How Doctor Who is like the ghosts of Xmas Past, Present AND Future

HO HO HO From The Doctor!!

BBC America has a very special Christmas present for Doctor Who fans. On Christmas Day the network is premiering what promises to be the most Christmasy Doctor Who Christmas special ever, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring Matt Smith.

The special finds newlyweds Amy and Rory trapped on a crashing space liner and leaves the Doctor to figure out a way to save them. It is set on the alien planet Snow, in a place called Sardicktown, which is ruled over by a Scrooge-like man named Casrand Sardick (played by Michael Gambon). The special also stars opera diva Katherine Jenkins in her first acting role ever.

Read More about the special here

Paul Dini and Jingle Belle Meet Krampus

Jingle Belle is back!!!

Paul Dini has managed to find time to write a new story starring one of his original creations, Jingle Belle. Titled Jingle Belle: Grounded and found in the pages of this week’s Top Cow Holiday Special original graphic novel, the story introduces the mythological character of Krampus — who, as the story goes, accompanies Santa on Christmas doling out punishment to those on the naughty list — to the world of Jingle Belle.

Newsarama talked with Dini — best known to fans for his work on ’90s cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond — about the story, modern parenting, artist Stephanie Gladden and possible future plans for his original characters.

Read the interview with Paul here