Whovians have something extra to look forward to this year on Christmas Weekend.
BBC America is set to broadcast the 2011 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe on December 25th at 9pm.
This will be the second Yuletide special for current and 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. Smith took over the iconic sci-fi role in 2010.
It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.Here is BBC America’s synopsis of the annual event episode.
He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.
Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.
The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…
You can view the trailer below.
To gear up on The Night Before Christmas, you can check out Doctor Who: The Best of The Christmas Specials featuring highlights from the holiday themed adventures of both the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, and Number 11, Matt Smith. The special airs December 24th at 8pm on BBC America.
Though fans hoping for a swift return with new episodes in the New Year will unfortunately have to hold their breath for some time.
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat hints that we won’t see the popular Time Lord and the TARDIS back on the airwaves until the fall of 2012. By that time the character will be firmly positioned in the on-deck circle to set up for what’s in store for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2013.
Have a Happy Who-liday Weekend!