No sooner is the 50th anniversary out of the way than the BBC has started promoting the Christmas special.
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor.Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
The first teaser went out after The Day Of The Doctor.
The other biggest draw is the long (long) awaited return of Sherlock.
The question on everyone's lips will finally be answered when Sherlock returns. How did he do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death?What will Sherlock think when he finds out John has fallen in love with Mary Morstan? She's sensible, quick-witted and not at all taken in by Sherlock's posturing.
There's a new trailer as well.
Miranda Hart and Robbie Williams star in David Walliams' Gangsta Granny.
The Whale tells the story of the real-life events that inspired Moby Dick.
The big Christmas Day movie is Toy Story 3.
Brilliant Christmas telly across drama, factual, comedy, entertainment and religion is something license-fee payers expect rightly expect from the BBC, and this year's holiday schedule delivers that.We have massive events such as the Doctor Who regeneration and the incredible return of Sherlock, as well as festive specials from hit shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown's Boys, Bad Education and The Great British Bake Off.And of course there are brand new treats such as David Walliams' Gangsta Granny and we'll be showing a wide range of religious programming including a live broadcast of The First Eucharist Of Christmas from Westminster Abbey.