The first, extremely brief look at this year's Doctor Who Christmas special has arrived, and I think showrunner Steven Moffat may be trying to put a bit of coal in Who fans' stockings, metaphorically speaking. Even with Nick Frost as Santa, this looks like the darkest holiday special yet.

And seeing as previous specials included the Doctor spending decades fighting a more or less useless war and two kids discovering their dad was probably dead right before Christmas itself, , that's really saying something. Sending the message "YOU ARE DYING" is not acceptable Christmas behavior, even in the most secular of households. Still, seeing Frost as what may end up being history's most badass Santa may make up for however many people Moffat is murdering in the episode. Unless he murders Santa...

[Via The Mary Sue]