Since the show’s reboot back in 2005, any festive specials have been broadcast on Christmas Day but it seem with the advent of a new Time Lord this has changed.
The first Doctor Who Christmas special was The Christmas Invasion and aired on 2005, featuring Christopher Eccleston’s Time Lord regeneration into David Tennant’s 10th incarnation.
Ever since then, Doctor Who always aired on Christmas Day with fans get an extra episode on The End of Time, Part Two which aired on New Year’s Day 2010.
Doctor Who broke with tradition in 2019 when fans were gifted with a New Year’s Day special called Resolution with the sci-fi staple moving away from its Christmas Day slot.
Doctor Who will air on BBC One on Wednesday, January 1 at 6.55pm