Better to give? That's hard to believe.

— WC Fields as Scrooge, blowing off the advice of Jimmy Stewart as Dick Wilkins

Rich Little's Christmas Carol is an 1978 CBC special that was premiered on December 1978.

The special starred impersonator Rich Little in a one-man performance, playing all the parts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the voices of famous actors.


All played by Rich Little
Voice impression(s)Character(s)
W.C. FieldsScrooge
Paul LyndeBob Cratchit
Humphrey Bogartthe Ghost of Christmas Past
Peter Falkthe Ghost of Christmas Present
Peter Sellersthe Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come
Richard NixonJacob Marley
Truman CapoteTiny Tim
Groucho MarxFezziwig
Edith BunkerMrs. Cratchit
Johnny CarsonNephew Fred
Jimmy StewartDick Wilkins
John Wayne
George Burns
James Mason
Jack BennyBoy (Outside Window)
Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Charity Solicitors

This special is available on a DVD set along with Rich Little's similar themed retelling of Robin Hood, released in 2007.  

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