'The Snowmen' Attack In The First 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Trailer

"The snow's feeding off your thoughts!"

Humanity is threatened (natch!) and we get The Doctor's first official adventure with new companion Clara in "The Snowmen," this year's "Doctor Who" Christmas event. The special will air on BBC America on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012.

In an official BBC press release, head of "Who" and writer of the special Stephen Moffat said:

The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favorite things - but this year it's different. He's lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he's not in a good place: in fact, he's Scrooge. He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it's time to return to the good fight. Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman...

Matt Smith added:

For this year’s Christmas 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!

Check out some official pics from "The Snowmen"