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Carry on Christmas (1969)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Ronnie Baxter

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney James ... Ebenezer Scrooge (as Sid James)
Terry Scott ... Dr. Frank N. Stein / Convent Girl / Mr. Barrett / Baggie the Ugly Sister
Charles Hawtrey ... Spirit of Christmas Past / Angel / Convent Girl / Buttons
Hattie Jacques ... Elizabeth Barrett / Nun / Bemused Passer-By
Barbara Windsor ... Cinderella / Fanny / Spirit of Christmas Present
Bernard Bresslaw ... Bob Cratchit / Frank N. Stein's Monster / Spirit of Christmas Future / Convent Girl / Town Crier / Policeman
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Dracula / Street Beggar / Convent Girl / Haggie the Other Ugly Sister
Frankie Howerd ... Robert Browning / Fairy Godmother
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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) . Written by Tonyman 5

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1969 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frankie Howerd's asides to camera and to the audience were ad libbed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Robert Browning: [after climbing down the chimmny] I'll tell you this, now I know what it feels like, I'll never use a pipe cleaner again!
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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What a Carry On.........
27 December 2003 | by DownLoAdErSee all my reviews

Very amusing television show, with every slapstick innuendo, classic line possible from all previous and future films and TV specials.

This is 50 mins of little giggles to huge belly laughs. Barbra Windsor is wonderful with her wicked giggle. The rest of the cast (familiar from all our favourite Carry On films including Frankie Howard) all have at least two roles to play and it is obvious they were having fun filming the show. There are too many instances where you can see they are about to giggle while delivering lines to mention. If you get a chance to see it on a TV special, and you are a Carry On fan and missed it. DO IT! What a carry on Xmas giggle........

For those perfectionists it is a 1 star

For me it is the perfection of television humor in the 70's and is worthy of TEN stars (out of ten) for the classic 70's humor back then.

Feel free to Flame Me but this is classic Brit Humour from the 70's

This humour will never be seen in new shows, enjoy!!

Comedians just want to have a giggle. It would be great if they could be as open and honest as the Carry On team, and funny, without the HR Political Police ruining it for the rest of us.

My score is 5 out of 5 but NOT on a cultural scale, just a Carry On scale..... simply brilliant and funny.


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