I personally wouldn't go so far as to say it was disappointing, but it was a bit lackluster compared to previous Christmas eps. This one, however, looks several different kinds of awesome. o.o
The fact that it was so lackluster is what I found disappointing, especially after The Christmas Carol the year before (which is definitely my favourite Doctor Who Christmas special). If I had just gotten into Doctor Who during that season and it had been my first Christmas special, then I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more, but after seeing all the rest, and especially after seeing Christmas Carol, I just felt a little let down watching it.
It wasn't too bad, but it could have been better.
But yeah, this year's special looks like it's gonna rock!
And Jay? If he didn't take perfectly ordinary, harmless things and make them nightmare-inducing, then he wouldn't be Steven Moffat. The man feeds off fear, dontcha know.
can't look at angel statues without feeling nervous).