From a Doctor Who perspective, this anthology notably contained the first direct crossover story between the characters of Iris Wildthyme and Brenda and Effie, a short story which acted as a simultaneous continuation of The Nest Cottage Chronicles and Baker's End, and the return of several servo-furnishing characters in a story that tied-into The Mars Trilogy. This anthology also featured another story with concepts from Brenda & Effie, a reappearance by David (a stand in for Magrs in several stories), and several semi-autobiographical pieces with fictitious elements which featured an appearance by Panda.
Summary[edit | edit source]
“And so they stood together watching the extinct and rare creatures twirling away from the party. Light as snowflakes, fading in the dawn...”
Spend Christmas in Venice, Paris, Whitby and on the planet Mars!
Fourteen festive tales… from a fabulous story-teller.
Featuring the magical tale of the Goblin King and his Invisible Mask… and a new story for Brenda and Effie and Iris Wildthyme at Christmas...
Stories[edit | edit source]
|1||Stardust and Snow|
|2||Snow in the Algarve|
|3||Miss Baumgarten's Trolls||David, Mam, Brian|
|4||The Everlasting Match Girl||Toaster|
|5||Fester and the Christmas Mouse||Fester Cat, Paul Magrs, Bessy, Panda|
|7||The Christmas Hoover|
|8||The Fabulous Animal Jamboree|
|9||Klacky the Christmas Dragon||Klacky the Dragon|
|10||The Nightingale of Planet 12|
|11||Mrs Frimbly's Festive Diary||Fenella Frimbly, Tish Madoc, Deirdre Whatsit|
|12||The Christmas Trilobite||Paul Magrs, Mrs Claus|
|13||Party Like it's 1979||Paul Magrs, Mam, Little Nanna|
|14||A Tingle of Happiness||Brenda and Effie|
Iris Wildthyme, Demon
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Klacky the Christmas Dragon was originally published on Paul Magrs' blog and then in the anthology Just Another Winter's Tale, and Baubles was previously published in the follow-up anthology A Few More Winter Tales.
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