Russell T. Davies, the showrunner, will officially bring back the Doctor Who Christmas Specials.

With three episodes starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, Doctor Who will celebrate its 60th anniversary in style.

The fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, and Millie Gibson, who will take on the role of Ruby Sunday, will then take over.

This is essentially a relaunch because Disney+ now distributes Doctor Who abroad and the show has a high-profile co-production arrangement with Bad Wolf Studios.

But as of late, Davies has made it known that the show's beloved Christmas Specials will be returning.

He mentions that he's currently working on the script for Christmas 2024 in an interview with Doctor Who Magazine #585 (via TVZone). I'm writing a Christmas Special at Christmas for the first time ever, he muses.

The Doctor Who Christmas Specials were a significant component of Davies' initial run and continued under Steven Moffat.

However, Chris Chibnall felt they had reached their peak and changed the date to New Year's Day.

To just be honest to Chibnall, his Doctor Who New Year Specials cleverly incorporated this into their stories, but the fandom was mainly miffed by the decision.