Yesterday Doctor Who announced the title of its Christmas special, which is “The Snowmen,” set to air on Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. EST. The special shows the Scrooge-like Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman) trying to save Christmas from Doctor Simeon (thespian Richard. E. Grant) and an army of ice snowmen. Coleman will step in as the Doctor’s new companion after the departure of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill from the show.
“For this year’s Christmas special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon, as well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged warriors from the future, who all return to convince the Doctor that he should board the TARDIS again and save the world,” Smith said. “Add to that Jenna-Louise Coleman and so begins the Christmas Special 2012. I hope everyone enjoys it!”
BBC America gave a sneak peek of the special, which you can watch below. You can also see a prequel to the special below that, titled “The Great Detective.”