Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special) (2011)


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Festive edition of the sci-fi drama. A madcap caretaker greets evacuee Madge Arwell and her two children and leads them into a magical world. -- (C) BBC

Critic Reviews for Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special)

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While fans have had their fair share of yuletide yarns, there have been none that felt quite so classically, indulgently, infectiously Christmassy as 'The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe'.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A lovely piece of television, and a smashing way to spend a Christmas night in front of the telly.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Instant seasonal classic packed with cinematic references that show constant renewal.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's both a fine episode of Doctor Who and a fine piece of Christmas television in which death and despair get defeated by hope and love.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Fortunately, the episode ends on a high point

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Putting aside the now-mandatory doomed spaceship that now must surely always feature, this was the smallest - yet perhaps the most enchanting - Christmas special we've had to date.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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