Doctor Who

Episode Christmas Special

The Christmas Invasion

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Dec 25, 2005 on BBC America



  • Allusions

    • Newsreader: Off the record, Government sources are calling this, our longest night.

      This is a play on the term The Longest Day, which has become synonymous with the D-Day landings at Normandy in June 1944. The origin of the term comes from a quote by Erwin Rommel: "...the first 24 hours of the invasion will be decisive...the fate of Germany depends on the outcome...for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the longest day."