Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner

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Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner
Freddie the Freeloader Christmas Dinner.jpg
1981 HBO Program Guide artwork for
Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner
Created by Red Skelton
Starring Red Skelton
Vincent Price
Imogene Coca
Country of origin United States
Running time 1 hour
Original network HBO
Original release December 13, 1981

Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner (aka Red Skelton's 's Christmas Dinner) is a TV special that premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) on December 13, 1981. The program stars Red Skelton and was part of HBO's Standing Room Only series of specials.[1][2]


Freddie the Freeloader prepares to scrape together money and enjoy a Christmas dinner with his equally poverty-stricken friend, Professor Humperdo, at one of New York's fancy restaurants. Stopping along the way, he visits a hospital and entertains some children for Christmas.

The special includes drama, miming and music which Skelton was noted for.

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  1. ^ December 1981 HBO Program Guide ("Kramer vs. Kramer" on cover), page 11
  2. ^ TCM: Milestones for Red Skelton

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