People are very conflicted over Stephen Moffat's reign as show runner, but -- if anything -- this Christmas special proves just how masterful his storytelling can be when it's firing on all cylinders. It's inventive, fun, and deeply emotional, full of incredible little sci-fi/fantasy concepts, and exactly the kind of tale only Doctor Who can tell. I choked up by the end the first time I watched this, and have returned to it again and again as one of the single best stand-alone tales of the Matt Smith / Moffat era, and the two following Christmas specials (sadly) vastly pale in comparison. Check it it out.
Where is 2011 special
By Look now
Where is the 2011 Christmas special??
A modern Christmas Carol
I didn't get to see this until after I finished watching the end of season 6. It is an excellent and heart touching story. It has no monsters or bogeymen, just the Doctor trying to save 4004 lives. The happy with a touch of bittersweet ending was perfect. I think this show will be part of my Christmas tradition from now on.
By BOB AND LARY
It was so good
A freaking Christmas Shark? Really?!?
Edge of your seat thrills followed closely by stuttering fits of laughter. Deserves every award that can be lavished upon it. Best episode (?) yet. Will be hard to top but something tells me they will really try.
Something new to watch every Christmas...
Store error, episode awesome
Great episode, performances by the actors were wonderful. Only complaint is that the store categorizes it as season 1 so, it's filed in with my season 1 episodes and is not able to be changed.
Classic Doctor Who
This is certainly up to par for the Doctor! There were many twists and surprises to keep it interesting, and it was well told! I wish the next episode will come soon!
By Meaghan OwlLover
I was so happy when I found out that it was showing the same day as it was in England this year because usually we have to wait til January to see it it is so awesome it's a very odd version of a christmas carol but it was awesome anyway. it passed the "my brother test" and he's pretty hard to get to sit down for an hour and watch Doctor Who! Which means it must be good.My dad, who never has time to watch Doctor Who watched it to! I'm not so sure if my mom watched it but I know she likes Doctor Who. Five Stars!!!!!(plus five exclamation points)
Just 4 (or 5) more days...!!!
By angela m.
My first Christmas with the Doctor, and so glad it's written by Steven Moffat, YAY! And oddly enough i've actually felt surprisingly Christmassy this year (normally i don't, lol) because i've had the Doctor Who Christmas Special to look forward to =)
Plus I really really want to see Matt in the santa hat lol... Ah, and hellooo bow tie, i've missed you! Yep -- bow ties ARE cool.
PS. Now that i've watched it twice -- the second watching was key, because i bawled even more than in my first watching. i think it's because the first time there are so many new things to look at, like the Doctor flipping back and forth, the fish, etc. -- which, once my brain knew what they were about and their place in the story, was then able to get even deeper into the heart of the story.
And i was thrilled with Murray Gold's new variations here of I Am The Doctor! (yes i'm a bit obsessed with that track) So did i enjoy my first Doctor Who Christmas with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith and Murray Gold? In a word -- in one very simple word -- YES!
An interesting take on the Christmas Carol
By Sunday Silence99
It was an interesting take on the Christmas Carol. However, I do wonder why it auto re-downloaded, replacing the original download of the episode. That's never happened before with iTunes.