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

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Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Doctor Who, Christmas Special: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011) Wiki


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1 - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

2 - Prequel to The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, this exciting Prequel shows what was happening to the Time Lord moments before the explosive start of the Christmas Special!



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

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1The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (58:38USD 1.99Download
2Prequel to The Doctor, the Widow and the01:27FreeDownload

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

kathrynisawesome
Yes!  kathrynisawesome  5 star

Exciting, a classically fun and new Doctor Who episode, great for fans of all ages and a beautiful end to 2011

MKillian
Another great year  MKillian  5 star

A great episode, made me love Matt Smith even more.

3rd grade yoga teacher
Like a shot of Johnny Walker red  3rd grade yoga teacher  4 star

Each year the Doctor Who production team of the rebooted series creates a special for fans during the "off season." It has become a traditional Xmas gift for fans of the 45+ year TV series. For the past several years the storyline, visual effects and overall production have been getting better and better. The Xmas series has been one of the highlights of the year. This year however the Xmas special is a good episode, but not an enabler. Fifty eight minutes in length, this heart warming family oriented story that borrows from the Wardrobe from Chronicles of Narnia with a hint of Lord of the Rings will keep regular viewers content. However, unlike previous Xmas episode it is not a strong enough episode to entertain those who are not familiar with the good doctor on xmas day. It doesn't reach the heights of last year's Xmas carol or 2009's Voyage of the Damned or 2008s… Previous Xmas specials were a free shot of heroin, opening a door to a whole new universe...someone who has never seen the show before could watch one hour of Dr Who, enjoy, crave more and begin their journey. This episode is more like a shot of Johnny Walker…great for those who have already acquired a taste, but somewhat abrupt for those who never partied.

ValpoEng
Fantastic!  ValpoEng  5 star

My favorite of the Christmas specials! It was a great episode with a great message. Not to mention it made me cry. You did it a gain Dr. Who. Great show

Theonlysinglebear
I like Christmas, Christmas is cool!  Theonlysinglebear  5 star

Matt Smith just has the captivating innocence that the Past two 'new' doctors have lacked, in this episode it is not only made evident, it is shown through "happy tears" and the just care the Doctor portrays throughout the episode. Nothing too twisty ( a little un Moffat to me) but still phenomenal! Has a wonderful lead up to the next season (50th anniversary! wooh) and over all was an amazing Christmas special! If you haven't watched it, watch it.

LilyValley93
Best Doctor Who Christmas Special  LilyValley93  5 star

This is by far the best Christmas Special ever!!! It has all the elements, sadness, romance, drama, and comedy.

Miss.Jess
Awesome episode!!!!  Miss.Jess  5 star

I just loved this episode! It was so heartwarming and endearing. I can't wait for it to return!

Jean Uzumaki
Perfection  Jean Uzumaki  5 star

What a great Who adventure! It was great!!! Just what we have come to expect from the christmas specials.

omar543
Meh  omar543  2 star

Actually, I was super disapointed. Last year was so much better. I lost all hope as he screamed flying through space and getting into a space suit as he enters the atmosphere.

Clank1
Who?  Clank1  4 star

And the Doctor is back! Moffat's done better, to be honesty, but it's a nice touch for Christmas, and love the nice heartwarming scene at (bleep bleep spoilers). Definitely still better than Christmas Invasion or Voyage of the Damned. Hoping to see more.

A. Benson
Brilliant.  A. Benson  5 star

Moffat is genius. Matt Smith is fab. All together- brilliant. Doctor Who just made my Christmas

Patricia Barker
Wonderful !  Patricia Barker  5 star

Absolutely loved this special! Adventure plus the emotional spirit of the holiday season both in a great balance. I found the ending especially moving. Maybe the Doctor will finally learn ... Even more than ever, I now anxiously await the next season.

Kraahkan
Not Bad, Not Fantastic  Kraahkan  3 star

I found all the other Doctor Who Christmas Specials better unfortunately. Not to say that this isn't worth seeing. There were so memorable moments, and the end was very touching. This Special though felt a bit lacking emotionally though.

lorelei.hoffman
Almost perfect.  lorelei.hoffman  5 star

It has everything you need in a DW Christmas special, including lots of "Humany wumany happy tears". Extremely well written even though it didn't have much to do with "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" the book which it was named after. The only reason I say "Almost perfect" is last year's Christmas special with Michael Gambon was absolutely mind blowing, I think most can agree! I kind of feel the same way about the series 6 finale, I think that becasue season 5, the first season with Matt was so spectacular, it might have been a little hard to top in series 6, but for the most part, series 6 was very, very excellent!

ClareBC
Heart Warming for the Season  ClareBC  5 star

Back to the Second World War (but thank Goodness, not with the "are you my mummy" creepiness.) A terrific Christmas Tree (a benign one for once!) The Doctor this time is trying to give one family the best Christmas ever. Of course, being the Doctor, it all goes drastically wrong, but works out in the end. Not sure about the ending for the family, a bit overdone, but ideal for the time of the year. Not really Narnian, I think the BEEB was just having fun with the title! As good as last year's? Not quite. But I consider it worth the download.

Wishkabob
It's ok  Wishkabob  3 star

This Xmas special was good and all, but compared to other years, I think this was pretty bad. Others had that,"omg that is soo cool" or like "I wonder who the new doctors gunna be" or something like that, it might just be the bad judgement of a 13 yr old, but this was defiantly NOT the best they could have done.

Marc Hunter
A great story, but concern for any future Christmas specials...  Marc Hunter  4 star

This episode felt rushed at some parts, but I get that it was more the idea that was being expressed rather than the "Hollywood"-moments that North American TV shows have. This was a great standalone episode and a smart tie-in to the Amy/Rory arc. My only concern for future Christmas specials: next Christmas, would it be possible to create a unique Christmas special that doesn't 'borrow' from other holiday classics? (i.e. A Christmas Carol). It's cute once, pushing it twice, but a third would just be going overboard….)

Obedience
Yes, I know!  Obedience  5 star

This is the best episode yet. A must-have for die hard Doctor Who fans!


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