It is the season to be jolly and say Allonsy to the new year. While you make all the required preparations for this season, Whovians across the globe are waiting with excitement for an old guy in his magical vehicle to spread the Christmas cheer. Although he won't call his machine magical and begin explaining the physics behind it but something which is bigger on the inside and can travel through space and time, is definitely magical.
The fan's excitement surrounding these Christmas specials can be compared to the Daleks' feelings towards extermination or Cybermen's feelings towards upgrading everyone.
Doctor Who is over half a century old and the Doctor has even lost track of his age but since the modern-era started, every Christmas we have unwrapped a new Doctor Who Special and now it's time to rank those gifts although we might watch them all again, given the chance.
The Next Doctor (2008)
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery and the Doctor encounters an impostor who takes him and us on a memorable adventure.
Runaway Bride (2006)
If you wonder why the Doctor should never travel alone, this episode should answer your questions. Still reeling from the events of the Time War, the Doctor has some difficulty in separating himself from the war-time doctor.
Christmas Invasion (2005)
The episode that started it all, the wonderful David Tennant-era and the tradition of Christmas specials. David Tennant was unconscious for most of it though, and it is the only complaint the fans still have about this episode.
Voyage of the Damned (2007)
Would you ever travel in a ship called Titanic? Let's rephrase, would you travel in a ship called Titanic, which is sailing across galaxies with an assorted race of co-passengers? If your answer has changed, both ships suffer the same fate.
The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe (2011)
The beauty of Christmas lies in spreading hope in difficult times. Set during the war, this story brings back the focus on the Doctor's primary goal, to spread happiness and give people a chance at happy endings.
Last Christmas (2014)
This was Peter Capaldi's first experience with a Christmas special and boy did he deliver! It might remind you a bit of Inception but it did make us believe in Santa again.
A Christmas Carol (2010)
Among multiple adaptations of this story, none included a time-lord trying to save an alien ship from crashing. This carried all the essential themes of the novel and added it the twist only the Doctor could deliver. The Silent Night sequence will surely give you the goosebumps.
The Time of the Doctor (2013)
This is the story of the time when the Doctor stayed in a town called Christmas defending it from the worldy threats and the out of the world ones too.
The grief was still fresh about losing Amy and Rory for us and the Doctor. It was very difficult to have any positive feelings towards the likeable Clara Oswald until she said "Pond". Make sure you catch the mini-episodes before watching this one.
Husbands of River Song (2015)
All River Song's story needed was a closure. Hers has been the most timey-wimey journey and she has managed to take all the complications in her stride and move along. She definitely deserves her own spin of 'Adventures of River Song`.
The End of Time (2009 – 2010)
A sad two-part story which was everything we loved about Doctor Who but also marked the end of the David Tennant-era. We really didn't want him to go.
Get your Doctor Who marathon done with before the new Christmas special arrives and do share this article with your friends.