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On 26 December 1899, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa watched a Boxing Day mummers play in Stockbridge. The play recalled events seven centuries earlier that the Doctor and Nyssa were soon to live through: overthrowing the Rutans who inhabited Stockbridge Castle. Upon interacting with the Doctor, the actor who played the dragon recalled the experiences of his ancestor Osbert — a Rutan clone — and fell under Rutan control. After the TARDIS crew lived through the 1199 events, they returned to 1899 when the Rutan ship exploded (AUDIO: Castle of Fear) and they woke up in Stockbridge on 4 August 2009. (AUDIO: The Eternal Summer)

In 1906, the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield visited Middleton, Suffolk. (PROSE: The Cutty Wren)

In 1931, Tom Wake's mother died. (PROSE: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years)

Boxing Days in the 21st century, such as the one following the attempted Racnoss invasion in 2007, were marked by many sales in shops. (TV: The Runaway Bride)