Grinning, piranha-toothed snowmen aside, the latest preview pics for the Doctor Who Christmas special could almost act as perfect designs for seasonally sci-fi greetings cards.
But this is a Winter Wonderland that nobody would care to take a walk through – and certainly not pretend that the eerie snow figures are anything approaching circus clowns.
Matt Smith , Jenna-Louise Coleman and Richard E Grant all feature in the striking snow globe images ahead of Steven Moffat’s festive episode titled ‘The Snowmen’.
Set in Victorian London, the teaser video below shows the Doctor trying to save new assistant Clara (played by Coleman) and two children from the evil snowmen who have icicles for gnashers.
Smith recently hinted there will be a romance between the Time Lord and his new companion, saying that she is “one hot chick” .
He told the Radio Times: “I think, in one way or another, the Doctor is always attracted to his companion and he’s certainly taken by this striking young lady.”