This year’s movie-scale Doctor Who Christmas special will be called The Snowmen, and the episode will introduce the new companion, a new look for the Doctor and a new monster that will have families shivering behind their sofas.
Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: “The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favourite 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 He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it.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...”
Doctor Who will return to BBC One in December for the Christmas special, with a further eight epic episodes in spring next year.