Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014 Special) (2014)


Last Christmas (2014 Special)
Doctor Who

Critics Consensus

Wildly carefree and masterfully ambitious, "Last Christmas" lives up to the hype of Doctor Who episodes of yore.



Critic Ratings: 13

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Dec 25, 2014

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The Doctor lands in the North Pole on Christmas Day. -- (C) BBC

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Last Christmas (2014 Special)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Viewers were left similarly fulfilled by this giddy, grin-inducing romp.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This year, we got a tangerine-loving hero Santa, Alien and Inception plot knock-offs, and a touching reunion.

Dec 5, 2018 | Full Review…

"Last Christmas" managed to be kind of scary and yet still festive and funny. We were even introduced to a couple characters it might be nice to see again.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

With this episode, Moffat may have reached a pinnacle of immunizing the show not only from criticism but from any sort of discussion at all. What's the point, when none of it is real?

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Last Christmas may or may not have met up to fans' expectations - that will be your call, readers - but there were at the very least some tender moments between Danny and Clara and the final scene.

Jan 13, 2015 | Full Review…

It's the sort of emotional concoction that Doctor Who pulls off better than just about any other TV series.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was another solid episode of Doctor Who, even if it wasn't the best as far as Christmas specials go.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It's the wary dance between two holiday icons that steals the show.

Jan 4, 2015 | Full Review…

This is exactly the type of episode Doctor Who fans dream about, really. This episode carries no responsibility; it just has to be fun - which it very much is!

Dec 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Striving for an adventure that's as scary as it is comically jolly, it seems to have successfully struck a balance between the two. It's a Christmas miracle.

Dec 29, 2014 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014 Special)

  • Dec 31, 2018
    Nice idea - just lacks something.
  • Dec 22, 2018
    It was alright though definitely not among the best of the Christmas specials.
  • Dec 11, 2018
    This was a bizarre one for sure
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Starts scary, gets silly, then ventures into nightmares as only Doctor Who can, before becoming surprisingly touching.
  • Sep 25, 2018
    Amazing, i enjoyed the episode
  • Sep 18, 2018
    This show has gone downhill fast ...
  • Dec 24, 2017
    Although it is one of the worst doctor who Christmas episodes it has some great moments with Danny and Clara and the dream crabs are a genuinely scary concept which is sadly excuted poorly and the end would have been great if only Clara had died at the end but is ruined.
  • Jul 25, 2017
    Halloween may have fallen nearly two months prior to the events of this special, but the frights sure have dominated the holiday season, along with plenty of bittersweet moments and a great guest portrayal of Santa Claus by the great Nick Frost.
  • Jun 12, 2017
    A fun christmas special
  • Jun 03, 2017
    Quality episode of Doctor Who

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