A review by nwhyte
Doctor Who Short Trips: The History of Christmas by Marcus Flavin, Robert Smith?, Simon Bucher-Jones, Richard Salter, Jonathan Blum, Jonathan Clements, John Isles, Philip Purser-Hallard, Matthew Sweet, Eddie Robson, Joff Brown, Pete Kempshall, Simon Guerrier, Joseph Lidster, Stewart Sheargold, Scott K. Andrews, Xanna Eve Chown, Samantha Baker, John S. Drew, Marc Platt, Peter Anghelides, Kate Orman, Robert Dick, Matthew Griffiths, Charles Auchterlonie



Christmas is a fairly narrow theme, but here it is taken pretty broadly: My friends Marcus looks at Roman-era astrology (not the only author to go for that time period), and there are a number of good short tales here - 25 in 231 pages, so about 9 pages each - and for once no real stinkers. I guess the ones that stick in my mind most are "Christmas on the Moon" by Simon Guerrier, "She Won't Be Home" by Joseph Lidster, and "Saint Nicholas's Bones" by Xanna Eve Chown. But in general it is a good seasonal entertainment.