Ralph agrees to produce, direct, and star in his Boss, Mr. Marshall's wife's annual fund raising Christmas benefit show, "A Christmas Carol". Problems arise when Ralph realizes he has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Ralph Kramden / Daddy Cratchit
Art Carney ... Ed Norton / Scrooge / Tiny Tim
Audrey Meadows ... Alice Kramden / Mother Cratchit
Jane Kean ... Trixie Norton / Daughter Cratchit
Gale Gordon ... Mr. Marshall
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ... Himself - Announcer / Town Crier
Bud Truland Bud Truland ... Pop Parker
Templeton Fox Templeton Fox ... Mrs. Marshall
The Suntones The Suntones ... Quartet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves
Sammy Spear and His Orchestra Sammy Spear and His Orchestra ... Themselves
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Storyline

Ralph agrees to produce, direct, and star in his Boss, Mr. Marshall's wife's annual fund raising Christmas benefit show, "A Christmas Carol". Problems arise when Ralph realizes he has promised to take Alice to Miami the same weekend as the show. Hilarity ensues when Ralph re-writes the Dickens classic, and with Norton directing it's bound to be hit. When the show is a hit, all is forgiven. Written by Chris M Rose

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honeymooners Christmas Special See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Production Co:

Peekskill Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Ralph Kramden: Okay Norton, you'll be Tiny Tim.
Ed Norton: [sings] Tiptoe, thru the tulips...
Ralph Kramden: [shouts] Not *that* Tiny Tim!
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Followed by The Honeymooners (1978) See more »

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Lost forgotten special still unavailable.
8 May 2013 | by Paul MularSee all my reviews

First let me say that the other review posted for this show is incorrect, it is talking about the second Christmas Special (1978).

This 1977 Christmas Special has not been seen since it first aired in 1977, and I saw it then. At that time I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. But my opinion would be tainted by the joy of seeing my favorite TV characters in a new story after a decade of being off-air.

In the story: the confusion that went on as Norton directed a play put on by Ralph's boss brought me to the floor laughing. Everyone seemed to be spot-on with their performances, as if the series never stopped. Their characters were existing even though we were not able to watch them. But now some 35 years later I wish I could see this special again to see how it holds up. With all of the old shows readily available on DVD to compare this show to, it is frustrating not to see this again.

I can say that the other three specials were a bit of a let down when viewed again on DVD over 30 years later. As I have been seeing some of the live 1950's segments on DVD for the first time, these reunion specials no longer held that joy of something new. Now these final specials seem a bit tired with routines re-cycled from the 'good-old-days" of the early Honeymooners.

I am glad these were produced, as it was nice to see the gang again for one last group of hurrays. But they are just not up to the top-notch 1950's programs (neither were the color shows of the 1960's).


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