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December 7th, 2023 26 comments

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Doctor Who Releases Christmas Single The Goblin Song

Doctor Who releases Christmas single, The Goblin Song. The show’s Christmas special introduces The Goblin Song, an original composition by Murray Gold and Russell T Davies, with proceeds to BBC Children in Need.

Doctor Who returns to screens on Christmas Day and, to celebrate, a fiendishly catchy song from the special is being released as a single, ahead of the big event.

The Goblin Song is an original composition created specifically for the Fifteenth Doctor’s festive debut by composer Murray Gold and writer Russell T Davies. The single’s music video shares exclusive content from the eagerly awaited special as Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa takes his first adventure through time and space in the TARDIS.

The track features in Doctor Who’s Christmas episode, The Church on Ruby Road, where the Doctor’s companion Ruby Sunday meets the Doctor, goblins, stolen babies, and perhaps uncovers the secret of her birth.

As well as meeting Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) for the first time – the Doctor meets Davina McCall who plays herself, Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.

The Goblin Song is available on BBC Sounds from Monday 11th December and will also be available via Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. All proceeds will go to BBC Children in Need.

Murray Gold said, “I don’t like these goblins and you won’t either but they have agreed to donate everything from their song to BBC Children in Need so let’s not give up on them”.

Claire Hoyle, Director of Income & Engagement at BBC Children in Need said: “We’re delighted to continue our long standing relationship with Doctor Who, and we are so grateful for their support with this Christmas single.”

Russell T Davies said; “We’re releasing this as an early Christmas present for everyone. And if you want to see how the Doctor and Ruby escape from the Goblin King at the end of the song, you’ll have to watch on Christmas Day!”

Doctor Who’s Christmas special, The Church on Ruby Road, airs December 25th on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and streams on Disney+ globally outside of the UK and Ireland.

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  • Georgina O’Leary

    December 22nd, 2023 - 11:58pm

    Would love to buy on vinyl. A great collectors item for doctor who fans.

  • Katkins

    December 19th, 2023 - 1:02am

    CD and Vinyl pleeeeeeease. Some of us are old school! Plus be nice to have actual merchandise.

  • MJS

    December 12th, 2023 - 1:30pm

    I kind of wish they’d gone with a raspy goblin sort of voice. Our lead goblin singer has the voice of an angel!!

  • RPG74

    December 11th, 2023 - 6:09pm

    A song about eating a baby, for Children in Need. You couldn’t make it up.

  • daz

    December 11th, 2023 - 4:28pm

    With the actual scene it is from it is fantastic.

    The video is now on YouTube and DW Facebook page.

  • Mark @ Terraqueous

    December 11th, 2023 - 4:05pm

    Here’s the Amazon purchase link-

    I would still love a physical release of this.

  • Michael Parsons

    December 11th, 2023 - 3:52pm

    agree with above comments cd please

  • Michael Parsons

    December 11th, 2023 - 3:47pm

    agree with above comments physical cd please downloads at the moment to complicated for me to understand.

  • MJS

    December 11th, 2023 - 2:28pm

    Oh dear! I can’t see it getting to #1 for Xmas! It’s not exactly “Xmas themed” shall we say!!!

    • JRT!

      December 11th, 2023 - 3:17pm

      Seriously doubt it’ll get high on the list. Or maybe I need to listen to it a LOT more. It’s just not a catchy Christmas song. Fun video though.

  • Sambot22

    December 11th, 2023 - 1:44pm

    It’s on Amazon music as well

  • Pythia Louise

    December 11th, 2023 - 12:59pm

    Here it is on Spotify.

  • Pythia Louise

    December 11th, 2023 - 12:48pm

    Here it is on Apple Music.

  • Robin

    December 11th, 2023 - 10:42am

    I can’t seem to download the song either

  • Dave

    December 11th, 2023 - 7:59am

    where is it available please

  • Lucinda

    December 11th, 2023 - 6:27am

    Same I want this on cd as well this looks so cool

  • MJS

    December 8th, 2023 - 8:05am

    This needs a physical release too, ltd ed 7″ or CD single!

    • Mark @ Terraqueous

      December 8th, 2023 - 10:27am


      I’d love this on vinyl or a CD single.

    • MDS

      December 8th, 2023 - 6:14pm

      Agreed – CD single please

    • anon

      December 9th, 2023 - 9:42pm

      I don’t want a Download! I want something in my hands that I can cherish.

  • Moodbeam

    December 7th, 2023 - 11:43pm

    The marketing. IT’S EVERYWHERE. And I love it.

    • ChrisP

      December 8th, 2023 - 3:38pm

      Yes it’s fantastic.

  • Loobop

    December 7th, 2023 - 9:18pm

    still their much better looking than any boyband from the 90s lol

    • Hewy

      December 8th, 2023 - 6:24am

      I thought it was a 90’s boyband! I’m sure the one on the left is Robbie Williams.

  • bryan

    December 7th, 2023 - 8:40pm

    Oh this is genius. Love it. Brilliant .

  • Anon

    December 7th, 2023 - 4:42pm

    Very good idea and all for a good cause.


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