David Bradley recreates William Hartnell’s infamous fourth-wall-breaking Christmas greeting, which took place at the end of ‘The Feast of Steven’, one of the instalments of The Dalek Master Plan. This was one of several classic scenes recreated for the recent docu-drama An Adventure In Space & Time.
I don’t do Christmas songs. I had toxic exposure to ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ as a child; I was forced to sing Lennon’s “Merry Christmas (War Is Over)” as part of a choir in a school concert; plus, for the last six weeks, I’ve been subjected to carols and the like every time I go shopping. (There’s something fundamentally wrong about hearing ‘Walking In A Winter Wonderland’ whilst in a southern hemisphere summer.)
However, I do believe in karma, and in human decency. In doing the right thing, and in taking responsibility when intentions go awry. Which can be difficult at times, granted…but if you give yourself permission to make mistakes…to be human…perhaps that’s the best gift you can give yourself, and those around you.
If I hear ‘Last Christmas’ one more friggin’ time while out grocery-shopping, I’ll most likely metamorphose into Michael Douglas’ character from Falling Down (a.k.a. one of the few good Joel Schumacher movies, along with The Lost Boys and Phone Booth).