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Christmas Special Trailer – The Snowmen

Christmas Special Trailer – The Snowmen

A look at the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special Trail, introduced by Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.

‘The Snowmen’ has been revealed as the title for this year’s movie-scale Doctor Who Christmas special, and the episode that will introduce the new companion, a new look for the Doctor and a new monster that will have families shivering behind their sofas.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, and introducing Jenna-Louise Coleman as new companion Clara, The Snowmen will follow their adventures as they embark on a mission to save Christmas from the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant) and his army of icy snowmen.

Fans also got a sneak peak at a new costume for the Doctor, revealed in an exclusive trailer on Children in Need, while a special prequel showed the impact of the loss of the Ponds, with old friends Vastra, Strax and Jenny trying to persuade the Doctor not to give up on adventures.

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: “The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favourite things – but this year it’s different. He’s lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he’s not in a good place: in fact, he’s Scrooge. He’s withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it’s time to return to the good fight? Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman…”

Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, commented: “For this year’s Christmas special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon – as well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged warriors from the future, who all return to convince the Doctor that he should board the TARDIS again and save the world. Add to that Jenna-Louise Coleman, and so begins the Christmas Special 2012. I hope everyone enjoys it!”

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One in December, with a further eight epic episodes in spring next year.




    December 3rd, 2012 - 8:50pm

    17 days!!

  • Steampunk Doctor

    November 30th, 2012 - 8:37pm

    same with gwen in torchwood , her relative was in the unquiet dead played by eve myles as well

  • Anonymous

    November 30th, 2012 - 6:24pm

    too right last years was Terrible I also heard the Ice warriors are Returning

  • doctorwhoone

    November 30th, 2012 - 5:59pm

    No Clara Oswin and Oswin Oswald are not the same person, 2 different characters but played by the same actress that’s all.

    Think of Freema Agyman, played Adeola before playing her cousin Martha Jones, that’s what Jenna-Louise Coleman is doing.

    Clara Oswin is Oswin Oswalds great great grandmother or some other female relation.

  • daveroper00

    November 29th, 2012 - 3:47pm

    Good to know

  • the astronaut of death

    November 27th, 2012 - 7:46pm

    guys i have just been watching bbc 1 and this traler came up of what is going t be on a christmas it included the doctor who xmas special was included and there were little bits shown fom th xmas specal and it looks like clara will kiss the doctor.

  • Whovian

    November 25th, 2012 - 5:14pm

    Oh I am loving his new outfit! 😉

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2012 - 8:49am

    They are going to say that,Oswin,Clara same person,the story arc is why is she a Dalek,who is she,

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2012 - 8:38am

    Great Theory but your wrong Oswin won’t be in the Xmas special its a different person and she has said that herself and Steven has too but great and amazing theory.

  • Tyler Tudor

    November 24th, 2012 - 7:35pm


  • Anonymous

    November 24th, 2012 - 6:39pm

    My theory the daleks use an old Dalek,and create fake memories,they send a projection across the universe to where ever the doctor lands,this projection is Oswin or Clara ,the doctor use her as there spy,determined to find out the answer,to the question ,doctor who?

    In the finale Oswin reveals her true self to be a hologram Dalek person,she kidnaps the doctor taking him to a Dalek ship,where the daleks are determined to answer the question,doctor who?we then have a few battles with daleks,the doctor then reveals he should be dead,the daleks scan him,recognising h should have died at lake silencio ,they then recognise the causes,discovering who the doctor is,they then know about the silence,the doctor blows up the ship after they attack him ,far away a message from the daleks lands in a mysterious base,a message on a signal,the message is picked up as unknown forces watch,they then reveal themselves to be clerics,the clerics go to an office surrounded by silents and headless monks,in the office is a woman,madame kovarian and her allies ,madame kovarian knows her enemy is alive ,but how,why,soon the silence base is on red alert,the doctor is alive ,th silence prepare there final plan,as the fields of trenzalore await us all.done

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:32pm

    I can’t wait for this years Christmas Special! The Doctor meets some old friends, makes a new one for the second time, and faces some deadly killer snowmen! I CAN’T WAIT but anyway, it should be better from lasts year performance. It was Terrible last year.

  • Esterath

    November 22nd, 2012 - 4:16pm

    They should!

  • 11matt

    November 22nd, 2012 - 11:58am

    i doubt they will air it

  • McGann is the Doctor

    November 21st, 2012 - 12:52pm

    Yes he was.

    I can’t believe he says he’s retired, literally ! He would never ! :O

  • doctorwhoone

    November 21st, 2012 - 7:59am

    Cool, thanks 😉

  • booboo

    November 20th, 2012 - 8:35pm

    will see what we can do


    November 20th, 2012 - 8:29pm

    I was gob smacked when The Doctor said he retired! :O
    isn’t he wearing Amy’s glasses?


    November 20th, 2012 - 8:27pm

    Omg, amazing x Loved the trailer can’t w8 for the Christmas special and 5oth Anniversary x

  • doctorwhoone

    November 20th, 2012 - 7:39pm

    That would make a nice change I have to agree.

    They could probably do a kind of Futurama Christmas episode where Santa is a Robot and he does nasty things to children who have been very very naughty, a kind of anti-Santa.

  • Anonymous

    November 20th, 2012 - 7:30pm

    I hope next year we get a future christmas,in the far future,maybe Christmas on trenzalore,at the end of the 50th anniversary we could have a Christmas cliffhanger

    Christmas on trenzalore

  • doctorwhoone

    November 20th, 2012 - 7:28pm

    Hey BooBoo, love the new look countdown on the main page of this awesome site. The 49th Anniversary part of the banner on the right looks awesome 😉

    I’m going to watch ‘An Unearthly Child’ followed by the most recent episode [The Angels Take Manhatten] on Friday to celebrate Doctor Who’s 49th birthday before the Christmas Special and the BIG 50th Anniversary.

    I was thinking, since some of us often write comments like this that are ‘off topic’ shall we say, how about making a page on this site, like a Guestbook or something.

  • Anonymous

    November 20th, 2012 - 7:25pm

    In order of best

    End of time is my fave

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