A Ghost Story for Christmas is the title of a three-minute webisode uploaded to the BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar website on 24 December 2009. Narrated by John Barrowman (as Jack Harkness), the mini-story tells of the Weeping Angels (last seen in TV: Blink) and depicts their abduction of a young woman named Julia Hardwick.

The actual title of the story is not presented on screen. This title is the one given on the original website.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Jack Harkness narrates an account of the Weeping Angels and their origin, as a young woman named Julia Hardwick examines clues suggesting that she, in her future, would find herself living in the 1880s under the name Julia Baker. Julia's investigations eventually lead her to a cemetery where, moments after finding a gravestone reading "Julia Baker: 1987-1949", a Weeping Angel reaches to touch her.

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Flashback footage from Blink[edit | edit source]

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Story notes[edit | edit source]

  • This is a sequel of sorts to the television story Blink by Steven Moffat. Footage from Blink featuring Sally Sparrow, Kathy Nightingale, the Weeping Angels and the Tenth Doctor is incorporated.
  • The story's title is the same as that of a popular annual series of BBC Christmas specials that aired through the 1970s.
  • The webisode is presented in a similar format to Captain Jack's Monster Files, but with original footage of the character Julia Hardwick added. It is generally considered to be an instalment of the Monster Files but stands apart from the rest of the series, with no reference made to it being part of the Monster Files. In particular, unlike other Monster Files instalments, the webisode contains no footage of Captain Jack in the Hub (which would be consistent with the Hub having been destroyed in the television story Children of Earth: Day One).
  • The identity of the narrator as Captain Jack is established when he makes a joke about how the Angels would handle his immortality.
  • Julia's original last name is visible in a newspaper article shown on screen; her later name appears on a tombstone.
  • Like the other videos created for Captain Jack's Monster Files, this clip was technically viewable only from within the UK, though it immediately was reposted to other video sharing sites.
  • Despite its title, the story makes no reference to Christmas — or to ghosts — whatsoever.

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Continuity[edit | edit source]

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

No home video release has been announced as yet. As of 2020 none of the Captain Jack's Monster Files instalments have received home video release.

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