This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special takes inspiration from C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe reports Doctor Who Spoilers.
How strong a resemblance the story will bear to Lewis’ novel remains to be seen. The press release posted by the BBC says only this:
The special, set during World War II, sees Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts…
Whatever else happens, Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, is having a blast:
“The Doctor at Christmas – nothing is more fun to write. Maybe because it’s so his kind of day – everything’s bright and shiny, everybody’s having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat. Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith’s is the one that was born for this time of year – so it’s the best news possible that he’s heading back down the chimney.”
[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]