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Christmas with 'Doctor Who' and 'Call the Midwife' delivers suspense and tizzies

Christmas with 'Doctor Who' and 'Call the Midwife' delivers suspense and tizzies

The relationship between the United States and Britain is never more "special" than at Christmastime: mince pies and plum pudding, Victorian carolers and Boxing Day sales. Long fueled by seasonally classic films from "A Christmas Carol" to "Love Actually," the electronic hearth now allows Americans to share the great British tradition of Christmas Day television in real time with the "Doctor Who" (BBC America) and "Call the Midwife" (PBS) Christmas specials.

Ever since David Tennant morphed into the 11th Doctor during an episode titled "The Christmas Invasion," the modern "Doctor Who" series has included a...

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