At the end of “Death in Heaven,” we got a snippet from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, “Last Christmas” which features Nick Frost as THE Santa Claus. In an interview with Den of Geek, Peter Capaldi revealed a few more tasty tidbits about what the Doctor and Clara will face. Calling it “both incredibly festive and jolly,” and “terrifying” Twelve says we’re in for a delicious treat.
“Santa basically appears on Clara Oswald’s roof with his elves, but this - which otherwise might be an excuse for cheer and happiness - is actually a nightmarish development. And only the Doctor knows why this is a nightmarish development, so he has to arrive and save her from what Santa’s going to bring into her life.”
On Nick Frost’s Santa:
“He’s the real Santa, which is great - he’s not a Santa robot or a Santa alien or anything like that; he’s the real genuine Santa Claus, which is brilliant.”
[Capaldi calls Nick Frost] “Hilarious. I’m not a person who corpses very much, but Nick makes me laugh. And obviously he knows that, so he’ll deliberately try and provoke it. There’s lots of outtakes of me hiding behind monsters and things, giggling! But he’s a wonderful idea because he brings a great deal of jollity, fun and humour into the role; he’s very convincing as Santa Claus.”
On the Doctor and Clara’s changing relationship:
“I think there’s something quite profound that happens in this one. But I can’t go into that…”
Perhaps they share a piece of fruit? Seriously, I need to know what’s up with all the tangerines.
Here’s the full teaser again; Doctor Who: “Last Christmas” airs 25 December.
You can print your own official Doctor Who Christmas cards here.