Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. Written by
Did You Know?
The planet where the village of Christmas is located, is Trenzalore, revealed in "The Name of the Doctor" (#7.13) as The Doctor's final resting place. Trenza is the Spanish word for braid and lore is the body of knowledge. See more
This episode makes a point that the Doctor is out of regenerations, counting the War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor's regeneration into himself towards the end of Series 4. However, in "The Impossible Astronaut", it was shown that the Doctor was killed for real since he was killed during his regeneration. Of course, it was revealed that that wasn't really the Doctor in "The Wedding of River Song", but it still suggested that he had another regeneration left. See more
The Eleventh Doctor
[before his Regeneration
We all change, when you think about it we're all different people all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good, you gotta keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day I swear, I'll always remember when The Doctor was me.
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more