The Comfort and Joy of BLACKADDER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Jake Kroeger

There are so many holiday TV specials made every year on top of the trove that already exists. Of course, there are the classic ones, usually animated, with the likes of Charlie Brown and Rudolph, etc. The film A Christmas Story is essentially a TV special, considering how many times TBS has played it on repeat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day over the years. For many others, of course, there’s the indulging in Festivus from Seinfeld‘s George Costanza. Thus, many a holiday special can go unnoticed, especially if they’re original and a great twist on a Christmas classic and from the UK and made in the late 80′s…

Of course, I’m hinting at Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, a Christmas special for thecult history comedy series Blackadder on the BBC, starring Rowan Atkinson.

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, as you might guess, takes a decidedly more satirical turn from Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol. Even though it aired in 1988 on the BBC, Blackadder’s Christmas Carol more than holds up, as opposed to many of these specials that definitely rely on nostalgia for one to get through them. If anything, it’s the …read more

Source: Nerdist

    

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