SHORT TRIPS: THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS
A collection of short stories featuring the Doctor.
Edited by Simon Guerrier.
Stories by Matthew Sweet, Jonathan Blum, Stewart Sheargold, Marcus Flavin, Charles Auchterlonie and John Isles, Simon Bucher-Jones, Peter Anghelides, Joff Brown, Robert Smith, Matthew Griffiths, Ben Woodhams, Samantha Baker, Jonathan Clements, Kate Orman, Marc Platt, Pete Kempshall, Simon Guerrier, Scott Andrews, John S Drew, Robert Dick, Richard Salter, Eddie Robson, Joseph Lidster, Xanna Eve Chown and Philip Purser-Hallard.
Published in 2005 by Big Finish Productions.
Cover by Stuart Manning.
Christmas is a time for many things. For family and old acquaintances. For giving, for receiving, for feasts and celebration. For huddling round the warmth of the fire, sheltered from the dark and the cold outside.
And the monsters.
It's also the busiest time of year for the mysterious Doctor, whether he’s caught up in the violence of ancient Rome, taking Leonardo da Vinci on a day trip to the stars, or popping in on the very first Christmas on the Moon.
Spend Christmas with the Doctor. If you dare.
The collection includes the short story ‘The Long Midwinter’ by Philip Purser-Hallard:
The Doctor’s TARDIS has brought him to celebrate Christmas in many strange times and places, but few have been more alien than Yesod – a brown dwarf world orbiting the double sun of Kether-Tiphereth, where limbless children dance in the gas-currents and many-armed elders tell stories of a vanished past.
Yet the Yesodites have their own midwinter rituals, even though the Long Midwinter comes only once in five generations. The Doctor and his friends will soon discover that millions of years in the future, trees and gifts and midwinter fires have taken on a very different significance...
This story features the eighth Doctor, Gemma and Samson.
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