Spend Your Holidays In The Whoniverse With Our Merry Spacemas Marathon

This might be the best gift you get all year. We’re dedicating December 24 and 25 to Doctor Who fans (regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice).

Spend Christmas Eve day with the cast of Who spinoff Class as we replay the first season of the new series set at London’s Coal Hill school, hub of unusual space/time wonkiness and former employer of companion Clara Oswald. Make the day before Christmas all the more enjoyable by reminding yourself that high school (even without the incessant alien invasions) was hell—be thankful you’re not still there (unless you are still there, in which case we are so, so sorry).


Then, on Christmas Day, tear open the gift of non-stop Who with our ‘Christmas With The Doctor Marathon’. The time travelling adventures begin at 6am with the 2005 David Tennant-starring special, “The Christmas Invasion” (aw, remember Rose Tyler?). From there, we’ll air every single holiday special, from ‘The Runaway Bride’, in which Who fans were introduced to Catherine Tate’s Donna, up to last year’s super emotional rollercoaster ride, ‘The Husbands of River Song’. We promise to not cry during that episode (because— spoilers!—we got it all out the first time… we think).


Yes, holiday visiting with family is great and everything, but revisiting special Who guest stars like Richard E. Grant and Ian McKellan (“The Snowmen”), Nick Frost (“Last Christmas”), and Kylie Minogue (“Voyage of the Damned”) is pretty awesome too. So don’t miss Space’s Doctor Who and Class marathons—they air December 24 and 25 and run all day long, and lead up the big ol’ Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Mysterio,” on December 25 at 9e 6p.

You’re welcome. Now check out the full schedule below:


Class Season 1 Marathon

Saturday, December 24

6 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.)

Christmas With The Doctor Marathon

Sunday, December 25

6 a.m. – The Christmas Invasion

7:15 a.m. – The Runaway Bride

8:40 a.m. – Voyage of the Damned

10:20 a.m. – The Next Doctor

11:40 a.m. – A Christmas Carol

1 p.m. – The Doctor, The Witch & The Wardrobe

2:15 p.m. – The Snowmen

3:45 p.m. – The Time of the Doctor

5:15 p.m. – Last Christmas

6:45 p.m. – The Husbands Of River Song

9 p.m. – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

10:25 p.m. – The Snowmen ( R )

11:45 p.m. – The Time of the Doctor ( R )

1:05 a.m. – Last Christmas ( R )

2:25 a.m. – The Husbands of River Song ( R )

4:40 a.m. – The Return of Doctor Mysterio ( R )