2015 is shaping up to be one of the best holiday movie seasons in recent history. In addition to the release of  "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (which will come fully loaded with both "Captain America: Civil War" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" trailers), theaters around the nation will be featuring limited screenings of both the "Sherlock Special: The Abominable Bride" and the "Doctor Who Christmas Special". 

HitFix previously announced that the "Sherlock Special" will be hitting theaters January 2016, with special encore screenings of "The Abominable Bride" on January 5 and 6, 2016. Even though viewers can watch this episode in their homes New Years Day, there is something wonderful about seeing these iconic characters take on a mysterious Victorian drama on the big screen, especially when those characters are played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. "Sherlock" tickets are currently on sale through Fathom Events

In more good news, the BBC announced today that the "Doctor Who Christmas Special" will also be getting the theatrical treatment, with two screenings on December 28 and 29, 2015. Tickets for these screenings go on sale this Friday November 13, 2015 on Fathom Events

The BBC also announced the "Doctor Who Christmas Special" will bring back the Doctor's wife, River Song! River was last seen saying goodbye to the Eleventh Doctor on Trenzalore, her memory still stored in the universes biggest library. The official episode description states:

It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveler River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.

River Song and the Twelfth Doctor have never met, so Alex Kingston and Peter Capaldi's chemistry is sure to set screens sizzling. Their witty, flirty banter will probably be the best Christmas rom-com since "The Holiday". Alex Kingston will also be doing an exclusive 15 minute interview that will accompany the episode screenings.

Happy Holidays, Whovians and Sherlock fans, BBC just gave you the best presents of all!

The "Doctor Who Christmas Special" airs on BBC America December 25, 2015. "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" airs on PBS January 1, 2016. 

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