demise, and in it, he tells Watson, "Oh and don't worry, I'm going to be with you again very soon".

Sherlock will premiere Jan. 1 in the UK on BBC and Jan. 19 on PBS for American viewers.

Watch the mini episode below: