jenna louise coleman clara matt smith doctor who christmas snowmen bbc america 'Doctor Who' photos: Christmas special 2012   'The Snowmen'As any Whovian can tell you, the TV highlight of every holiday season is the annual “Doctor Who” Christmas special. And this year’s “The Snowmen” has the added bonus of introducing us to the Doctor’s new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

In addition to the trailer and prequel webisode released last week, BBC America has also unveiled a slew of photos from the special which spotlight The Doctor (Matt Smith), Clara, the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E. Grant) and a few old friends.

Check out the photos and the questions they inspire below:

How will Clara stack up against previous companions?

jenna louise coleman doctor who christsmas snowmen bbc america 'Doctor Who' photos: Christmas special 2012   'The Snowmen'What nefarious plot does Doctor Simeon (Richard E. Grant) have planned?

doctor who christmas snowmen richard e grant 2012 bbc america 'Doctor Who' photos: Christmas special 2012   'The Snowmen'How will Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Commander Strax (Dan Starkey), and Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart)
fit into the story?

doctor-who-christmas-2012-snowmen-Neve-McIntosh-Dan-Starkey-Catrin-Stewart-bbc-america.jpgWhat kind of holiday mischief will The Doctor and Clara get into?

jenna louise coleman matt smith doctor who christmas snowmen bbc america 'Doctor Who' photos: Christmas special 2012   'The Snowmen'Written by current showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Saul Metzstein, “The Snowmen” is set to make its U.S. debut on Christmas night, Dec. 25, at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America.