The BBC have released the story synopsis for this year’s festive special.
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.
King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?
All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
It is said that in River time it’s just after “The Angels Take Manhattan” and the loss of her parents to 1930’s New York and the Weeping Angels.
It doesn’t really matter, but for those who care, it’s immediately after The Angels Take Manhattan . River’s just seen Matt Smith’s Doctor lose Amy and Rory, and obviously before The Name of the Doctor  because she’s dead in that.”
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat told the Radio Times the Christmas episode would be a “great romp”, but has warned fans there is “not a lot of Christmas in it”.
“The big deal is Doctor number 12 encountering River and vice versa,” said Moffat. “It’s strange because they’re now, in our human terms, the perfect couple. They’re both sexy older people.
“It’s always been slightly strange before with Matt Smith. Now they could actually be married. It works.”
Moffat said River provided a nice bridge for fans mourning Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, who was killed off last weekend.
“We’ve just lost Clara, so I didn’t want to go straight into a new companion,” said Moffat.
“I’ll be honest, I brought River Song back in because I thought there was a possibility I’d never write [Doctor Who] again, so that’d be my goodbye.
“But also, I really fancied it. I hadn’t written River for a couple of years, and I’d missed her.”
The special is expected to air Christmas Day with the time to be confirmed.
Then in The US you can watch it again in the Theaters on Dec 28th and 29th.
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