Get Santa


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Get Santa:
Released in 2014, this stars Comic Relief Eleventh Doctor Jim Broadbent and the now Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker.
Nine showed this movie on Christmas 2018 and finished just as the ABC began rerunning the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special Twice Upon A Time in which of course Jodie turns up briefly at the end in the regeneration scene.
With Jodie in these two Christmas-themed narratives it kind of makes up to Australian audience that the Thirteenth Doctor did not get her own Christmas Special, notwithstanding the animated short ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in which the Thirteenth Doctor met Santa and Jodie is in the said Get Santa.
Given that Broadbent was the Comic Relief Eleventh Doctor, Get Santa has two cast members who had guest starred in Doctor Who episodes that guest starred official Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith with Warwick Davis (Nightmare In Silver) and Perry Benson (The Eleventh Hour).
Get Santa has Broadbent playing Santa Claus and this is not the first time that he has been Santa as he played him in the animated movie Arthur Christmas (2011).
Get Santa was released on December 5 2014, twenty days before Christmas Day which saw the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special Last Christmas which also has Santa (Nick Frost) in this adventure starring Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Curiously enough another Get Santa cast member Nonso Anozie would be in the next Capaldi Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2015, The Husbands of River Song as the Voice of Hydroflax.
In addition to this yet another Get Santa cast member would be in a later Capaldi Doctor Who episode with Craig Garner in Smile.
Get Santa is an enjoyable movie about Santa in which a father and a son helps him get out of prison, a prison that the father helped put him in.
Not bad the mayhem that came with it.