25 December 2012 10:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It was the first Christmas episode to be genuinely scary and Clara has us all intrigued – this was the best festive Doctor Who special in years

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who have been watching the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen it

'You poured your darkest dreams into a snowman, and look what it became'

Welcome back, Merry Christmas, and wow. The Snowmen was easily the finest Christmas special under this regime. After last year's dog's giblets of an episode, it needed to be, but this poetic romp was actually the best since The Christmas Invasion, and possibly better. It had everything we like about Doctor Who (frights, romance, running, a menacing baddie, lizard people) while being just sentimental enough to tick off a lot of things we like about Christmas.

But this was no retelling of a festive classic. Bravely, perhaps foolishly, »

- Dan Martin

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Neil Gaiman
"Doctor Who" (2005)
Ian McKellen


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners