What’s On Tonight: The Doctor returns to save Christmas—and the wintry wasteland of Christmas TV
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, December 25 & Saturday, December 26. All times are Eastern.
Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC America, 9 p.m., Friday): It’s going to be tough to top last year’s annual Christmas extravaganza—where the great Nick Frost made us all believe in Santa, at least for an hour or so—but this year’s traditional Christmas outing brings the return of Alex Kingston as River Song in the appropriately yet enigmatically named “The Husbands Of River Song.” This year, the Doctor, still smarting and confused from the wrenching events of this past season, no doubt, gets swept up in a frantic adventure when River shows up on the run from her latest husband. But weren’t she and The Doctor married? Or was that before or after they met? These questions all make sense …