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Blood on Santa's Claw and Other Stories was the two hundred and fifty-ninth release in Big Finish's monthly range. It featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown.

It contained four individual stories, all based on the theme of Christmas, and introduced a new companion for the Sixth Doctor, Joe.

Publisher's summary Edit

Blood on Santa's Claw by Alan Terigo

The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Naxios, where they discover the body of Father Christmas. Who killed him? The strange individuals dressed in Shakespearian costume or the talking animals wearing waistcoats digging in the tunnels?

The Baby Awakes by Susan Dennom

The Doctor and Peri visit the Ishtar institute, where the term 'Designer Babies' takes on a new and sinister meaning. Will our heroes survive Christmas day?

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Andrew Lias

A Christmas party that's been going on for three years. Strange silver robots who guard the Christmas decorations with lethal force. What is the secret behind the festivities on Tate Galactic?

Brightly Shone The Moon That Night by Nev Fountain

The TARDIS crew encounters a shameful secret of the Time Lords. History has been rewritten, and this time it's all the Doctor's fault.

Stories Edit

# Title Author Director Featuring Released Pr. code
259a Blood on Santa's Claw "Alan Terigo" John Ainsworth Peri, Joe 10 December 2019 BFPDWCD259
259b The Baby Awakes "Susan Dennom"
259c I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day "Andrew Lias"
259d Brightly Shone The Moon That Night Nev Fountain

Notes Edit

Blood on Santa's Claw and Other Stories Alternate

Alternate cover.

  • The first story in this anthology, Blood on Santa's Claw, was first released free to subscribers to the Big Finish newsletter on 4 December 2019.
  • According to the interviews, Nev Fountain did write the first three stories in the anthology, on top of the final story for which he was explicitly credited. The names listed as writers for the first three stories are plays on the words "alter-ego", "pseudonym" and "alias", respectively. This decision was made to create the impression that this was a regular anthology with four standalone stories, when in fact they are connected by a retroactive plot twist, explained in the final episode. (BFX: Blood on Santa's Claw and Other Stories)

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