Video: Doctor Who Meets Rankin/Bass in 'How the Doctor Puppet Saved Christmas'

| by Michael Allen

If you're under the age of 40, you need to know that the animation production team of Rankin/Bass created some classic cartoons in the 1960s about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus and the Baby New Year.

Now, animator Alisa Stern has created a video (below) as a homage to Rankin/Bass with a storyline centered around a heavy winter and how Christmas was saved by the "doctor," who strongly resembles the long-running BBC character 'Doctor Who.'

Stern writes on her YouTube page: "I love puppets and Doctor Who, so I made the Doctor Puppet and started a Tumblr blog about him. A few months ago I decided to go a step further and create a Doctor Who stop motion Christmas special in my free time. I wrote the script and made the snowman puppet weeks the BBC announced that the official Christmas special would be called "The Snowmen." I promise that no real TARDIS was used during production."