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I en­joyed it. The Doc­tor, Clara and Santa bounced off each other nicely. Nick Frost was great. It made you think about the na­ture of dreams and re­al­ity. Not sure what peo­ple are ac­tu­ally ex­pect­ing from a Doc­tor Who Christ­mas spe­cial ( maybe The Great­est Story Ever Told?) but this ticked all the boxes for me. And I’m glad Clara is stay­ing.

Stu­art Sur­ridge A par­a­site that DIES if the host wakes up? No won­der there aren’t many around…

John Ho­bart I ab­so­lutely LOVED the Christ­mas spe­cial. For me it was one of the Moff ’s best scripts. It re­deemed the rather clumsy ex­plo­ration of the “grumpy” Doc­tor we had in the last se­ries, which I feel the Moff was a lit­tle too wor­ried about in­tro­duc­ing to the world, bash­ing us over the head with half- hearted ex­pla­na­tions of why he was this way in case the au­di­ence didn’t get it. It also gave us a much bet­ter end­ing for Danny Pink ( I thought the last ten min­utes of “Death In Heaven” were aw­ful). For me this spe­cial has re­stored the mod­ern se­ries to that spe­cial place in my heart. It also made me feel that Ca­paldi’s Doc­tor has fi­nally ar­rived – he feels like the Doc­tor again by the end of the episode.

Iain Brooks I re­ally en­joyed it. I’ve de­cided life’s too short to get hot un­der the col­lar about plot holes and the like in what is ba­si­cally a tele­vi­sion show for the fam­ily ( and not a high- art cinema ver­ité de­signed to be in­tently beard- stroked over by

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