I try not to add too much to these blurbs over what the BBC tell us, because it's so easy to accidentally spoil things. Here goes: "Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?"

157 responses

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 16:53

    Hello!

    Are we ready for Dr Who?

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 16:58

    YUS!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 16:59

    woohoo!!

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 16:59

    Yay!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:02

    Lots of new stuff tonight too apparently. Won't say what for spoilers sake.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:03

    Also contemplating doing my Dr Who post tonight but I'm so tired, I'm not sure it'd be worth the quick turnaround!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:10

    Evening both. Mobile commenting for me :D

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:10

    I'm trying not to get too excited because the Christmas specials aren't always that great. But it's hard not to get excited about the Doctor.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:10

    *all

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2012 at 17:11

    Hello....

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:11

    I'm trying not to get too excited because the Christmas specials aren't always that great. But it's hard not to get excited about the Doctor.

    Yeah the Christmas ones aren't ever as good. At least it's an original Christmas story now and not a twist on a christmas story

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:11

    Lots of new stuff tonight too apparently. Won't say what for spoilers sake.

    I've heard lots of stuff :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:13

    Muse on an advert :D

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:14

    They shiuld always show that BBC Cymru Wales advert. All the time.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:14

    here we go!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:14

    this would be more scary if it was actually snowing outside

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:14

    Mmm, more top hats.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:15

    That snowman sounds like Ian McKellen

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:15

    The snowman didn't even have a mouth yet.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:16

    Is it the Crystal Dome?

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:16

    Is it the Crystal Dome?

    :D

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:16

    Rich e grant

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:17

    Wasn;t he the Doctor at one point for a charity sketch?

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:17

    Ooooo her again

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:17

    YAY

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:17

    Yay Clara/Oswin!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:17

    Dr

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:17

    Top hats are cool

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:17

    The Doctor wears round glasses now.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:18

    Assuming she is the companion here (which is assuming a lot), it's fun for her not to be modern.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:19

    I think it is fair to say that she might be...

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:19

    She's got the running thing going already :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:19

    woah!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:19

    heeh. she;s already better than billie.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:19

    (PS - iPad commenting is cool)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:20

    LOVE the new theme tune!!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:20

    (PS - iPad commenting is cool)

    (yay)

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:20

    That bass-synth is straight out for Tom baker as the dr :D

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:21

    That bass-synth is straight out for Tom baker as the dr :D

    Very retro!

    And if the other rumours are anything to go by... but I shall sush!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:21

    pond reference?

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:21

    (yay)

    I hardly ever use mine to get on spec

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:21

    Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:22

    I hardly ever use mine to get on spec

    it's the future :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:22

    Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

    ooooh!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:22

    Did you also see the pub was the rose and crown... Old assistant references

    My sisters old pub was called that. I should ask her about her visitors.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:23

    it's the future :)

    defos. Mrs^ is using it most often, and a LT means I can steam in parallel n the same screen :D

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:23

    Hehehe, I love the potato dudes.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:24

    See! Potato dwarf!

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:24

    Potato dwarf is mean!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:24

    I thnk the Doctor is fed up with everything

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:25

    SILENCE GIRL! ...sorry lad.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:25

    It's the doctors version of the Men in Black thing.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:25

    :) memory worm teehee

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:25

    This dude is amazing.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:25

    Hehehe.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:26

    I prefer the Men in Black thingy, eww.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:26

    That's a big worm!

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:28

    She is tricksy!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:28

    So after the demise of Rory and Amy, the Doctor decided to go and live in 1842?

    As you do...

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:29

    hehe short jenna

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:30

    Shoukd've got the lift.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:32

    Why would you know and not want to go in?

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:32

    Why would you know and not want to go in?

    *knock

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:32

    So close but yet so far

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:34

    Hmm, cute man from Silent Witness got a big ol' beard.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:35

    Digby!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:35

    digby?!?!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:37

    Silly Clara :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:37

    Best. introduction. ever.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:38

    Do ot attempt to escape or you will be obliterated... May I take your coat?

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:39

    One word at a time is tough!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:39

    One word at a time is tough!

    great game!

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:39

    great game!

    We must be able to podcast that somehow :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:40

    We must be able to podcast that somehow :)

    *makes notes for next panel*

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:40

    great game!

    fail

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:40

    madame vestra is cool :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:40

    fail

    bah!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:40

    bah!

    as in already used 2 words ;)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:41

    as in already used 2 words ;)

    indeed

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:41

    fail

    :D

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:41

    Sherlock?!!!`

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:41

    Hehehe!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:41

    did NOT expect that

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:41

    Dr Holmes

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:42

    Oh Moffat, you!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:42

    HEEEEEH!

    *dies*

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:43

    This is a good Christmas episode

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:45

    I'm the clever one, you're the potato one.

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:45

    seee, you just HAVE to wave back.

    #honest

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:45

    seee, you just HAVE to wave back.

    #bff

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:46

    The sontaron train of thought is fabulous

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:46

    Blimmin' hell!

  • lou25/12/2012 at 17:46

    I LOVE this episode.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2012 at 17:47

    This is all quite 'gosh!'

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:47

    I LOVE this episode.

    such an improvement on previous christmas episodes!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:47

    Punch and doctor

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:47

    Ewwww, punch and/or judy.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:48

    such an improvement on previous christmas episodes!

    best. Christmas. Special. Ever.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:48

    best. Christmas. Special. Ever.

    shows reworking a christmas story isn't the best idea, but rather something original and exciting :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:48

    bow ties are cool!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:49

    bow ties are cool!

    bow ties ARE cool

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:49

    "Good evening, I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife."

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:50

    Nice to see you off your cloud.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:51

    I love the potato man.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:51

    Heeeeeehehe.

    Can we let the sontaron be the next companion too?

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:51

    Sir, please do ot noogie during combat prep!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:52

    Shut up!

  • lou25/12/2012 at 17:53

    I love Tom Ward in this :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:53

    I do the hand grabbiing, that's my job, it's always me!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:54

    Hehehe she's feisty!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:54

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:54

    No one can control clouds.

    That would be silly.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:55

    New TARDIS... Ooooo shiny

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:55

    Sexy new tardis!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:55

    "you really know how to sulk don't ya?"

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:55

    Again, RETRO

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:55

    It looks like a submarine.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:55

    t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:56

    t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

    exactly :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:56

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:56

    Souffle girl!!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:56

    Hearts. Smaller on the outside

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:56

    Oooh, souffles.

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:56

    Eggggs..

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:57

    Blimey, that's quick.

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:58

    she's got the key, and the secret :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 17:58

    she's got the key, and the secret :)

    ...well, for a bit.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:58

    ...well, damn

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 17:58

    Uhh?!

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 17:58

    This companion seems to die more times than Rory.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 17:58

    This companion seems to die more times than Rory.

    she;s been in two episodes and died in both so far!

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2012 at 17:59

    I want her clothes...

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2012 at 18:00

    t's very similar to william hartnell's tardis.

    Gloriously so!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:01

    And there is your mention of Christmas

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:01

    You know stuff is about to go down when I am the Doctor kicks in

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:02

    loving the new moving tardis!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:03

    loving the new moving tardis!

    Spinney as opposed to up and down motion :)

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:05

    Ewww.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:05

    "STOP THE FANS!"

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 18:05

    "STOP THE FANS!"

    It so is!

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:06

    Zombie richard e grant?

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:07

    Hang on and fight, boy!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 18:07

    victorian parents are awesome.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:11

    soufffle girl!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:11

    The great intelligence = something to remember

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:12

    How many copies are there?

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:12

    Whaaattt

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:13

    The voice was Ian Mckellen! amazing!

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 18:13

    loved that

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 18:13

    Weeeird. But cool.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:13

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:14

    Brilliant episode!! Poss better than some mid series eps

  • Will^25/12/2012 at 18:14

    Wowzers

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:14

    Can't wait for Neil Gaiman's Cyberman episode.

    That was great too, much better than the usual Christmas standard.

  • Christine25/12/2012 at 18:15

    Thanks for the comments chaps, chapesses :)

  • Mr C25/12/2012 at 18:15

    That was great too, much better than the usual Christmas standard.

    first dr who i ever saw was xmas special.

  • Lukeh25/12/2012 at 18:17

    There's a behind the scenes on the website too

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01322wz

    I miss confidential.