Well according to the ever reliable Daily Star for this year’s Christmas special we’ll be leaving behind the great Victorian novelist and his formidable body of work and instead have a tale based on the C.S Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Steven Moffat has promised a wintry tale including snow, a Narnia like forest and an ‘icy baddy’:
“If you thought last year’s show was the most Christmassy ever, then think again.”
This years special sees the Doctor crash-land in war-torn England. Posing as the caretaker of a creepy old house in Dorset he embarks on a magical mystery adventure with Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril. Naturally, there will be surprises in store as the Doctor leads them into a magical adventure.
But it’s not just the children who have an adventure in store according to Moffat:
“The Doctor at Christmas – nothing is more fun to write. It’s maybe because it’s so his kind of day. Everything’s bright and shiny, everybody’s having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat.
Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith’s is the one who was born for this time of year, so it’s the best news possible that he’s heading back down the chimney.”
Well, the Doctor will likely need cheering up after the shocking season finale next week…