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Cozy Up to Your Screen With This Doctor Who Christmas Fireplace

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the TARDIS...
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the TARDIS...
Image: BBC America

Plus, if you watch carefully, you’ll spot a few surprises!

As all Doctor Who fans know by now, there’ll be no 2018 Christmas special to cap off Jodie Whitaker’s landmark first season as the Thirteenth Doctor. But what’s perhaps a new tradition in the making begins on January 1, with a New Year’s Day special that will see the Doctor (with a jaunty new winter accessory) and her friends face “a terrifying evil.


Obviously we can’t wait for that. But before Earth makes its final stand, please enjoy this wonderfully festive Doctor Who yule log situation. It runs for two hours and features a special cameo or two along the way. Who needs a real fireplace when you’ve got this TARDIS garland-bedecked hearth?

The Doctor Who New Year’s special premieres January 1 on BBC America.

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Daleks roasting on an open fire.

Jack Harkness hitting on your bro,

Yuletide carols being sung by a Weeping Angel,

And folks dressed up like Cybermen.

Everybody knows a Tardis and a sonic screwdriver,

Help to make the season bright.

Lady Cassandra with her skin all aglow,

Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

She knows that the Doctor’s on his/her way

He/She’s loaded lots of companions in his/her Tardis

And ev’rymother’s Empty Child is gonna spy

To see if Demons really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase

From The Doctors One to Ninety-two

Although it’s been said many times,

Many ways: “merry christmas to you.”