A one-off episode of the Alan Davies detective series has been commissioned for the channel's festive line-up, according to The British Comedy Guide.
"It's definitely going ahead, and everyone here is very grateful to David Renwick for bringing back such a loved character for such an important time of year," a BBC insider said.
"We're very excited to see Jonathan back on screen with a new mystery to unravel."
Davies plays magician trick deviser Creek in the crime series, who helps solve cases which are seemingly impossible to crack.
Caroline Quentin starred as Creek's sidekick for three series from 1997-99, and was later replaced by Julia Sawalha.
Sheridan Smith portrayed sceptic Joey Ross for the 2009 and 2010 Jonathan Creek specials.
The insider added that Smith's character has been included for a return, but that the actress has yet to officially confirm her involvement.
Filming for the special is scheduled for September.
Alan Davies was criticised earlier this year for making controversial comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
Watch a clip from Jonathan Creek below: