Watch now

Quantity:1
Doctor Who: A Christmas C... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.35
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£5.89
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Shop4World
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010 Christmas Special  [2010] [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010 Christmas Special [2010] [DVD]


Price: £4.33 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by rockaway-records and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
33 new from £2.31 12 used from £0.01 2 collectible from £8.31
£4.33 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by rockaway-records and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010 Christmas Special  [2010] [DVD] + Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, 2011 Christmas Special  [DVD] + Doctor Who: The Next Doctor, 2008 Christmas Special  [DVD]
Price For All Three: £13.58

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Actors: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Katherine Jenkins, Michael Gambon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan. 2011
  • Run Time: 61 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004E0ZT30
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,397 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?' Joining Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Michael Gambon plays Kazran Sardick and Katherine Jenkins plays Abigail

Special Features
Doctor Who Confidential Christmas Special 2010
Doctor Who at the Proms 2010

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Libbylou on 6 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Really great Christmas special, however if you are buying the boxsets of Dr. Who this is on the Series 6 complete box set so don't bother buying it too (as I did!).

I still really enjoyed it and just need to find a friend to pass it along to now!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Anne Webb on 18 May 2013
Format: DVD
I happened on this and couldn't believe the number of low scores. This and "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe" are my household's all-time favorite Christmas specials OK, "The Snowmen" is a contender because of 1) Clara getting her real introduction and totally sparkling and 2) Vastra, Jenny, and Strax, who are funny enough I'm hoping they get their own spin-off.

There are a ton of sweet references to the Dickens story (some are actually quotes put in a slightly different context): a bit like the "Great Detective" references built around Vastra's team. But a lot of the humor and just plain fun silliness are built around them referencing these great works of fiction. A Christmas Carol is not only deeply moving and charmingly scientific, it's very cleverly written. Seriously, did all the people giving it 1s and 2s not get the joke that Amy is in her meter maid outfit and Rory in his centurion uniform and they're on their honeymoon??? Did they not get all the Dickens references/quotes? Do they not understand the effect child abuse (or whatever they would have called this treatment in Victorian England) can have on the child? Did they not get the reason the Doctor knew there was hope for "Dumbledore" because "you didn't strike the boy"? And holy cow, I would have given this 5 stars if all the Doc, Amy, and Rory did was recite nursery rhymes just for the sake of hearing Katherine Jenkins singing. This was my first introduction to her. And now I know what angels sound like, even if I end up having to listen to them from Hell.

One comment on the criticism that the Doctor is fiddling with time. What he's really trying to do is save the future.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 Jan. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Doctor Who had already met Charles Dickens in the first season of NuWho, but while the great man doesn't appear in this - Christmas special, his most popular tale provides the perfect template for the Doctor - after all, who but a Time Lord could so effortlessly move through Christmas Past, Present and future? Set on an alien colony where Michael Gambon's miserable miser Kazran Srdick literally controls the dangerous skies, our hero has only a matter of hours to save his companions and the passengers of a stricken spaceliner from disaster, which he can only accomplish by reforming the old rogue and showing him the real value of human life by popping up in his past...

Far from jumping the shark (something the show takes literally with its flying shark), it's one of the most successful of all NuWho stories, managing to be great fun and also surprisingly emotional while making a lot more sense than the plothole-ridden Russell Tedious Davies Christmas specials. As the Peter Pan elements of Series Five showed, Steven Moffat has a great affinity with classic stories and here he manages to perfectly meld Dickens and the Doctor, both fulfilling expectations and adding a few new surprises, even managing to put a nice spin on Christmas to come. Gambon's a perfect Scrooge, never overplaying it, allowing the humanity to briefly surface before being quickly locked away, the potential gimmick casting of Katherine Jenkins works surprisingly well and Matt Smith is in his element running off at the mouth and jumping back and forth in time to get the information he needs to get out of trouble. The subsequent troubled Series Six may have had its behind the scenes problems that occasionally were all too noticeable on screen, but this is a perfectly delightful finale to Smith's first year in the TARDIS.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By sean cutter on 5 April 2011
Format: DVD
As a grumpy old fan from the black and white era I have to admit that I have come to like all of the new Doctor incarnations. There is a wonderfully inventive streak running through many of the story-lines and this recent Christmas Special chimed nicely with Dickens, Time and Who. Sitting through this story made me ever so slightly less grumpy so... Best taken with a pinch of snuff and a mince pie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Worrall on 1 May 2012
Format: Blu-ray
A highly enjoyable romp based on A Christmas Carol. The daft sharks do not spoil or detract from the clever twists on this old tale, well, for me they didn't. Matt Smith is brilliant once again and the pace of the story is just about right. It's a bit of a tear jerker at the end, so if you're emotionally susceptible to sad endings then be warned. When my mother, who had just walked in from her Christmas nap, asked me at the end whether it was any good, the word 'yeah' stumbled out of my mouth in a broken fashion. Repeated watching is not recommended on this one, however. It is best to leave for a year or two between viewings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Brown on 7 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
Doctor Who: 'A Christmas Carol'
Steven Moffat promised "the most christmassy christmas special yet" and he doesn't disappoint in this festive romp! Following on from the wedding at the end of the last series, the episode opens on board a retro spaceship bridge (almost a loving homage to early Star Trek and classic Who episodes of the 70s) plummeting through the thick clouds of Planet Snow. Helping the frantic crew are newlyweds, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Pond (Arthur Darvill) who take a backseat in this special, though still as important to the plot as ever. However, below the clouds, a cruel man resides, with the power to save a million lives on Christmas - which he doesn't have any interest in. Kazran Sardick (played spectacularly by Michael Gambon) is the Scrooge character whose life is changed (literally) before his eyes by The Doctor (Matt Smith) in order to give him a heart.

Moffat takes the main aspect of a Christmas Carol and completely twists it in his own "timey-wimey" way. The story is a rollercoaster of emotions with plenty of comedy and heartbreak along the way. Unlike other christmas specials, A Christmas Carol feels like a story designed for festivity; previous efforts such as Runaway Bride (2006), Voyage of the Damned (2007) and End of Time (2009), although maintaining the Christmas venue, could take place anywhere else and still be more or less the same. A Christmas Carol feeds off the spirit of Christmas and it works without skewing a perfectly entertaining story, making it perfect viewing during the Holidays.

The acting is stellar, with Michael Gambon and Matt Smith taking the script to another level, particularly Gambon's acting as his life changes before his eyes.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback