Official Synopsis and Stills Released for Upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special


The recent release of the Doctor Who Christmas Special trailer, titled “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” (an obvious play on the Narnia classic, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis) has had fans clamoring for Christmas for something other than gifts… and this recent bout of news may just have you even more excited!

The BBC has released the official synopsis for The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe along with a set of stills from the episode! First up, the synopsis:

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.

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…

The stills released by the BBC show the Doctor along with the Christmas episode’s three new characters, Madge Arwell, Lily Arwell, and Cyril Arwell. Noticably missing? Amy, Rory, and River. This might not bode well for the future of our three companions in the Doctor Who series…

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Are you excited for The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe?


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