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Doctor Who Christmas Special Teaser Trailer

Something sinister is afoot… does the Doctor need a helping hand from Santa?



  • Rug

    November 11th, 2014 - 7:50pm

    Definitely Ice Warriors, just listen to the familiar rattle noise in the trailer when it opens it’s mouth. You can compare this to the noises in Cold War if you wish.

    • Anonymous

      November 12th, 2014 - 9:36am

      Hope that’s true, I like the Ice Warriors!!

  • The Doctor and Handles

    November 11th, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Looks great!


    November 11th, 2014 - 6:43pm

    Glad to finally see Nick Frost turn up in Doctor Who, since his buddy and co-star of film ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Paul’ and ‘At the Worlds End’ Simon Pegg appeared as ‘The Editor’ in series 1’s ‘The Long Game’.

  • Robert Adams AKA Sutekh

    November 11th, 2014 - 6:29pm

    Oh, you’d better watch out!
    Santa Claus and Doctor Who PLUS Alien crossover is coming to town!
    Stay away from those Robot Santas and Christmas Trees.

  • Exterminator

    November 11th, 2014 - 2:51pm

    I just had a thought, Santa must be a time lord! How else does he get round the whole planet in just one night to deliver all the presents? His sleigh is a Tardis! It must be able to travel through time and be bigger on the inside to carry enough presents for every child in the world.
    Is this the return of the meddling monk?


      November 11th, 2014 - 6:39pm

      There may have been a time when the Doctor himself might have once been Santa himself.

      Rose: “Look at you, beaming around like it’s Christmas”.

      The Doctor: “Who says I’m not ?. Red Bicycle when you was 12 !”.

      Rose: “What ??”.


    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 11th, 2014 - 10:15pm

      Actually, The Doctor Who One, that was pretty much retconned that idea when he showed a kid a picture of him with Santa Claus and Albert Einstein, even implying they went on guy’s nights out.

      Actually, I like that idea better than the Doctor actually being Santa Claus, since the Doctor’s already Merlin.

  • anon

    November 11th, 2014 - 12:46am

    Series 8 of Doctor Who was the most weakest, poorest series to date.

    Terrible storylines, apart from a few EPs.
    Very wooden acting from Capaldi.
    Highly annoying relation of Clara and Danny.
    And the finale was very disturbing, especially for those who have recently lost a loved one and they see a story where a deceased person is begging not to be cremated.

    A new head writer needs to be employed, as the drivel that is coming from Moffat is cringeworthy.

    And this is from someone who has watched the show since the first episode.

    • paddy

      November 11th, 2014 - 12:43pm

      I buried an uncle two days before the finale part one- the episode did not bother me in the slightest.
      If you have watched the series from the first episode (assuming you mean 1963 as opposed to 2005), do you really believe McCoy’s debut season was better than this one?
      I was unsure of Capaldi after viewing the first few episodes but he grew on me greatly – look forward to seeing what he does with the character in the future (or past as the case may be!)

  • Dalek Supreme

    November 10th, 2014 - 10:38pm

    Well, you got my attention Dr. Who, now make it good!

  • Wm.

    November 10th, 2014 - 4:46am

    Very hard to live-up to Tennant and Smith, but doing well. Keep Clara. She is the conscience and is meant to be a strong counterpart.

  • Lee Llewellyn-Thornhill

    November 10th, 2014 - 12:36am

    Can’t agree with the people moaning about series 8, I think this has been one of the strongest series since the Moff took overand I think his writing since he took over has got worse, I liked it when RTD was in charge and the Moff just wrote the odd episode, I’m glad he has taken a bit of 2nd fiddle in the writing this series and do like the direction the show is going in, it needed the darkness, scariness again, hated the writing during Matt Smiths reign up until mid series 7 & 50th show. Think Peter is going to go down as the GREATEST Doctor ever, really love his character traits and interplay between him and Clara, and HOPING we have not seen the last of Missy loved her naughty nature. I don’t want more Moffat fairy tale stories rubbish as what he did with Matt really annoyed me and to me in a lot of ways Matt’s reign for me was ruined by Moffat’s writing and the samey rubbish he wrote. I’m hoping that maybe its a new monster in the Christmas story, I would actually like to see the Slitheen back too, loved them especially Margaret Slitheen. Please too change the new version of the Theme, don’t like it, it sounds cheap.

    • paula

      November 10th, 2014 - 7:39pm

      My son and I agree. Great new doctor just hope the writing can match the caliber of the actors involved and yes the new version of the theme tune and graphics are not up to scratch.

  • The Lost Moon of Poosh

    November 9th, 2014 - 10:37pm

    It looks great… dark but Santa adding that little bit of playfulness that’s always there

  • Doctordredd67

    November 9th, 2014 - 10:23pm

    You’d better watch out……..
    for the spinning christams trees ! 🙂

  • Handbot10

    November 9th, 2014 - 4:18pm

    Nick Frost as Santa, okay. In my opinion it is a good idea to add Santa. Only because recently the series has been going so dark. The show is becoming less child-friendly by the second. Death in Heaven probably being the worst culprit. This should make it a little more like a kids show again. But the aliens look good. Really want it to be the ice warriors but its prably a new monster.

    • The Figure Adventurer

      November 11th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      Or the Sea Devils… I’ve heard that. AND I REALLY HOPE IT IS!!!!

  • the astronaut of death

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:06pm

    santa clause, doctor who, aliens , moffat

    Christmas is coming!

  • Peter Tennant

    November 9th, 2014 - 11:56am

    Has anyone noticed when the doctor says who you gonna call there is someone standing in the tardis doorway. I wonder who it is.

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:46pm

      Looks like a cyberman to me…

    • CJ

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:58pm

      It could be Journey Blue

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2014 - 12:29pm

      Looks like Santa to me…which kinda fits 🙂

  • NathanWho

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:31am

    oh dear santa claus
    but the aliens! yeah look cool and would totally buy a figure of them!

    • MrHaloWho

      November 9th, 2014 - 10:11am

      I’m sure NONE of the alien designs came from Alien. The silver teeth, the mouth opening slowly with saliva dripping from it.

  • CJ

    November 9th, 2014 - 8:23am

    This looks really good, better not be a let down!


    November 9th, 2014 - 8:01am

    A L I E N . . . . In space, no one can hear you scream.

    KILL THE MOON . . . . In space, no one can hear you scream on the Moon.

    2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL . . . . On Earth, no one can hear you scream at the North Pole.

  • gbswales

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:23am

    I don’t mind what Christmas brings as long as Clara doesn’t leave the series. campaign to keep the impossible girl….!!

    • Doctor Who 64

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:23am

      Definitely 😉

    • Doctor Who 64

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:44am

      She can not be taken off the show!!!!

    • Kiek

      November 9th, 2014 - 7:23am

      It’s already too late

    • The Doctor and Handles

      November 9th, 2014 - 8:21am

      Don’t reckon, she might just skip this then be back next year!? (we live in hope)

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:53am

      its time for a new companion

    • Ian

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:58pm

      All Christmases come at once if she is really gone!!

      Shame she wasn’t killed.

    • CJ

      November 9th, 2014 - 6:02pm

      You know shes confirmed for the Christmas Special?

    • Ian

      November 9th, 2014 - 7:13pm

      No I didn’t.

      I am so bitterly disappointed with Clara that I really believe my 35 years watching the show is drawing to a close. She just spoils it.

      I am all for strong women characters – but Clara is arrogant, self centred, takes centre stage over the Doctor every time and generally turns the Sci-fi into a soap.

      Dr Who is turning to plop.

      A shame because left to his own devices, I think Peter has the ability to be one of the best Doctors for years.

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      I say either keep Clara or bring back Danny and send them both off

    • paula

      November 10th, 2014 - 7:45pm

      Clare was difficult to watch. She made a lot of the suspense parts unbelievable as if watching pantomime. She has no credibility or breadth in the emotions she uses as if everything is a game. We switched off half way through the Matt Smith reign. He was good but the mixture of writing, plus Clare was too much. Come back to watch the new doctor and his lines and banter are great. Keeping us back in..just.

  • Owen

    November 9th, 2014 - 12:18am


    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:40am

      prepare for return of the ice warriors!

    • Kiek

      November 9th, 2014 - 6:48am

      No and no. Definetely a new monster.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    November 8th, 2014 - 10:54pm

    Hmmm, have to agree with people here. The episode looks good, but the downsides are how the Santa character will come across and the darkness of the episode. This looks dark, and frankly I prefer a Christmas episode to have more jolly times.
    Maybe it’ll beat The Snowmen, who knows. c;

    • Kiek

      November 9th, 2014 - 7:09am

      Yes, I agree

  • ZygonTerror

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:55pm

    I think it could be the return of the Sea Devils.
    They certainly sound like them and they’re clearly reptilian looking

    • ZygonTerror

      November 8th, 2014 - 10:22pm

      Or maybe even more likely Krynoids due to the arctic setting and the slimy thing that is opening could be a mouth or a krynoid pod which was slimy also in The Seeds of Doom. Plus they made the same sound.

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:48pm

      It’ll be a new monster

  • the astronaut of death

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:50pm

    I really hope it is not too dark

    I see doctor who Christmas specials as a break from all the doom and gloom and they are here to spread a bit of Christmas cheer

    so lets hope for a Christmassy episode and not a doom and gloom sotry

  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Doctor Who. Except I watch it on Boxing Day… It feels closer now than it did this morning. I suppose it is really. But it feels like it’s…well…like it’s upon us even more. It’s exhilarating and exciting.

  • Trenzalore

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    Doesn’t look too good in my opinion. Bet it’s just ‘Yes, I’m the real Santa. Ho, ho, ho’ for about half the episode then we actually find out he’s a Slitheen or something, stealing children’s presents (bet kids will be involved somewhere too 🙄 )

    • starshipalaska

      November 8th, 2014 - 10:29pm

      Hah, amazing, best thing I’ve read today: sad truth is you’re almost certainly right.

  • TMD

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:44pm

    Good grief…. looks limper than the series

    • Dalekparadigm2

      November 8th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      In your opinion that is. Others really liked most of the series.

    • Ian

      November 9th, 2014 - 4:00pm

      Worst series since it came back.
      But best Doctor (although Clara stole the lime light). 🙁

  • the astronaut of death

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:33pm

    this looks amazing

    cant wait to get a children in need trailer next week!

  • Owen

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:31pm

    Journey Blue?!

    • The five doctors

      November 9th, 2014 - 3:06pm

      That’s what I was thinking looks a lot like Journey Blue maybe the new companion ?

    • Owen

      November 9th, 2014 - 6:22pm

      But you know the doctor he does not take soilders

    • The Long Scarf

      November 9th, 2014 - 9:51pm

      I does look like journey blue… but if you remember he was very hard on her being a soldier last time

    • KJ5IK

      November 10th, 2014 - 2:41am

      Jo Grant was a soldier, Harry Sullivan was a soldier, the Brigadier was a soldier (although not a companion).

    • The five doctors

      November 15th, 2014 - 1:36am

      Maybe she’s given up being a soldier just to be with the doctor ?

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    It certainly has potential.

  • Doctor Hugh

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    this looks sooo cool

  • obey the whispermen

    November 8th, 2014 - 9:09pm

    This looks like it may be one of the best (but scary) Christmas specials ever. Absolutely cant wait. Also those aliens look like the creatures from the movie called alien.

    • galifrey

      November 8th, 2014 - 11:13pm

      Xenomorphs ?


      November 9th, 2014 - 7:59am

      YEAH !!.

    • The Werewolf

      November 10th, 2014 - 10:44pm

      And here was me thinking that ripping of the Alien design once (in Dragonfire) was enough, but I see they have to do it again.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      November 11th, 2014 - 7:13pm

      All that seems missing is when their opening their mouths seeing the extenadable teeth going right through peoples skulls.

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