Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen poster unveiled

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Doctor Who: The Snowmen Christmas special poster

Time to get excited - it's just four weeks until the Doctor Who Christmas special and the poster has been unveiled!

The Snowmen sees The Doctor on a mission to save Christmas from the evil Doctor Simeon (played by Richard E Grant) and his army of icy snowmen.

The Snowmen
The icy snowmen that'll have you shivering...with fear!

We'll also get introduced to new companion Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

The special will be shown on BBC One on Christmas Day.

The Doctor and new companion Clara
The Doctor and new companion Clara

Matt Smith said about the 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!"