The musical guests are Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, Eric Porter, Nina van Pallandt, and Edward Woodward. Eric and Ernie exchange gifts, Peter Cushing wants his money. William Franklyn stars in Ernie's new play 'The Three Musketeers'.

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Eric Morecambe ...
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Ernie Wise ...
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William Franklyn ...
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Nina van Pallandt ...
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Eric Porter ...
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Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen ...
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Ann Hamilton ...
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Alan Curtis
Rex Rashley ...
George Day
John Higgins
Clinton Morris
Janet Webb ...
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Ernie starts the show talking about the real spirit of Christmas and exchange presents with Eric. Eric tries a magic trick. Peter Cushing arrives wanting payment for a previous appearance on the show. Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen perform "Hello Dolly". Eric and Ernie invite Ann Hamilton around for a Christmas dinner. Eric Porter arrives looking for work. He ends up singing and dancing to "If They Could See Me Now" with Eric and Ernie. Nina van Pallandt sings "Both Sides, Now". She then sings "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" with some hindrance by Eric and Ernie. Eric and Ernie introduce John Wayne. Edward Woodward sings "The Way You Look Tonight". William Franklyn stars as Athos in Ernie's new play 'The Three Musketeers'. Written by jem

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25 December 1970 (UK)  »

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Eric Morecambe: [greeting Nina, just after she has sung her first song] While you're here, will you do me a big favour? Will you sing a song for us?
Nina van Pallandt: I don't understand.
Eric Morecambe: You can sing that one if you wish... We ought to have a good song, because Cilla Black has just had Frank Sinatra on her show.
Ernie Wise: Oh, that's true, yeah. Yes, that's true, Frank Sinatra.
Nina van Pallandt: He's a wonderful artist.
Eric Morecambe: A wonderful artist.
Ernie Wise: Isn't he a wonderful artist! He's the one who sings, "I Did It My Way".
Eric Morecambe: That probably accounts for the limp.
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