After having fixed Decky Flamboon's shape-changing belt and seen him transform into a human boy, the Doctor promises Decky another trip so he can experience Christmas, a tradition held three times a year back on Sirus. Unfortunately, arriving on Christmas Day in England 2034 they find a "snow block" above a town and the authorities bundling presents and decorations into the back of a van in front of a protesting family. Under instruction from the Arch-Mayoress of England all Christmas presents and decorations have been collected up for burning at the Town Hall. Heading to the Town Hall the Doctor and Decky find the Arch-Mayoress alongside a huge machine (the Scrooge 3000) which is sucking in everything fun and crushing it. The Arch-Mayoress orders the Scrooge 3000 to stop the Doctor interfering — what she says goes and she hates surprises. But the biggest surprise comes when the Doctor activates Decky's shape-changing belt and he turns from "boy" to "giant lizard". The Arch-Mayoress is thrown off balance and the Doctor puts the Scrooge 3000 into reverse resulting in presents being thrown out from the Town Hall. The snow block is lowered and with presents and snow galore, Christmas is saved and the Doctor and Decky are invited to stay for Christmas dinner.
- The Brancheerians have a passion for all Earth traditions — they even replicate Christmas three times a year.
- The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to remotely turn off Decky's shape-changing belt revealing his true form.
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- DWA 299 (4 pages) DON'T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
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