You already know that everyone’s favorite Time Lord, the Doctor, has a soft spot for a certain late-December holiday. Why else would he keep having Christmas specials year in and year out? But you probably didn’t know that if it wasn’t for the intervention of a small, animated puppet version of the Doctor, Christmas could have been cancelled. At least in New York City. And in this quick little short called How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas. Witness his heroic holiday deeds for yourself.
One serious winter blizzard threatens to bring Manhattan to a grinding halt, thus cancelling that most festive of holidays, Christmas. As a fan, this understandably makes the Doctor rather blue. So he jumps in his trusty space-and-time-travelling vehicle, the TARDIS, to do some investigating. That is kind of his jam, after all.
What he finds is that the snow is not snow at all, but a bunch of little alien dudes in flying saucers. They’re lost in space, and attracted to the bright, flashy lights of Earth. Not up to anything nefarious, they’re just looking for a place to hang out and call home. So, being a helpful sort, the Doc lends them a hand, sorts everything out, and saves Christmas in the process. Not too shabby for a day’s work.
How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based animator, and puppet enthusiast, Alisa Stern, with some assistance from some fabulous friends. She also promises that no TARDISes were harmed in the making of this film.
[This isn’t the first time we’ve spotlighted the adventures of the Doctor Puppet… – Ed.]