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Children in Need Christmas Episode Special Preview


The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night takes place every year in November. The Appeal show is a whole evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things to help raise money.

There are also plenty of one-off specials of your favourite programmes, which in the past have included Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, EastEnders and much more!

The Exclusive picture of The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Santa Claus (Nick Frost) from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

Fans saw the first preview of the Christmas Special episode on the BBC Children in Need appeal show.

Image courtesy of BBC Pictures





    November 25th, 2014 - 7:18am

    The episodes title has now been revealed as – LAST CHRISTMAS.

    • COLIN

      November 28th, 2014 - 11:07pm

      If the CHRISTMAS episode is like most of the 8th series episodes then no more DOCTOR for me I’m afried to say.

  • Doyouhearthem?

    November 19th, 2014 - 7:47pm

    Theory (I didn’t think of it): Father Christmas is a time lord.
    Makes sense in a kind of eerie way:
    bigger on the inside bag,
    lots of jobs in one night,
    continuing Gallifrey search theme.

    Quite honestly, this is just a theory, and if it turns out to be true then I apologise for potential spoilering.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 17th, 2014 - 5:03pm

    You know, after the darkfest that was Dark Water/Death in Heaven, and the darker tone of the last two Christmas specials it’ll be nice to have a lighter episode for the Twelfth Doctor’s first Christmas special…

  • yognot

    November 15th, 2014 - 7:54pm

    Just saw it on YouTube. Can’t wait for Christmas day.

    • the astronaut of death

      November 16th, 2014 - 6:15pm

      me too!

  • dan23uk

    November 15th, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Yes I sew this.

  • CG

    November 14th, 2014 - 11:55pm

    I don’t really care how if this turns out to be a bad episode (though I’m sure it won’t) I just want either Clara to stay with the Doctor or tie things up properly before leaving.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 14th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    That was really good. Dan Starkey as an elf! That’s the least costume he’s ever worn in Sci-Fi. Capaldi’s hood looks good. Clara’s back. Not only a dark doctor but a dark…SANTA!!!

    • The five doctors

      November 15th, 2014 - 1:36am

      What one is Dan Starkey ?


      November 15th, 2014 - 7:25am

      Strax the Sontaran.

    • The five doctors

      November 16th, 2014 - 1:32am

      I just rewatched it and saw what elf is Strax

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 17th, 2014 - 5:04pm

      The elves seem like they might get annoying after a few minutes, but I’ll give them a chance. Dark Santa is going to be interesting to see, though…

  • Doctor Stu

    November 14th, 2014 - 10:11pm

    Hmmm seems interesting looks like Santa might be some sort of villain maybe or one of those people who think they’re real then it turns out they’re not. I’m a bit more excited for the episode after this clip then I was after the final though to be honest.

    • AlphaOmega

      November 15th, 2014 - 12:06am

      Leave it to Moffatt to turn Santa into a bad guy XD

  • Anonymous

    November 14th, 2014 - 8:40pm

    Have they actually shown it yet??

    • Anonymous

      November 14th, 2014 - 8:50pm

      It’s was the first thing

    • Lol lol

      November 14th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      OMG Clara’s back woo hoo

    • TheReal McCoy

      November 14th, 2014 - 9:20pm

      That was great!!! BUT WHAT IS THE TITLE MOFFAT?!?!

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2014 - 12:30am

      probably something like the doctor is coming to town or he knows when you awake, something along those lines

  • Doctor stu

    November 14th, 2014 - 8:19pm

    I love the changing pudsey doctor

  • yognot

    November 14th, 2014 - 6:08pm

    Will people in the U.S. be able to see this? If so…. Where?


      November 14th, 2014 - 6:20pm

      BBC America 🙂


      November 14th, 2014 - 6:21pm

      Actually, I’m not sure this will be seen in the US, so I doubt it will be, but I’m sure American fans will be able to view this once it’s online.

    • yognot

      November 14th, 2014 - 7:26pm

      Okay thanks. Hope it is on BBC America if not then I can wait.

  • GallifreyanKnight

    November 13th, 2014 - 6:25pm

    It’s amazing how much Nick Frost looks like Richard Attenborough when he is in the Santa make-up and suit! 😀


      November 14th, 2014 - 3:02pm

      Yes he does doesn’t he 🙂

    • yognot

      November 14th, 2014 - 4:50pm

      Oh yeah they do look alike.

  • yognot

    November 13th, 2014 - 5:50pm

    Um just a very quick question I don’t mean for this to be spam but can anyone actually see any of the comments I make?

    • Jacob Adams

      November 13th, 2014 - 6:42pm

      Yep 🙂

    • yognot

      November 13th, 2014 - 11:47pm

      Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  • Professor When

    November 13th, 2014 - 5:18pm

    I wish they still did mini-episodes instead of previews. 🙁
    Or maybe both 😀

  • AlphaOmega

    November 12th, 2014 - 8:36pm

    The Hood kinda works…..

    • the astronaut of death

      November 13th, 2014 - 6:00pm

      yeah it does

    • CJ

      November 14th, 2014 - 7:21pm

      He weared it in Time Heist

    • CJ

      November 14th, 2014 - 7:22pm

      Sorry wore it in Time Heist

    • AlphaOmega

      November 15th, 2014 - 12:08am

      Yeah, but was as the Architect, so we didn’t see it for long….

  • the astronaut of death

    November 12th, 2014 - 4:11pm

    I wonder what the title would be?

    • Drwho101

      November 13th, 2014 - 7:29am

      I bet we will find out tommorow night

    • Dalekparadigm2

      November 13th, 2014 - 11:25pm

      I hope it isn’t Santa in the TARDIS or Aliens at Christmas because a name like that would kill it for me. Nor would I like a long winded name like In the forest of the night or Mummy on the orient express because they’re just irritatingly long to spell.

    • yognot

      November 14th, 2014 - 4:54pm

      ‘A Gift for the Doctor’ would work for me

    • DalekAgent

      November 14th, 2014 - 6:09pm

      “The Father of Christmas”

    • yognot

      November 14th, 2014 - 6:11pm

      Oooh that’s a good one

    • Drwho101

      November 14th, 2014 - 7:06pm

      The gift of Christmas

    • yognot

      November 14th, 2014 - 7:27pm

      That’s also a good one

    • RoryDarvillPond

      November 14th, 2014 - 8:47pm

      Im Guessing


    • the astronaut of death

      November 14th, 2014 - 9:44pm

      the dream before Christmas

    • Dalekparadigm2

      November 14th, 2014 - 10:20pm

      After the clip I would guess at…

      The Naughty List

      or something similar

    • Dalek-Troop-390

      November 22nd, 2014 - 11:38pm

      The Box that Saved Christmas

  • Nobody in particular

    November 12th, 2014 - 3:55pm

    Santa Claus, Father Christmas, or as I’ve always known him – Jeff

    • yognot

      November 13th, 2014 - 5:42pm

      I wish I could meet Jeff. Jeff is cool.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 12th, 2014 - 12:09pm

    The Doctor and Santa/Fred confronting each other. Looks good!

    • Dalekparadigm2

      November 13th, 2014 - 11:23pm

      It’s been a while since I saw A Christmas Carol so apologies Santa (or Jeff as I now realize your name is)

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