New poster for Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014 and the official title

The first season with new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, and the best news is that he’s back for a second year. The other great piece of news is the Christmas tradition of Doctor Who gracing our screens inthe yearly special.

The BBC has released a new poster (at the bottom of this post) to promote the 2014 special, as well as an official title: “Last Christmas.” I wonder whose last Christmas it is? Does it even refer to a character? The actress who plays Clara, Jenna Coleman, has been rumoured to be leaving the show, and perhaps it’s her fate which will be revealed.

We recently got a teaser (video at the top of the post) for the Christmas special, which features the always brilliant Nick Frost as old St. Nick. Here’s the synopsis from the BBC:

It’s Christmas in the North Pole when the Doctor and Clara return to BBC AMERICA in an all-new Christmas special. Last year’s special featured the emotional regeneration that marked the start of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor. This year the Time Lord and his companion are in for an all-new adventure as stars Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are joined by Nick Frost (The Worlds End, Shaun of the Dead) as Santa Claus!

Previously announced guest stars include Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen), and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty). Written by Emmy Award winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Coupling) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), the 2014 Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who: Last Christmas special 2014 poster