Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

TV Short  |   |  Short, Comedy
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 7,000 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 11 critic

Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Director:

Writers:

(by), (by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 09 Dec 2010
 
TV
a list of 32 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 22 Dec 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988– )

Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blackadder's Christmas Carol.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith
Short | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

In the 19th century Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

Director: John Henderson
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A countdown of the top 40 "Blackadder" moments chosen by cast and crew members, celebrity fans and 15 genuine Blackadders.

Director: Joanna Hanley
Stars: David Mitchell, Richard Curtis, Stephen Fry
Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Smith
Stars: Peter Cook, John Cleese, Beryl Reid
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Lords Melchett / Frondo
...
Prince Regent / Pigmot
...
...
...
Patsy Byrne ...
Nursie / Bernard
Denis Lill ...
Beadle
Pauline Melville ...
Philip Pope ...
...
Ramsay Gilderdale ...
Ralph
David Barber ...
Enormous Orphan
Edit

Storyline

Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick his dogsbody are transplanted this time to Dickensian England in this one-off episode. He is kind, gentle and caring, but visits from an assortment of ghosts soon have him back to his old ways. Written by Niz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Fekete Vipera karácsonyi éneke  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film and Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) are the only two to actively reprise characters from previous Blackadder incarnations (namely new segments for Black-Adder II (1986) and Black Adder the Third (1987)). See more »

Goofs

Admiral Nelson never wore an eye patch over his lost eye. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Blackadder: Cork it, fatso! Don't you realise that this is the Victorian Age, where apart from Queen Piglet-Features herself, women and children are to be seen and not heard!
Prince Albert: Queen Piglet-Features!
Ebenezer Blackadder: Yes! "Empress Oink," us lads call her. The only person in the kingdom who looks dafter than her is that stupid Frankfurter of a husband. "The Pig and the Prig," we call them. How they ever managed to produce their one hundred and twelve children is quite beyond me. The bed-chambers of Buckingham Palace must be ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the list of the cast and crew at the end of the movie, we see the words "A Merry Messy Kweznuz" scribbled, "Kweznuz" replacing "Kwelfnuve" which is stricken out. As Blackadder correctly had noted this is spelling Christmas without getting a single letter right. See more »

Connections

Version of The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Maybe you've seen them all...but you HAVE to see this one too!
3 September 2001 | by (indonesia/holland) – See all my reviews

I don't know how many versions there are of the famous Christmas Carol. The oldest versions and the one from Disney are the best I think. Some more recent versions are all terrible, but this one from 88 is an excellent one. Of course, it seems that there is a group of fans devided into two. Fans of American humor, fans of Brittis humor. I tend to prefer the last one. This version of Blackadder is Brittish humor at its best, and I never can get enough of it.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Christmas Carol edited !!!!!!! dant-18
Hugh Laurie witebskyevans
Robbie Coltrane bmccoy-3
Character Question hollywoodruffstar
i'm looking for a picture... dri9
Blackadder Hall Forum My_Polish_Aardvark
Discuss Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?