This time last year we live commented the rather fabulous tale of Doctor Who taking on A Christmas Carol. This year, it appears that Matt Smith will be taking on the world of Narnia - with a wintry world available through a piece of household furniture. At first glance, it looks odd, but that is always the way with Doctor Who and we must put our trust in Moffatt and co!

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There are guest stars aplenty in the hour long special including Claire Skinner from Outnumbered, Alexander Armstrong from a lot of other things, and Bill Bailey from generally being very funny. I can't wait to see what they have Bailey doing. There's no sign of the Ponds, just like last year, and fans will be coming to terms with the news that they are on the way out next series.

But that is then, and for now we can anticipate the gloriously snowy and no doubt magical world awaiting us later today. I'll let Steven Moffat tell you when and where it's on.

In case no one's mentioned it - Doctor Who, 7pm, BBC 1. And a merry Christmas to all of you at home!


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I can't wait.

70 responses

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 18:41

    I'm annoyed at the girl in this before I've even seen her. She was in Casualty and sulked around for episode after episode.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 18:59

    Much excitement here as we wait for the Doctor.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:00

    Woot, it starts!

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:01

    There's a ship blowing up in the middle of space. What are the chances the Doctor's involved? Always!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:02

    There's a ship blowing up in the middle of space. What are the chances the Doctor's involved? Always!

    It's making a noise though.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:03

    Hehe, helmet on backwards.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:06

    Because that's what caused the war. Reading about it.

  • RG25/12/2011 at 19:07

    Armstrong as a pilot in a World War? We've been here before, I'm sure.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:07

    Mr C is checking the items off the list. Doctor, check. Widow, check. Just need a wardrobe now.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:08

    Armstrong as a pilot in a World War? We've been here before, I'm sure.

    Ha!

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:08

    Mr C is checking the items off the list. Doctor, check. Widow, check. Just need a wardrobe now.

    wait... you have a thread?

    i can comment!

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:08

    That kids glasses are ridiculous.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:08

    kid's

  • RG25/12/2011 at 19:09

    That kids glasses are ridiculous.

    That looks like a West Ham scarf as well, I've decided I don't really like him.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:10

    A lemonade tap is brilliant.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:10

    "that's a cooker... probably"

    #affinity

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:10

    That looks like a West Ham scarf as well, I've decided I don't really like him.

    It could be Aston Villa?

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:11

    Sciencey-wiencey!

  • RG25/12/2011 at 19:11

    It could be Aston Villa?

    I'm going by the theory that especially as London was blitzed severely during the War, it's more than likely going to be a London-based team.

    Plus the producers of Doctor Who tend to like London more than Birmingham.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:13

    I'm going by the theory that especially as London was blitzed severely during the War, it's more than likely going to be a London-based team.

    Ah ha!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:14

    I want a tree like that one. Perhaps a bit smaller.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:15

    he's sleeping with his glasses on. they'll last about as long as a pair of christine's headphones.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:15

    he's sleeping with his glasses on. they'll last about as long as a pair of christine's headphones.

    Trouble with hammocks is they don't have a bedside table.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:17

    Funny looking wardrobe. Still they say kids prefer to play with boxes

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:18

    I want a tree like that one. Perhaps a bit smaller.

    I thought you were happy without a tree :-(

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:18

    I thought you were happy without a tree :-(

    That tree has trains, planes and rocketships.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:20

    The old bear and duvet trick.

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:21

    There's due to be stuff uploaded to the DrWho website straight after the show as well. They've trapped web geeks in the office to do it live, and everything 0-0

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:24

    It's like a lighthouse in the middle of a forest.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:24

    It's like a lighthouse in the middle of a forest.

    like stepping into an episode of grand designs.

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:25

    whoa.....

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:25

    It's like a lighthouse in the middle of a forest.

    It is a lighthouse.

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:25

    Its the silver chair...

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:28

    The tree things are very well done.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:28

    That looks a lot like Arthur Dent's dressing gown. The tradition of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy references in Christmas specials continues. :)

  • RG25/12/2011 at 19:28

    These feel like the slightly cheaper version of the Weeping Angels...

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:30

    heheehhe!!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:32

    Baubles and lights :)

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:41

    That rescue could have gone better.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:42

    That rescue could have gone better.

    There's 20 minutes left of the story, what did you expect?

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:43

    "Hold tight and pretend it's a plan."

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:43

    Now we're getting into Scientology territory...

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:44

    well i wasn't expecting that!

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:44

    he's flying through the intro...

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:44

    and now a hefty dose of Frank L Baum...

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:45

    and now a hefty dose of Frank L Baum...

    Not forgetting the Glass Elevator

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:46

    Oh and now some Flash Gordon.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:46

    "...didn't like to make a scence"

    :)

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:50

    lovely garden ornament!

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:50

    If that stays there, they can play at the Crystal Maze.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:50

    If that stays there, they can play at the Crystal Maze.

    :) :) :)

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:51

    world's most awesome stalker.

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:54

    "It's a long story but they all think I'm dead."

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:55

    YAY!!!

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:55

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 19:56

    Hugging standoff!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:56

    Awkward

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2011 at 19:57

    I think I got something in my eye.

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:58

    awesum!

    loved that.

  • Littlepurplegoth25/12/2011 at 19:58

    Ooooooo

    awwwww

  • Mr C25/12/2011 at 19:59

    thanks you for the thread mrs c.

    you should tell me next time ;)

  • lou25/12/2011 at 20:37

    I liked that episode, so much better than last years! :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/12/2011 at 21:08

    Very much enjoyed that. Easily the best Christmas special since 1965 ;)

    8/10

  • Lukeh25/12/2011 at 21:14

    I won't lie, I spent most of the episode thinking about the Crystal Maze from the moment I saw the tree tower. Then it flew away :)

    Not a bad Christmas episode though!

  • Christine25/12/2011 at 21:46

    Written my post: http://mrschristine.com/2011/12/25/doctor-who-christmas-special-the-doctor-the-widow-and-the-wardrobe/

  • nikolai redick26/12/2011 at 02:33

    Uh... I thought this was for people to watch this live from their computers... whatevs, liars. You people REALLY hate Doctor Who, don't you?

  • nikolai redick26/12/2011 at 02:37

    Uh... it says that I posted this on boxing day, but, uh, I live in Washington State, in the United States of America,so, what time zone is this website in? It's still Christmas for me!

  • Mr C26/12/2011 at 03:53

    I thought this was for people to watch this live from their computers... whatevs, liars.

    a bit harsh nikolai.

    what time zone is this website in? It's still Christmas for me!

    our timezone is GMT and we watched the programme hours and hours ago.

    i didn't realise it was being shown outside the UK to be honest.

  • Mr C26/12/2011 at 04:01

    i guess this gives an insight into f1 live commenting in 2012. half the audience watch it at a certain time and the rest many hours later.

    interesting.

  • Lukeh26/12/2011 at 11:25

    Written my post: mrschristine.com/…and-the-wardrobe/

    YAY!!

    Here's mine :) http://toata.co.uk/index.php/2011/12/242-doctor-who-watch-the-doctor-the-widow-and-the-wardrobe/