DOCTOR WHO’s August Christmas Gift

The BBC’s official Web site this week released the first image from the filming of the 2010 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special. I am thrilled and relieved to see that Matt Smith will be wearing essentially the same costume, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see him don a festive bow tie! Click the pic to see it in its hi-rez glory.

In case you missed it last month, the BBC issued a statement in which show-runner Steven Moffat did his best to tease and torment fans (but in an affectionate way): “Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon. And … oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I’m fairly sure they did it ironically!”

This is what we know about the special for certain:
-Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill return as the Doctor, Amy and Rory, respectively.
Sir Michael Gambon (Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies) will be a guest star, as will a Welsh opera singer named Katherine Jenkins.
-It will be an hour long.

I don’t know about you, but I’m already impatient for Christmas! I loved loved loved Smith’s interpretation of the 11th Doctor, and I’m dying to see more…! Is it Christmas yet? Is it?

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