What's your 'go-to' Christmas special sitcom? Page 5

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 26th December 2019, 6:07am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,257 posts
Quote: smc4761 @ 11th December 2018, 6:48 PM

The sight of Liza Tarbuck sitting on the dickie seat of the side car is hilarious.

As evidenced in Upstart Crow, of which the pretty decent Christmas Special was showed again earlier, she's a good comedy foil.

Dad's Army Xmas special I think it was their last one also on earlier, one of the funniest episodes they did and is brilliantly performed by Arthur Lowe showing off his acting range. My only quibble with this (and the Three Oranges special) has always been the lack of Christmas in it. The VIP function plot cried out to be a Christmas do, as did the orange raffle. Seems minor but these little touches make all the difference imo when remembering great Xmas specials. The Christmas themed ones tend to be the more memorable. Clement and LeFrenais go down as the best Xmas special writers bar none in my book, hit gold with every one and they were Christmassy.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 26th December 2019, 9:14am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 26th December 2019, 6:07 AM

The Christmas themed ones tend to be the more memorable. Clement and LeFrenais go down as the best Xmas special writers bar none in my book, hit gold with every one and they were Christmassy.

Terry & June/Happy Ever After always did good Christmas-themed specials.