Christmas Night with the Stars

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Christmas Night with the Stars was a television show broadcast each Christmas night by the BBC from 1958 to 1972 (with the exception of 1961, 1965 and 1966).[1] The show was hosted each year by a leading star of BBC TV and featured specially made short seasonal editions (typically about 10 minutes long) of the previous year's most popular BBC sitcoms and light entertainment programs. Most of the variety segments no longer exist in accordance with the BBC's policy of wiping at the time, prevalent into the late 1970s.

ITV countered with its own annual Christmas variety show (All Star Comedy Carnival) from 1969 to 1973, while the BBC itself resurrected the format in 1982 with a special titled The Funny Side of Christmas.

Since its original run, the show has been revived twice, with Fry and Laurie in 1994, and with Michael Parkinson in 2004.

The show was voted 24th in the Channel 4 100 Greatest Christmas Moments.[2]

Some featured television programmes[edit]

Some line-ups[edit]


  1. ^ "Christmas Night with the Stars". Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Christmas Moments". Channel 4. Retrieved 15 November 2008.