Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men. Unless you’re a certain TARDIS-dwelling Time Lord, in which case the forthcoming festive season is going to be a time of terrifying, slavering beasties.
That is one of the apparent takeaways from a teaser trailer for this year’s special Christmas episode of Doctor Who, which the BBC has released ahead of tonight’s season finale of the long-running British time travel show. In 2014’s Yuletide show, regular Doctor Who cast members Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are joined by guest stars Michael Troughton (son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton), Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen, and Hot Fuzz star Nick Frost, who is playing a certain Mr S. Claus.
You can see the teaser trailer for this year’s special Christmas episode of Doctor Who below.