This Story: 2014 Christmas Special. Production code 8.13
Overall: Story 253, Episode 819
Airdate: 25 Dec 2014
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst
- Not officially part of Series 8 or Series 9, but I needed to put it somewhere, and since it’s in the same calendar year as Series 8, I chose to put it there.
- The opening titles were customized slightly with snow on the Tardis in the time tunnel as well as Capaldi & Coleman’s names fading into snow as well.
- Professor Albert was played by Michael Troughton, son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Michael’s brother David was in Doctor Who in three separate stories with the 2nd, 3rd, & 10th Doctors.
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#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 819 - Last Christmas (Story 253, Serial 8.13) - 25 Dec 2014 #DoctorWho 1/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 26, 2023
2014's Xmas special is everywhere. It's part horror/Alien movie & part fantasy (what with Santa being an actual character). It was supposed to be the last ep for Clara, but Jenna C pic.twitter.com/kCkhDCXEPP
#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 819 - Last Christmas (Story 253, Serial 8.13) - 25 Dec 2014 #DoctorWho 2/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) September 26, 2023
decided to stay at last min (hence ending & possible new companion - Shona). Has my fav Capaldi line - "There's a horror movie named Alien? No wonder everyone keeps invading you!". pic.twitter.com/GDsOMgJstj