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Old November 27 2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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A Christmas Carol

I've been watching NuWho for the first time on Netflix and I've just finished series 5 but for some reason Netflix doesn't have A Christmas Carol. My local library has it but there is a wait so I'm just going to skip to series 6 and come back to it later, so I'm wondering if anything happens that I need to know for series 6. I'm looking for just the stuff i need to know for series 6 to make sense with hopefully little spoilers for the episode. Thanks.
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Old November 27 2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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From memory, A Christmas Carol is pretty much self contained.
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Old November 27 2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Re: A Christmas Carol

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I've been watching NuWho for the first time on Netflix and I've just finished series 5 but for some reason Netflix doesn't have A Christmas Carol. My local library has it but there is a wait so I'm just going to skip to series 6 and come back to it later, so I'm wondering if anything happens that I need to know for series 6. I'm looking for just the stuff i need to know for series 6 to make sense with hopefully little spoilers for the episode. Thanks.
The Christmas Specials are often labeled as Episode 0 of the following Season.

So, if S6 starts in April, the Christmas Special prior to it, is labeled as 6.00 (Season 6, Episode 0)
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Old November 27 2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Absolutely nothing important happens in "A Christmas Carol." Amy and Rory aren't even a part of the main story. You can skip right to Season 6.
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Old November 27 2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Although he'll miss the wonderful Christmas song sung by Katherine Jenkins which has undertones of the series themes

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Old November 27 2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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^ Or, in short, he'll miss Katherine Jenkins, which would be a crime in itself.

I liked the story quite a lot, but it's true you could watch it anytime order-wide.
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Old November 27 2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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Its probably my favorite Christmas story. But yeah, you can carry on watching and come back to it later.
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Old November 27 2012, 10:50 PM   #8
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Re: A Christmas Carol

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Absolutely nothing important happens in "A Christmas Carol." Amy and Rory aren't even a part of the main story. You can skip right to Season 6.
Well, then he could stop watching/reading fiction altogether... he would never miss anything of any importance.

A Christmas Carol is a very sweet episode and well worth watching; it's much better than The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
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Old November 27 2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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Cutter John has the right of it.
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Old November 28 2012, 06:25 AM   #10
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Absolutely nothing important happens in "A Christmas Carol." Amy and Rory aren't even a part of the main story. You can skip right to Season 6.
Well, then he could stop watching/reading fiction altogether... he would never miss anything of any importance.
Well, you've clearly stopped reading, or you would understand why I responded the way I did. The OP specifically said he didn't want to miss out on anything important before starting Season 6. Since nothing in A Christmas Carol has any effect on Season 6 in anyway, he is safe to skip it without missing out on any important plot elements. I didn't say "Never watch it."
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