I don't review TV shows as a rule. And I've been rather disappointed with the latest offerings from Doctor Who, as I thought them silly and preposterous--even by BBC standards. Well, the Christmas special was quite a surprise. It teams River Song up with the Doctor once again. This is the first pairing with the new Peter Capaldi version of the Doctor. Frankly, it was a delightful story and exceptionally well written. A very pleasant surprise indeed.