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Published on December 22nd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

A Christmas Carol is “Jolly”

The Grand Moff has spoken – and he has decreed that The End of Time was a bit dark, hence the decision to make A Christmas Carol nice and “jolly”!

Speaking to the New York Times, the man behind the current incarnation of Doctor Who – which is remarkably different yet strangely the same as his predecessor’s says that he decided to lighten things up this year following the sense of impending doom that followed the Tenth Doctor around in 2009.

“There had been a feeling that we needed a really, really Christmassy one, because the previous [Christmas special] had been David Tennant’s exit from the role,” he explained.

“It had been quite dark and not as Christmassy as normal. We had wanted to reset it and make [this year's episode] a hugely jolly, merry one. Well, jolly, merry and a little bit sad.”

Of course, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol features poverty, infant death and ghosts. We know that Moffat’s A Christmas Carol features poverty and unfair suspended animation so far, so don’t expect Only Fools and Horses

(Via Digital Spy)

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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