UK / ITV – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 20 December 1972 @ 8.00pm
Writers: Talbot Rothwell, Dave Freeman / Costumes: Frank Van Raay / Production Design: Tony Borer / Executive Producer: Peter Rogers / Producer: Gerald Thomas / Director: Ronnie Baxter
In Victorian times the Carry on team get together over Christmas dinner to tell each other tales.
Basically a series of sketches such as one involving Adam and Eve, The Last Outpost which goes on far too long and focuses on a colonial Christmas dinner out in Africa, it features much the same scenes and dialogue as the one in Carry On Up the Khyber; The Musician’s Story is set in Elizabeth times and is a couple of comic song interludes. The Sailor’s Story is a spooky haunted house type sketch and there is a saucy send up of the Aladdin pantomime, this is actually the funniest segment and has some genuinely witty rhyming lines.
Besides all the usual team (minus Sid James who was busy with Bless This House) has the fantastic addition of the gorgeous Valerie Leon as a very busty serving wench.