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'The Christmas Invasion' (Pic: BBC)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a great big Santa sack full of Gallifreyan gifts, most commonly from the last week or so on the internet.

But this week, we cast our temporal net slightly wider, as it’s time for a bit of a sing song. Over the past few years, musical tributes to the Doctor (or in some cases by the Doctor) have appeared in December, taking the form of Christmas carols or other festive favorites. So instead of “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” we have:

Or indeed any of Commander Strax’s slightly less friendly revisions:

Then there’s this, a plea for the Eleventh Doctor not to regenerate which warms the cockles:

While the Doctor himself is busy around the piano with Rory and Amy:

The Twelfth Doctor has grander ideas in mind:

But it really isn’t a properly Whovian Christmas unless this festive delight from ages past (1964) gets dusted off. Just once a year though:

Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:

• A new trailer for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”

• And on-set photo:

• And photoshoot:

• And these interviews with three of the stars of the show. Justin Chatwin (The Ghost)…

…Charity Wakefield (Lucy)…

…and Tomiwa Edun (Mr Brock):

• And a lot of background info from Steven Moffatt:

• Doing anything on Wednesday?

• Behind the scenes with the Doctor and Donna:

• Which came immediately after…

Frances Barber reads a bedtime story:

• It’s a family affair:

• The Five Doctors:

• Merry Christmas from the Fourth Doctor:

• A collection of out-of-this-world cosplayers:

• Well, that’s one way of doing it…

• Travel broadens the mind:

• Grainger meets Pond:

• See if you can spot the familiar face in this lineup of BBC shows wishing all viewers a merry Christmas using British Sign Language:

• The Doctor (and Rory and his dad) on a dinosaur in a spaceship:

• Amazing:

• And finally, as we look forward to seeing what the Doctor has been up to since we last met him, a brief, fan-made reminder of the loss he most recently suffered (even if he’d struggle to remember it):


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By Fraser McAlpine