For the second year in a row, there will be no “Doctor Who” Christmas special on Dec. 25. The Thirteenth Doctor will instead be around for New Year’s Day.

“Doctor Who” ran Christmas specials every Dec. 25 from 2005 to 2017, but that changed last year. Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor brought plenty of changes, and it seems this is just another way that the BBC is trying to make Thirteen stand out.

As BBC America prepares for the Season 12 premiere on Jan. 1, they’ll get U.S. viewers excited with the Doctor Who Holiday Takeover. The programming event kicked off at 6 a.m. on Dec. 24 with a marathon that starts from Season 2. At 7:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, BBC America will start airing just the Christmas specials all day on Wednesday.

The marathon will continue for a full week. On Thursday, however, a new animated "Doctor Who" special will debut. It's called “The Macra Terror,” based on a lost fourth season episode featuring Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor.

“The TARDIS arrives at a Human colony that appears to be run along the lines of a holiday camp,” the synopsis for the animated episode teases. “Everyone seems very happy, but their happiness is not real; something is controlling them.”

Meanwhile, the New Year’s Day special airs Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Titled “Spyfall,” it’s the first of a two-part episode featuring the Doctor and her companions, Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). As revealed in a photo from the Season 12 premiere (seen below), the Judoon will make an appearance.

The second episode of the story will air in the usual "Doctor Who" timeslot on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.

“Doctor Who” Season 12 will also include guest stars like Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Robert Glenister and Goran Višnjić.

Doctor Who New Years Day
A Judoon and the Doctor in "Doctor Who" Season 12. James Pardon/BBC America