Faithful Friends: Part 3 was the twenty-fifth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas. It was written by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
The Doctor and Charley break into the Brigadier's house on Christmas Eve while he is sleeping. In the morning the Brigadier finds that the Doctor and Charley have cooked a Christmas meal for him. They also have invited many people from the Brigadier's past for a party. While the Doctor is carving the turkey he leads a toast to "faithful friends".
- Eighth Doctor
- Charlotte Pollard
- Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
- John Benton
- Liz Shaw
- Mike Yates
- Emily Chaudhry
- Jo Grant
- Sarah Jane Smith is on an assignment abroad.
- Liz's appearance would seem to contradict her death in the novel Eternity Weeps.
- Doris has been dead for some time. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon)
- Charley remembers her last meeting with the Brigadier. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)
- Winifred Bambera and Ancelyn are holidaying in Avalon. (TV: Battlefield)
- Jo recognises the Eighth Doctor. (PROSE: Genocide)
- Emily Chaudhry is still the head of UNIT. (AUDIO: The Wasting)