In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)...
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It was the night before Christmas. As the towns folk merried themselves at the annual Victorian fayre, Scrooge sat in his counting-house tallying his books. He was soon to set off on a ... See full summary »
On the anniversary of Jacob Marley's death, his business partner Ebenezer Scrooge finds unwelcome company in the form of three spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. If he ... See full summary »
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.
Ebeneezer Scrooge, the miserly owner of an old counting house, is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, on Christmas Eve. Marley warns Scrooge he is doomed in the... See full summary »
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »
In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart), Present (played by Rich as Columbo) and Future (played by Rich as Inspector Clouseau) to convince him otherwiseWritten by
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This was the third time that Rich Little had told 'A Christmas Carol' in this manner. First in 1953, he recorded it on a record. Later he did it on The Ed Sullivan Show in four minutes flat. See more »
Rich Little's Christmas Carol was a ritual at our house when I was a child, I just recently picked up the laserdisc and now I can enjoy this time and again.
Little is outstanding in all the roles he plays here, and he does play ALL the roles here! This is quite possibly the funniest TV special you will see this time of year. Dicken's original tale has been parodied to perfection by Little. It's all here from Scrooge's "Boat & Bottle" business to Richard Nixon...I mean Jacob Marley's ghost! Even Tiny Tim doesn't escape the laughs.
I'll leave you with this quote from The Ghost of Christmas Future and Scrooge...
"You hate Christmas! You have never lifted a finger to help anyone!" "Ahh, no, that's not true. I've given many people who needed my help the finger."
(Note: Also see Rich Little's Robin Hood. It is absent from IMDB at this time.)
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