Reviewed By: komodo
Review Date: 2/11/19 11:10 pm
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This story crosses the line between "story set at Christmas" and an actual Christmas story; but it does it in an odd way, since Liv and Helen are clearly engaged in an adventure set at Christmas, while the doctor is having a Christmas story. Not only does he repeatedly say it is his favourite time of year, but he sets out to teach the Christmas spirit to a landlord that seems to have escaped from a Dickens novel. Are hard working property investors really more evil than daleks?
This honestly could have been half the length, as the very good adventure of Liv and Helen keeps getting broken up with the Doctor's self indulgence and an awkward framing that hovers over the whole piece.
Much like "Master" the Doctor frames the story by trying to teach a lesson to someone. One can only hope that there is a payout for this in the next part.