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What Did You Think of The Special Last Christmas?

Now that the 2014 Christmas Special has aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

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  • Danny

    December 26th, 2014 - 11:50am


    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2014 - 12:42pm

      yep i agree

  • matt robinson

    December 26th, 2014 - 10:50am

    Oh dear Clara looks like she staying, thought the next season would be better without her, as in the last one she been the central character, taking the limelight off the doctor. Its down hill all the way.

    • THe ergon

      December 26th, 2014 - 12:34pm

      I like clara. It was all that love interest business with danny pink that killed it. A character I hope we,ve seen the back of now.

    • Sid Rat

      December 26th, 2014 - 1:23pm

      I agree with THe ergon, I like Clara, she’s a great companion, it was Danny Pink who was the unwelcome distraction this season. I’m starting to warm to the 12th Doctor now; its taken a whole series, but I am now starting to see/accept him as ‘The Doctor’. Clara has helped with that so I’m looking forward to the next series with Capaldi and Coleman in situ. Its up hill all the way.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 29th, 2014 - 7:57am

      I think Danny could have been better if his one character trait wasn’t that he was a soldier, just so the Doctor could dislike him for being one. (Though that doesn’t fit with how he was friends with soldiers like Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Sergeant Benton, or how he mentioned that Grand Marshall Skaldak deserved the Russian soldiers’ respect because he was a soldier)

  • time dude

    December 26th, 2014 - 10:46am

    It was ok but i do think Clara should go, give Capaldi’s Doctor a new companion to work with. I feel we a different side to the Doctor when they get a new companion.

    • time dude

      December 26th, 2014 - 11:10am

      Also I would like to see a male companion

  • THe ergon

    December 26th, 2014 - 10:46am

    I seriously had doubts about this and thought I,d hate it but my faith has been restored for now. Scary, funny and festive in just the right measure. I,m so relieved that Nick frosts santa and his elves were a dream construct in doctor who world. Iwas worried it was just going to be another over the top festive romp. I don,t think young kids would question whether father Christmas was real or not.

  • matfav518

    December 26th, 2014 - 10:38am

    All in all a good episode with the promise of more to come. Looking forward to good writing, good episodes and enjoyable Sci Fi. Keep the standard high, aim it at adults and the kids will enjoy the ride. Good Sci Fi makes you “think” outside the box.

  • CJ

    December 26th, 2014 - 9:41am

    Great episode, I’ll give it 8/10

    • Sid Rat

      December 26th, 2014 - 1:24pm

      7/10. Liked it.

  • Byron

    December 26th, 2014 - 8:50am

    I did enjoy this episode and my nephew (9 years old) hid behind his pillow through the scary bits.
    The episode kept me guessing right to the end. all in all 10/10

  • the astronaut of death

    December 25th, 2014 - 11:24pm

    What did you think of it booboo?

    • booboo

      December 26th, 2014 - 12:34pm

      Best for a while

      Seemed a bit low budget compared to the RTD era

      More like a padded out episode

      Some great scenes especially the merry Christmas song bit

  • Tim M

    December 25th, 2014 - 11:18pm

    Great episode. Even though the majority of ‘Last Christmas’ is all a dream. It’s not the first time it’s happened in Doctor Who either. ‘Amy’s Choice’ is another one that immediately springs to mind. Plus I’ve always considered (at least by the last couple of minutes of part one, plus up to and including the end of part five), ‘The Mind Robber’ to be a dream of the Doctor’s, by an outside force.

    I really enjoyed ‘Last Christmas’. I thought it was the Best Christmas Special since ‘The Christmas Invasion’. Most Christmas specials for me anyway have been average or fairly poor.

  • 47

    December 25th, 2014 - 10:25pm

    I wish it could have been a past watershed episode, given the censors a Mary Whitehouse moment, and gone all out horror/suspense and given it a 30 Days of Night tonal quality*……..I thought Peter Capaldi was excellent and his Doctor is good for me, I liked the concept (not too original, though), but the supporting cast was not much to write about, and as for the comedy with the elves and Santa, that was abysmal and ruined every part of the episode they were in – story point or not. *see opening sentence.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    December 25th, 2014 - 10:17pm

    Before I begin on my opinion, let me just say something.

    It shocks me the amount of hate this episode is receiving. If this is “worse” than that embarrassing TDTWATW episode, or that really boring The Next Doctor, then I have no clue what to think anymore.

    I thought the whole idea was great. The whole dream within dreams part give me the chills, nevermind the Dream Crabs which themselves gave a scary tone to the episode.

    Ashley was a great character. I wanted her to join the TARDIS crew, though its a shame she isn’t a scientist. It’s been a long time since the Doctor had a companion that intelligent.

    Flaws: The dreams DID get overused. After the fourth one, there was no need for the aged Clara one… It was just there at the end to make us Whovians thing “Yep, Clara’s going.”

    Other than that, great episode, probably ranks 2nd or 3rd in the Christmas Top 10. 😀

    • Anonymous

      December 25th, 2014 - 10:35pm

      There’s not that much hate…it’s just that those who didn’t like it, as usual, leave far more aggressive comments so they stand out more. But if you look at the voting results (as I type this) 70% voted for the top 2 comments. Most people who enjoyed it will vote but not have time to comment but the vast majority of those who disliked it will vote (probably several times) and will always be sure comment so they can spout their negative opinions….like we actually care what they think 🙂

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 26th, 2014 - 5:44am

      I hate it because I felt so many elements were unnecessary, felt like padding, or felt like they were insulting me.

    • Sid Rat

      December 26th, 2014 - 1:32pm

      I agree with theExtremeBlueTardis, I’m surprised at the amount of dislike. I’m not a hater, but I’ve certainly been honest with my posts this season, some of the episodes have been poor, and I was not a fan of Capaldi’s doctor, however I enjoyed ‘Last Christmas’ – 7/10, quite enjoyed Capaldi as the The Doctor, and thought this was leagues ahead of TDTWATW (which is my least favourite DW Xmas special). The concept of it being mostly a dream is fine as it was done well, and when ‘a dream’ was used for the Amy’s Choice episode, I liked that too.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2014 - 10:10pm

    Best Xmas special by a country mile….had everything, laughs, horror, Sci fi, creepiness, fun…..and Santa!!

  • Tardis 79

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:54pm

    Thought it was a great episode!

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:30pm

    I thought it was absolutely brilliant, favourite Christmas Special by a mile. I found the whole story very interesting (a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream ect…) though it did get a bit silly around the aged Clara time though I thought this was still touching especially seeing the similarities between that Clara and the aged 11th Doctor, and I think that would have been a good and quite ironic way for Clara to go. I loved the sleigh ride over London and all the supporting characters (it sort of got them involved in new, unusual ways such as the book reading). Finally I liked how Santa was the sign that it was a dream – I found this quite smart. Overall my favourite Capaldi story so far though I hated the elves they made me want to melt into the sofa watching with my family 🙄

    • Trenzalore

      December 25th, 2014 - 9:30pm

      Sorry that was me 😳

  • Amy

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    Loved it!!!!
    Thought that episode was really interesting!
    Best one yet!!!

  • Ian

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:24pm


    Made worse by Clara staying.

    Really, really awful.

  • Toby

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:23pm

    really bad episode

  • Nigel M

    December 25th, 2014 - 9:07pm

    OK, I got as far as Nick Frost holding a jar containing a crab then I gave up and refused to watch any more of this absurd claptrap. Is this seriously what Doctor Who has become ?

    • Trenzalore

      December 25th, 2014 - 9:32pm

      If you only watch that far then no wonder you found it absurd! 😆

  • Harold Saxon

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:59pm

    Excellent Epispode,i found it more enjoyable than last years,the horror elements were good and guest stars were good,not the worst xmas special.

  • Dalek Supreme

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:51pm

    A complete shambles

    Nick Frost was good, and had an interesting twist. However, the amount of stuff it reuses is criminal. Alien, Arthur Christmas, Inception to name a few. The dream crabs were actually pretty cool, and could have deserved their own episode.

    The overall plot was…inconsistent. One minute we’re in Ridley Scott’s Alien, then it’s Christmas with the dreariest supporting characters ever. If the ideas were original, it wouldn’t be half bad. But there’s the feeling that we’ve seen it all before, and done better the first time.

    It wasn’t even funny, for a Christmas episode. Quite possibly the second worst Christmas episode in modern Who, with the utterly awful Time of the Doctor last year. I’ve had enough with Moffat’s terrible writing. Clara is still the worst written character I’ve ever seen in Dr. Who, and she hasn’t changed at all in two series.

    It just makes me mad about how Moffat can steal ideas from other things, and re purpose them with about three others, and people find it good.

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      December 25th, 2014 - 9:27pm

      I completely agree with you. In fact I couldn’t of put it better myself!

    • Anonymous

      December 25th, 2014 - 9:45pm

      quite correct. it was absolute bilge & certainly not only the worst christmas special but also the biggest pile of drivel of an episode yet. moffat really needs to go. seasson 8 was dire & i’m not looking forward to season 9 at all!

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 26th, 2014 - 5:55am

      With the exception of your hate for The Time of the Doctor (not a perfect episode by any means, but I still found it to be a largely) enjoyable experience, I completely agree. What really got me was how Moffat trolled us by writing an emotional goodbye for Clara, and then completely disregarding it.

    • Dalek Supreme

      December 27th, 2014 - 11:03am

      Clara is terribly written, period. Coleman’s a good actress, but unfortunately she only has about 3 emotions. I love the Doctor, I love Danny, I hate the Doctor and now I’m going to cry.

      If she would just leave/killed off or whatever, I would be happy. It’s just a dreadful character.

      Btw, my hate for Tiime of the Doctor is just that it’s a complete mess, and kinda dumb. It’s definetly a better one of Moffat’s. It’s just…bad. Not terrible, just good ol’ bad.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 29th, 2014 - 8:02am

      Eh, she became more of a character this past season. Definitely not the best companion, but at least she has a consistent personality.

      I’m just mad that we were shown that she died, only “Oh! It’s just another dream! Do-over!”

      Well, a lot of explanations were rushed, and most of the first third of the episode is kinda forgettable, but I felt it really picked up once the Doctor discovered the crack, and the regeneration was brilliant. =

  • Doctor Stu

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:24pm

    What did I seriously just watch…..I need a lie down

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:23pm

    I couldn’t get into that at all. I had real trouble understanding it. Worst Christmas special since The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 26th, 2014 - 5:57am

      At least Matt Smith was entertaining enough to make his comedic scenes funny. Peter Capaldi, obviously having to play a more serious Doctor, in no fault of his own, has to play everything completely straight. All this one has was the criminally underused Nick Frost as Santa Claus.

  • dalek105

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:10pm

    BEST 12TH DOCTOR EPISODE YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • doctor no more

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:58pm

    worst Christmas special yet,thank goodness clara was in it and is staying.compared to past Christmas specials with 10th or 11th doctor got to be bottom of the list,you just have to watch the snowmen or tenants episodes that out class this poor effort,what a shame its getting rubbish.

  • Gallifrey Will Rise Again

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:57pm

    I loved the title sequence makeover. I thought the ending was absolute perfection! i fell for it hook line and sinker i genuinely thought her story done, so pleased it isn’t. also the way that aged clara mirrored the doctor from last year was very moving. I thought that girl from fresh meat (shona) could actually be a decent companion.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:26pm

    It was a bit weird

    But I loved it very christmasy and I loved the title sequence make over.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 26th, 2014 - 5:58am

      To be honest, one of the only things I DID like about this episode was the amazing title sequence. A brilliant twist on the already amazing title sequence introduced in Series 8.

  • Hifi orno

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:25pm

    It was great

    • Emperor Of The Daleks

      December 26th, 2014 - 9:01am

      I thought the exact same thing. She was the only well written supporting character in the whole episode.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:19pm

    Shona was calling the Doctor a magician, does that mean she’s returning?

    • Kiek

      December 25th, 2014 - 7:47pm

      No, brobably not

  • T4RD1S

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:18pm


  • The Silent Silent

    December 25th, 2014 - 7:17pm



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