Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012: The Snowmen

In an interesting contrast to the Christmas special two years ago, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol: this time it is the Doctor who is grumpy around Christmas because Amy and Rory have left him. Not even the efforts of some friends who know exactly who he is helps, nor does being in Victorian England help. However, he is needed because a psychic snow has invaded the earth. It is alright now, but when it learns how to be human in snow form , well the human race doesn’t have a chance. A young woman named Clara runs into one of these snowmen at the same time she runs into the Doctor. He can’t erase her memory since then she won’t know how to defend herself against the snowmen. She ends up pulling the Doctor back into events against his will. It turns out that the snow has been using a man most of his life, reflecting back at him his darkest thoughts. It also seems it is really the Great Intelligence that is doing this. The Doctor gives in and decides to make Clara his companion – right before she is mortally wounded. Her tears and the tears of the family she works for save the day – the psychic snow reflects back their sorrow turning the snow into rain. She dies – but it turns out the Doctor has met her before. She was the same person who he met during his last encounter with the Daleks. He is determined to find her again . . .

Here are some observations. Grumpy Doctor isn’t much fun. Thank goodness for his friends – who are rather hillarious^^; Clara is great. I can’t wait to see more of her. Love the new look of the Tardis and the Doctor’s new wardrobe, though I wonder if he will modify it a bit now that he isn’t grumpy. This may be the best Christmas special yet for Doctor Who.

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