This was the first of several highly successful festive editions made by the BBC and is available in its entirety in the archives. This edition is less frequently repeated than the later shows, a fact that has been attributed to its lack of "big" guest stars. Although all the guests were high profile at the time, they have since become less prominent in the public eye. It is notable for the appearance of Frankie Vaughan who had initially been the butt of many jokes for the duo, although his dislike of this led them to redirect their comments famously to Des O'Connor after this point. Nina van Pallandt performed Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? which had featured in that year's James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service as well as a parody with the duo in which Christmas trees fell over mid-performance. This was a theme that they would return to many times and with many variations in the next years.

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  • Episode Number 1
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  • Originally Aired Thursday, December 25, 1969
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  • Directors
  • Writers Eddie Braben
  • Guest Stars Frankie Vaughan, Nina, The Pattersons, Fenella Fielding, Sacha Distel
  • Is Movie
  • IMDB tt1180500
  • Last Updated By bluemoon4ever
  • Last Updated 08/29/2018 6:49am