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Title: The Snowmen
The Doctor and Clara embark on a mission to save Christmas from the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant) and his army of icy snowmen.
Steven Moffat says...
"The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favorite 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 He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it.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 says...
"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!"
UK: 25 Dec, time unknown
BBCA: 25 Dec 9:00pm ET/PT
Space (Canada) 25 Dec 9:00 p.m. ET (will be having a Doctor Who marathon that day and the next. More info)
ABC1 (Australia) 26 Dec 7.30pm (2 previous X-Mas specials will also show that day)