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)