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What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow was the sixth short story and fourteenth release originally published in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 in September 2005 by Panini UK and the BBC. The short story was written by Steven Moffat and illustrated by Martin Geraghty; for the third series of Doctor Who, Moffat adapted this short story into Blink, featuring a new take on Sally Sparrow and introduced the recurring enemy, the Weeping Angels.


Sally Sparrow is a child who is contacted by the Ninth Doctor after he gets stuck at her aunt's party after the TARDIS burps. The Doctor proceeds to write messages under Sally's wallpaper in her room and send her a video containing messages to Sally from Sally's aunt's party.


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  • In his video tape to Sally, the Doctor claims he was recently involved in a sword fight with two Sontarans.


  • This story was later adapted into the TV story Blink. The character remains named Sally Sparrow. Steven Moffat changed the character into an adult as he decreed that children did not like to watch other children acting. The same premise of communication across time using pre-recorded messages also remains, as does the idea of the Doctor being separated from the TARDIS and Sally piloting it to lead him towards it.
  • What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow won Best Short Story in the 2005 Jade Pagoda mailing list awards.[1]


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  1. Jade Pagoda awards (2008). Archived from the original on 22 September 2008.