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Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury was the eleventh Short Trips anthology published by Big Finish Productions.

Publisher's summary Edit

Celebrate a Doctor Who Christmas with this luxury treasury of stories, poems, games and recipes for all the family.

Join the Doctor as he visits a Christmas truce in the trenches, gets caught up in an alien plot concerning the recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and even manages last-minute shopping in Oxford Street!

From heartwarming to heartbreaking, witty pastiches to chilling ghost stories, these tales are the perfect seasonal journey into time and space.

kris-mas n. : 1: the annual festival of Christ's birth, usu. celebrated on 25 Dec. 2: the season in which this occurs.

"And, incidentally, a happy Christmas to all of you at home!" - Doctor Who: The Feast of Steven by Terry Nation

Christmas and Doctor Who are inextricably linked. From the moment the Daleks first appeared at yule-tide to the regular Annual under the tree, the spooky cosiness of the season has always chimed with the series's own brand of comfortable thrill.

This collection covers every aspect of Doctor Who at Christmas, from the Fourth Doctor and Romana wisecracking their way through opening their presents to the Seventh Doctor encountering a dangerous something from Christmas past; from the Sixth Doctor running into another Christmas TV institution to the Eighth Doctor's lonely vigil in a frozen landscape. The Fifth Doctor visits an old companion, the First Doctor lands in a house where Christmas doesn't go as planned, while the Second Doctor finds he has to have a serious chat with Santa Claus. And Bernice Summerfield experiences Christmas on the Braxiatel Collection. Unfortunately.

There are hidden links between many of the stories, which are themselves arranged like a symmetrical snowflake. This being Christmas, alongside the tales, there are instructions for building your own Who adventure game, a monster party game (careful how you play it!), poems both nostalgic and jolly — including one by accomplished poet Jo Fletcher — and four delicious Christmas recipes with a Doctor Who makeover, making this a real stocking-filler of a compendium, the ideal gift for followers of the show, young and old.

Stories Edit

Title Author Doctor Featuring
Last Christmas Simon Guerrier 7th
UNIT Christmas Parties: First Christmas Nick Wallace 3rd Liz
In the TARDIS: Christmas Day Val Douglas 5th Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Water's Edge Peter Adamson 6th
A Yuletide Tail Dave Stone 7th Ace
Spookasem Peter Anghelides
Christmas Special Marc Platt 6th
Never Seen Cairo Darren Sellars 5th
The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas Mark Michalowski 2nd
Last Minute Shopping Neil Perryman 5th Tegan, Turlough
Every Day Stephen Fewell 1st Ian, Barbara, Vicki
The Eight Doctors of Christmas Matthew Griffiths First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor
The Little Things Paul Beardsley 4th Romana II, K9
UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce Terrance Dicks 3rd The Brigadier, Benton, Yates, Jo
The Clanging Chimes of Doom Jonathan Morris 4th Romana II, K9
Perfect Present Andy Campbell 7th
Present Tense Ian Potter 4th Romana II, K9
Goodwill Toward Men Shaun Lyon 2nd Jamie, Zoe
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow Martin Day 4th Leela
All Our Christmases Steve Lyons 1st
Lily Jackie Marshall 5th Sarah
...Be Forgot Cavan Scott and Mark Wright 8th Benny
The Feast of Seven... Eight (and Nine) Vanessa Bishop 1st Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor
UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass Karen Dunn 4th Sarah, Harry
Evergreen Stephen Cole 8th

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