Check out the new Doctor Who Xmas minisode prequel + trailer!

Here they are! The Doctor Who Children in Need special minisode is now online as well as the Xmas special's trailer—and you can see them both right here!

Introduced by Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and titled "The Great Detective," the cool new minisode serves as prequel to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

It reunites fan favorites Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), her assistant/lover Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and the Sontaran commander Strax (Dan Starkey) from "A Good Man Goes to War."

Looks like our beloved Time Lord (a gloom and doom Matt Smith) is going through a rough patch, since he's officially (*gasp*) retired! Will the Doctor save the day? To be continued ... at Christmas.

And now here's the awesome trailer for said Doctor Who Christmas special, titled "The Snowmen," that'll feature the Doctor's brand-new companion Clara (Coleman) and Richard E. Grant as the Big Bad.

So how did you guys like the minisode and trailer?

(via Doctor Who TV)

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