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.

Individual stories Edit

Title Author Featuring
Last ChristmasSimon GuerrierSeventh Doctor
UNIT Christmas Parties: First ChristmasNick WallaceThird Doctor, Liz Shaw
In the TARDIS: Christmas DayVal DouglasFifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Water's EdgePeter AdamsonSixth Doctor
A Yuletide TailDave StoneSeventh Doctor, Ace
SpookasemPeter AnghelidesSeventh Doctor
Christmas SpecialMarc PlattSixth Doctor
Never Seen CairoDarren SellarsFifth Doctor
The Man Who (Nearly) Killed ChristmasMark MichalowskiSecond Doctor
Last Minute ShoppingNeil PerrymanFifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough
Every DayStephen FewellFirst Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Vicki
The Eight Doctors of ChristmasMatthew GriffithsFirst Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor
The Little ThingsPaul BeardsleyFourth Doctor, Romana II, K9
UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas TruceTerrance DicksThird Doctor, the Brigadier, Benton, Mike Yates, Jo Grant
The Clanging Chimes of DoomJonathan MorrisFourth Doctor, Romana II, K9
Perfect PresentAndy CampbellSeventh Doctor
Present TenseIan PotterFourth Doctor, Romana II, K9
Goodwill Toward MenShaun LyonSecond Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
It's a Lovely Day TomorrowMartin DayFourth Doctor, Leela
All Our ChristmasesSteve LyonsUnspecified Doctor
LilyJackie MarshallFifth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith
...Be ForgotCavan Scott and Mark WrightBernice Summerfield, Eighth Doctor
The Feast of Seven... Eight (and Nine)Vanessa BishopFirst Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor
UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That PassKaren DunnFourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan
EvergreenStephen ColeEighth Doctor

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