The first special, Carry On Christmas, was broadcast in 1969. It was filmed shortly after the completion of Carry on Up the Jungle and featured the same main cast from that film. It was scripted by long-term Carry On author Talbot Rothwell. The story was an irreverent take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, featuring Sid James as Scrooge.
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Series Fun Facts
- The rehearsals for this seasonal offering were held in a yacht club, just down the road from the actual studios.
- Goof (revealing mistake): 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.
- Frankie Howerd's asides to camera and to the audience were ad libbed.