Special: The Christmas Invasion

Doctor Who | Season 2 | The Christmas Invasion

A Christmas special introducing the Tenth Doctor… The newly-regenerated Time Lord is out of action, but the Sycorax are coming…


“The Christmas Invasion” is a 60-minute special episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is Christmas, but there is little cause for celebration as planet Earth is invaded by aliens known as the Sycorax. It’s up to Rose and the newly regenerated Doctor to save humanity, with a bit of help from her boyfriend Mickey and her mother Jackie.

It began production in July 2005, and was broadcast on Christmas Day 2005 in the United Kingdom and on Boxing Day 2005 in Canada.

This is the first full episode in which David Tennant appears as the Tenth Doctor, and also the first specially produced Christmas special in the program’s history.

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Originally Aired: 12-25-2005
Director: James Hawes
Writers: Russell T. Davies
Starring: David Tennant
Billie Piper
Camille Coduri
Noel Clarke
Penelope Wilton
Daniel Evans
Adam Garcia
Sean Gilder
Chu Omambala
Anita Briem