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Poll: The Best Christmas Special

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Question: Which is your favourite Christmas Special
The Christmas Invasion - 2 (10%)
The Runaway Bride - 3 (15%)
Voyage Of The Damned - 2 (10%)
The Next Doctor - 0 (0%)
The End Of Time Part 1 - 0 (0%)
A Christmas Carol - 13 (65%)
Total Voters: 20

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« on: December 26, 2010, 12:44:21 pm »

A Christmas Carol had a lot to live up to when stood against all the specials that have come before, but how does it rate on your list of favourites? So far in the rate the episode thread, 90% of voters have given it top marks, but is it your new favourite? Vote above and scribble below Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 12:54:16 pm »

I have to go with A Christmas Carol - partly because it was the first special (and come to think of it episode - it's becoming so easy to forget I only started watching this year!) that I have watched as it was broadcast so it's always going to have a special place in my heart.

Oh and because it was FANTASTIC  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010, 06:39:02 pm »

A Christmas Carol because it's the first Special that has moved me like this.  Christmas Invasion is a very close second, then Next Doctor and Voyage.  Don't really like the other two Sad
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 07:26:29 pm »

A Christmas Carol because it's the first Special that has moved me like this.  Christmas Invasion is a very close second, then Next Doctor and Voyage.  Don't really like the other two Sad

So many people I know rave about the Christmas Invasion but I think its probably my least favourite. I really dont like Ten throughout and the Sycorax are a bit rubbish. With that in mind though, until this week my favourite was VOTD and everyone hates that one
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 03:47:16 pm »

I went with VOTD, though the latest was a very close second
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 10:48:35 pm »

The first episode I watched when it was new was VOTD and starting with series 4 in 2008 I saw each new episode on Saturdays; before that I only saw the Doctor Who episodes on DVD or on PBS repeats. It is very exciting to watch the episodes soon after they're aired, especially during Christmastime. I voted for A Christmas Carol in this poll, because it had a very Christmas theme and is based on the Charles Dickens story that a lot of people associate with the holidays.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 03:19:07 pm »

I went with A Christmas Carol. Ive not been massively keen on any of the others
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 07:10:40 pm »

I went for a Christmas Carol because it was brilliant but it lacked a lot of Rory if you ask me
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 01:57:04 am »

Christmas Carol by a long shot.  Runaway Bride is a distant second because I like Donna so much.  The rest were meh to disappointing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 08:04:33 pm »

I have to agree on Christmas Carol - I keep thinking of TEoT pt2 as part of the Xmas Specials, but obviously it's not.
(a year today, sob  Cry )

I'd prob go TCC, TCI, VotD, TRB, TEoT1 then way, way, waaaay down the list, The Next Doctor.
I personally thought it to be one of the worst sins committed by the show in it's entire history.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 12:18:58 am »

I absolutely hated The Next Doctor, but I rewatched it in the run up to Christmas and it wasnt as bad as I remembered. Perhaps its one that will grow with age
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 01:04:21 am »

I caught some of it too - specifically the bit with David Morrisey on the lamp post & his ridiculous speech to get folk to applaud The Doctor.
It pains me, cos some of the stuff was really well put together - the cemetery scene for example.
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 03:47:08 pm »

I went for A Christmas Carol, though I do really love the one with Kylie in it
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 05:07:06 pm »

I liked most of them, but A Christmas Carol is by far my favourite.
The only one I'd actively avoid watching again would be The End Of Time part 1, mainly because it would just remind me of part 2 which was probably the most abysmal episode I've ever seen.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 05:08:59 pm »

I liked most of them, but A Christmas Carol is by far my favourite.
The only one I'd actively avoid watching again would be The End Of Time part 1, mainly because it would just remind me of part 2 which was probably the most abysmal episode I've ever seen.

This! Except for ACC part. I went with TRB Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 04:16:04 pm »

I can't believe TEOT hasnt got a single vote. I know it wasnt particularly good but I thought all the Tennant fans would have chosen that because of it being his penultimate episode
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 08:18:58 pm »

I can't believe TEOT hasnt got a single vote. I know it wasnt particularly good but I thought all the Tennant fans would have chosen that because of it being his penultimate episode

Probably because even the Tennant brigade can't argue just how bad it is Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 12:39:29 am »

I didnt mind part one as much as part two, but it was generally pretty awful
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 01:00:25 am »

I went with The Christmas Invasion and not because of its Christmasiness (which was considerable) but because it blew DT onto our screens with an electric performance. I accept that he is only on screen properly for about 20 minutes. But what a 20 minutes. He puts in arguably the most memorable debut performance since Tom Baker in Robot (if we neglect the Twin Dilemma - that was memorable but not necessarily in a good way). How do you replace an actor the stature of Chris Ecclestone? The last 20 minutes of TCI shows you how.

I will say, I have a startling lack of criticality when it comes to Xmas specials. I love the idea of a Christmas Doctor Who and they all generally hit the spot.
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 06:57:54 pm »

Yes, after Robot the classic series debuts got steadily weaker.
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