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A Silurian, a maid and a Sontaran in the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Snowmen"

The BBC’s Online Doctor Who Advent Calendar 2012

‘Tis the season and all that, and while Christmas is upon us and the long winter nights draw in, it’s nice to know that the good Doctor will keep us company.

A Silurian, a maid and a Sontaran in the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Snowmen"

Not only do we get our festive episode on December 25th (how good does The Snowmen look?) but every day until then we also get a new window to open on our Doctor Who advent calendar courtesy of the BBC.

Day four of the advent calendar surprise is a short video with Steven Moffat discussing the fantastic size of the Daleks and also one of their greatest adventures, The Evil of the Daleks.

Moffat also talks about one of Doctor Who’s most enduring storytelling techniques that it makes use of, juxtaposition. Our favourite show has always utilised this incredibly well but it’s nice to hear Moffat’s views on how it helps to tell a better story.

If you’ve not had a chance to check out the free advent calendar as yet, you’re missing a treat. So far we’ve been given a short interview with new companion Jenna Louise-Coleman, five wallpapers for your computer with pictures from The Snowmen and another video featuring Steven Moffat discussing the first ever Skaro based Doctor Who adventure, The Daleks.

Get in the Christmas mood by checking the latest surprises in the Doctor Who advent calendar!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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