We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
By Steven Moffat
“Santa Claus does not do the scientific explanation.”
It’s Christmas and everyone is gathering together with friends and family to celebrate the festive holiday either for religious beliefs or not. But most of all a huge number of people around the world celebrate Christmas with something altogether different in mind and that would be the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special. At the time this is the 10th year in a row that Doctor Who fans will be watching a Doctor Who episode on Christmas day and this time will be treated to the first one with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. Last Christmas is also boasting a unique meet up between The Doctor and a certain resident of the North Pole. But was it good as a Christmas pudding or will it be a Scrooge and give us a humbug.
I found the elves to be pretty funny as one of them was played by Dan Starkey who also plays Strax the Sontaran. I found their names to be amusing as one was Wolf which must have been in reference to Bad Wolf Rose and Ian in reference to Ian Chesterston. Surely this was taken from the Doctor’s memories and something I thought was pretty funny. Plus when you think about it you can’t have Santa without his elves and Rudolph and reindeer. I didn’t like the car fob turning Rudolph off reminded me of The Doctor doing it to the TARDIS in the End of Time which was an eye roller also.
Last Christmas was a very entertaining and a fun Christmas Special to watch. Right from the get go when Clara sees Santa and his crashed sled it had fun written all over it. Last Christmas was an all-around enjoyable Christmas Special that helps us forget the failures of Christmas past.
Grade B +