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First Teaser For Doctor Who‘s Christmas Special Reveals A Ghostbustin’ Capaldi, Nick Frost As Santa

I ain't afraid of no North Pole.

Considering Nick Frost’s actual real-life-name is Nick Frost, this is some pretty delightful casting. Here’s the BBC’s description of the episode:

It’s Christmas in the North Pole when the Doctor and Clara return to BBC AMERICA in an all-new Christmas special. Last year’s special featured the emotional regeneration that marked the start of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor. This year the Time Lord and his companion are in for an all-new adventure as stars Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are joined by Nick Frost (the actor and screenwriter of Spaced and Shaun of the Dead) as Santa Claus!

Previously announced guest stars include Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen), and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty). Written by Emmy Award winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Coupling) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), the 2014 Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA.

Aside from North Pole Nick Frost and some definite creepy elements, what major developments do you expect we’ll see in this year’s Christmas Special? Hoping for any big announcements?

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