2012 Doctor Who Christmas special in Space's holiday line-up

Oh, there’s no place like Space for the holidays when The 12 Days of Space-mas warms hearts with an interstellar line up of marathons and seasonal specials every day from Saturday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Once again, Space’s #1 series is at the apex of this epic holiday tradition with the premiere of the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Snowmen, premiering Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

To get in the Who-spirit, viewers can gear up for the main event with the Doctor Who Marathon, a Tardis-load of Time Lord starting at 4 p.m. ET and continuing into the wee hours following this year’s special.
On Dec. 28, Space gives viewers something to roar about with an eight-episode marathon of the original series Primeval: New World, beginning at 6 a.m. ET. And it just wouldn’t be Space-mas without paranormal, prehistoric, and heart-pumping programming including fan favourites Sinbad (Dec. 26), The Almighty Johnsons (Dec.27), Star Trek: The Next Generation Remastered (Dec. 29 – 30), Falling Skies (Dec.31), Merlin (Jan. 2), and a myriad of mega-movie marathons. For genre fans, The 12 Days of Space-mas is truly a holiday miracle!
Space holiday programming highlights are below. Click here for the complete holiday schedule.

Saturday, Dec. 22 – Sunday, Dec. 23
PARANORMAL PROGRAMMING MARATHON
Paranormal programs are here to help spread holiday cheer and just the right of amount of fear. SPACE’s holiday schedule kicks off with the spectacularly spooky beginning Dec. 22 at 6 a.m. ET with SCHOOL SPIRITS, followed by PARANORMAL WITNESS, HOT SET, and FACE OFF.

Monday, Dec. 24 – Tuesday, Dec. 25
FAMILY MOVIE MARATHON
Gather the family around the TV for a holiday movie marathon beginning Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. ET. The family-friendly fair includes TREASURE ISLAND, followed by NEVERLAND, TIMELINE, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, and HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.

Tuesday, Dec.25 – Wednesday, Dec. 26
DOCTOR WHO MARATHON
Holy sonic screwdrivers! On Christmas Day, viewers get to relive Season 7 of DOCTOR WHO, followed by SPACE’s favourite time-traveling tradition – the premiere of the 2012 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, THE SNOWMEN. This year’s holiday escapade introduces a new companion, a new look for the Doctor, and a new monster. Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, and introducing Jenna-Louise Coleman as his new companion Clara, THE SNOWMEN follows their adventures as they embark on a mission to save Christmas from the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant, The Iron Lady, Dracula) and his army of icy snowmen. Then, the marathon to end all marathons continues with a TARDIS full of Time Lord-themed holiday specials.

4 p.m. ET – DOCTOR WHO Season 7 Marathon
9 p.m. ET – THE SNOWMEN *SPACE Premiere*
10:30 p.m. ET – BEST OF CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
11:30 p.m. ET – THE CHRISTMAS INVASION

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Thursday, Dec. 27
SINBAD MARATHON
Forget Boxing Day line ups and sail away with SINBAD during a Season 1 marathon beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Dec. 26.

SWORDS AND SANDS MARATHON
Travel through the sands of time beginning at 12 a.m. on Dec. 27 with THE 7 ADVENTURES OF SINBAD, followed by THE SCORPIAN KING 2.

Thursday Dec. 27
THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS
On Dec. 27, cozy up to Norse Gods during the Season 1 marathon of THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS, beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

MYTHOLOGICAL MOVIE MARATHON
Thor is cast out of Asgard, and is one of the mythological hunks invading SPACE beginning at 9 p.m. ET with THE ALMIGHTY THOR, followed by THOR: HAMMER OF THE GODS, STARGATE, and OUTLANDER.

Friday, Dec. 28
PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD
Prehistoric dinosaurs are blasted into modern-day Vancouver and create a tyrannosaurus wreck! Catch the first eight episodes of the SPACE original series beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

Saturday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 30
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION REMASTERED MARATHON
Trek along through the holidays with the Canadian television premiere of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION REMASTERED in glorious HD. The two-day marathon beams up on Dec. 29 at 8 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 31
FALLING SKIES MARATHON
Ring in the New Year with an alien invasion when SPACE resolves to deliver a FALLING SKIES marathon, kicking off at 12 p.m. ET. Then, stay in the apocalyptic spirit with blockbusters such as ALIENS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR.

Tuesday, January 1
TRANSFORMERS MARATHON
Start off the New Year transformed. Join the Autobots and Decepticons beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Jan. 1 for a TRANSFORMERS movie marathon.

Wednesday, Jan. 2 – Saturday, Jan. 5
MERLIN MARATHON
Enter into the wondrous world of wizards! In anticipation of the Season 5 premiere, catch an encore broadcast of the first four seasons of MERLIN beginning Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. ET. The magic continues with mythical movies MERLIN AND THE WAR OF THE DRAGONS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, and GRIMM’S SNOW WHITE.

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