We’re still a few weeks away from Christmas, and it’s a bit too early for the possible Doctor Who attraction, but the fellas over at BBC have a little treat for us in the form of a new Doctor Who Christmas Special trailer.

It’s been a few weeks since the end of season 8, when we last saw the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) lying to each other because they want the other to move on with life. But life in the Doctor Who universe has a way of not letting things go as planned, and it looks like Nick Frost’s Santa has something to say about that.

One of the most noticeable parts of the trailer shows Clara repeatedly trying to erase the words “You are dying” on a blackboard, which seems to tease us about a character death.

So who? The most obvious answer would be that it’s preparing us for Jenna’s departure from Doctor Who, which is either going to happen, or not going to happen, depending on which shining bastion of Internet rumour you believe.

But if there’s one thing about Doctor Who, it’s that it’s never obvious. Or it is, like Missy. Short for Mistress. Who couldn’t go around calling herself The Mast… I guess we’ll just have to find out in two weeks.

The Doctor Who Christmas Special Last Christmas screens on, well, Christmas Day. And if you’re still looking for Christmas gifts, there’s a TARDIS mug available… Just saying.

What do you think will be the fate of Clara Oswald in the Christmas special?