Miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Sid James) makes the life of his clerk, Bob Cratchit (Bernard Bresslaw) a misery. A visit from the spirit of Christmas Past (Charles Hawtrey) warns him that he will be shown the error of his ways by visits from the Spirits of Christmas present (Barbara Windsor) and future (Bernard Bresslaw) Becoming generous and helpful Scrooge finances Dr Frank N Stein ( Terry Scott) for his experiments. Scrooge is then thrown into the world of pantomime and meets poor Cinderella (Barbara Windsor) at the beck and call of her ugly sisters(Peter Butterworth and Terry Scott) With some camp help from Buttons (Charles Hawtrey) and the Fairy Godmother (Frankie Howerd) Scrooge resolves to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Unfortunately he lavishes affection on a passer-by (Hattie Jacques) and is arrested by a policeman ( Bernard Bresslaw) .
Did You Know?
In the original draft Barbara Windsor was earmarked as Glory, Scrooge's cousin and Bernard Bresslaw would be Fagin leading Scrooge (Sid James) into a life of crime. Charles Hawtrey would have played Oliver Twist whose pocket Scrooge picks. Terry Scott would be a haughty school teacher and Barbara as a sexy pupil. Sreenwriter Talbot Rothwell removed a lot of the Dickensian material and replaced it with a Hammer horror pantomime featuring Peter Butterworth as Count Dracula and Bernard Bresslaw as the creature. See more
When Robert, disguised as the Doctor, kisses Elizabeth, the position of their heads makes it impossible for the mustache to transfer to Elizabeth's face. See more
Mr Scrooge, I was wondering, could you make a little advance to me?
[Turns to face the camera
Not only long and stupid, but bent to boot!
Followed by Carry on Again Christmas