Christmas is a time for charity, hope, and goodwill to all men... or if it's the Horrible Histories Christmas Special it's a time for farting jesters, Christmas cards full of bacon, and having the festive meal confiscated by Oliver Cromwell.
This one-off Christmas Special dives headlong into showcasing bizarre Yuletide absurdities over the centuries with the programme's unique blend of sketches, pastiches and song.
Find out how William the Conqueror was crowned on Christmas Day 1066, but when the congregation cheered his soldiers thought it was a riot and burned down Westminster Abbey.
Gasp at the tale of King Henry II's famous medieval jester, Roland the Farter, the man whose sole job was to fart on Christmas Day.
And learn how Victorian Christmas cards could be really weird. Some included a slice of bacon, an extracted tooth, a luggage label or even a dead mouse.
Horrible Histories Christmas Special reveals all this and more in a foul festive treat - the smelliest, silliest, goriest stories about everyone's favourite time of year.
- Friday 17th December 2010
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Alice Lowe||Ensemble Actor|
|Lawry Lewin||Ensemble Actor|
|John Eccleston||Rattus Rattus|
|David Baddiel||Vincenzo Larfoff|
|Caroline Norris||Series Producer|
|Richard Bradley||Executive Producer|
|Alison Gregory||Executive Producer|