"There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago." — It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 1963
Warning: the following review contains spoilers, and the spoilers get greater the deeper you go. Do not read unless you want to get spoiled. Seriously.
Were you fooled? I certainly was. Steven Moffat, erstwhile trickster and Doctor Who showrunner, led us to believe we were in for our schmaltziest, least-believable Doctor Who Christmas special yet. Instead, we were treated to a ghost story, to Inception meets Alien — full of genuine chills and perfectly-timed emotional beats. It had something unique to say, both about the show and about the holiday season itself