The final story in our Christmas countdown was also the first…. for Matt Smith. A Christmas Carol was a deft combination of Moffat-style timey-wimey as well as a neat turn of the Dickens classic. For this reason alone it stands atop of the Christmassy-ness of all the Christmas Specials to date.
The fairy tale qualities of flying fish and masterpiece casting of Michael Gambon provided an amazing first Smithmas for us all. Any story which gets Tour Honchos a little misty at the end of the story is almost by definition a great story, and having watched it again quite recently only reaffirmed it’s ascension to #1 in our eyes.
To review so far here is the parade in our Christmas Countdown
#12 – Voyage of the Damned
#10 – The Feast of Steven
#11 – The End of Time Pt I
#9 – The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe
#8 – The Time of the Doctor
#7 – The Next Doctor
#6 – The Runaway Bride
#5 – The Snowmen
#4 – The Dæmons
#3 – The Unquiet Dead
#2 – The Christmas Invasion
Where will Last Christmas land in future Countdowns? Can’t wait to find out.