Poll Favorite Christmas episodes

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Emh, Dec 20, 2017.

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What are your THREE favorite Christmas episodes?

  1. The Feast of Steven

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  2. The Christmas Invasion

    14.3%
  3. The Runaway Bride

    14.3%
  4. Voyage of the Damned

    28.6%
  5. The Next Doctor

    19.0%
  6. The End of Time

    19.0%
  7. A Christmas Carol

    66.7%
  8. The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

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  9. The Snowmen

    47.6%
  10. The Time of the Doctor

    23.8%
  11. Last Christmas

    28.6%
  12. The Husbands of River Song

    33.3%
  13. The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. A Girl's Best Friend

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. kirk55555

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    I didn't realize that the poll was for 3, so along with A Christmas Carol I added The Time of The Doctor and The Husbands of River Sing. Both are good episodes (THoRS a bit better then TToTD) that really stand out by having a few spectacular moments (I doubt any Doctor will have such an emotionally effecting, for me at least, regeneration scene as 11 at the end of TTotD and River realizing 12 was The Doctor was just great).
     
  2. Mr Soak

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    The One Doctor was promoted as a Christmas story when it was released in December 2002. The comedy is Mat Lucas's first Who work and it features a post-cretic scene of the Doctor and Mel playing Monopoly, and the Doctor wishes a Merry Christmas to the listeners.
     
  3. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Ah, I had forgotten about that...

    ...but then I seem to be in the vast minority for not enjoying The One Doctor. Didn't know Matt Lucas' work at the time, so I suppose I should give it another go considering how much I loved Nardole.
     
  4. Emperor-Tiberius

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    My actual three picks were Runaway Bride, Christmas Carol and Time of the Doctor. I liked Twice Upon a Time more than two of those, but I also lump it together with the season 10 two-part finale.
     
  5. Mr Soak

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    I was wrong, it's from 2001.

    Then there's Cavan Scott/Mark Wright's other December Big Finish, Bang-Bang-a-Boom! (2002). It's a much less Christmassy take on Babylon 5 and Eurovision. It also saw the introduction of era-appropriate themes.

    Big Finish didn't really do Christmas releases for Doctor Who after that. There may have been Christmas-themed stories, but they weren't promoted as real-world Christmas releases. They do release Christmas one-offs, often free downloads, of other series, though.
     
  6. Emh

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    ...which I liked even less than The One Doctor and I know that's also an unpopular opinion.

    The only Christmas story that they did that resonated for me was The Chimes of Midnight. Mind you, it wasn't really a Christmas story, just one peripherally connected to Christmas.
     
  7. Emperor-Tiberius

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    I'd vote for The Chimes of Midnight, if it was included. Best Eighth Doctor story, solid classic.
     
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  8. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    I honestly didn't even think about the audios. Maybe next time I'll remember. It's a pity the current board platform doesn't allow for multiple questions. A few iterations ago (about ten years) did have that option and I used it all the time.
     
  9. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Nah, its already much to include Sarah Jane's pilot in there. Maybe next time. :)

    Though you should prepare yourself for kirk to come up and ruin the thread with endless complaining about "counting BF fan-fic crap" and such.
     
  10. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Also, I love how The Snowmen is, basically, an origin story for The Great Intelligence, and a smart prequel to its '60's stories, complete with the Doctor basically setting the stage for The Web of Fear. That said, I can't rank it high enough because the Clara stuff is simply insufferable, at least for me.
     
  11. Worf2DS9

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    ^ I actually adored Victorian-era Clara in this episode, and kinda wish she had ended up being the Doctor's new companion instead of contemporary Clara. Damn that ice lady!! :D
     
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  12. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    I don't see how she was different from regular Clara. She was on the nose, highly opinionated and fancied the Doctor. All common traits.
     
  13. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    apart from 'Twice Upon a Time" they're all either unmemorable or pompous. Some think they're better than regular series entries. Nothing wrong with either opinion.
     
  14. Emperor-Tiberius

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    A Christmas Carol was, actually, magical. And unmemorable? How was Donna's first story unmemorable? A giant spider that cocooned itself during Earth's formation... bonkers!
     
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