Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dr Who : The Snowmen ~ Christmas Night On BBC America

Like Sticky Toffee Pudding and Christmas Crackers all great holiday traditions on this side of the Atlantic start in the UK years before they are adopted stateside. And so that tradition continued in this second decade of the 21st Century with the Doctor Who Christmas Specials.

Since the revival of the Doctor Who series on BBCone in 2005, Christmas Specials have been a part of the merry making of the holiday. Sadly in the US we had to wait months before those specials were shown in the US. Starting in 2010 with the sixth Dr Who Who Christmas Special "A Christmas Carol" everything changed : it was the first special that was shown in the US the same day it was shown in the UK.

The tradition continues in 2012 with the eighth Christmas Special "The Snowmen" that will be shown on BBCone in the UK and on BBCAmerica several hours later in the US on Christmas Day. Matt Smith returns as the 11th Doctor and introduces us to Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor's new companion, Clara. Charles Dickens pretty much wrote the rule that the best Christmas stories are set in Victorian England, this episode is no different being set in 1892.

Now if we could only start driving on the proper side of the road all would be good in America.