9. The SnowmenHowever, despite the familiar, cosy Victorian Christmas setting it wont all be fun and festivity this Christmas as the Doctor and his friends are set to face a race of living snowmen. Scary living snowmen, complete with icicles for teeth, are a great idea, harking back to several other Christmas films and specials which involve snowmen coming to life. However, I bet theres no other living snowmen like these ones for one, its been announced that theyre voiced by Sir Ian McKellen! And if the prospect of a load of grinning evil snowmen talking like a legendary thespian and wizard doesnt excite you then I am afraid nothing on this list will.
8. Richard E Grant is the VillainTalking of thespians, another reason to be excited for 'The Snowmen' is that it also stars well-known British actor Richard E Grant as the episodes villain, the misanthropic Dr Simeon; who is presumably attempting to destroy mankind with his snowy allies. For Doctor Who fans, its extra special to have Grant in a Doctor Who episode as he has in fact played the Doctor himself twice before; once, in a Steven Moffat-penned (who also wrote this episode) spoof of Doctor Who which starred Grant as well as Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant(!) and Joanna Lumley(!!) as different incarnations of the Doctor and, secondly, in 2003s web series Scream of the Shalka.