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Doctor Who Christmas special 2012, Series 7 – The Doctor (Matt Smith) ©BBC/BBC Worldwide

Further to the release of the minisode and trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012 titled The Snowmen BBC America have released a gallery of pictures from the episode.

There are some nice new pictures of the new companion Clara played by Jenna-Louise Coleman but no nasty Snowmen though – you have to watch the trailer for them. Update: Now we have added Evil Snowmen and Poster.

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012, The Snowmen – Image Gallery

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012, The Snowmen – Official Information

A sneak peek released during the broadcast of the BBC Children in Need special revealed a new costume for the Doctor.

Additionally, a special prequel was released showing the impact of the loss of the Ponds, with old friends Vastra, Strax and Jenny trying to persuade the Doctor not to give up his adventures.

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: “The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favorite things – but this year it’s different. He’s lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he’s not in a good place: in fact, he’s Scrooge.

He’s withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it’s time to return to the good fight. Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman…”

Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, commented: “For this year’s Christmas special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon.

As well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged warriors from the future, who all return to convince the Doctor that he should board the TARDIS again and save the world.

Add to that Jenna-Louise Coleman and so begins the Christmas Special 2012. I hope everyone enjoys it!”

The BBC Cymru Wales produced series will return to BBC America on December 25 and an additional eight epic episodes will premiere in the spring.