Morecambe and Wise are one of the most popular and enduring double acts from the golden age of television. With viewing figures constantly in the millions, their Christmas specials became a national institution.
The Morecambe & Wise Show end-of-year Christmas specials became such an institution during the 1970s that few British families would dream of missing them.
Running from 1969 until 1977, the BBC Christmas shows were usually on Christmas Day. These classic sketches revolved around famous guest stars, such as Eric Porter, Fenella Fielding, Ann Hamilton, Peter Gushing, Glenda Jackson, Andre Previn and Des O'Connor, being made fun of by Eric and Ernie.
The 1977 Christmas Show attracted 28 million viewers, around half of the total UK population. It was a record for a single light entertainment broadcast in Britain, and one which still stands.
With the duo's inimitable style of delivery and repartee, it's not surprising that a BBC poll saw Morecambe and Wise voted 'Best Light Entertainment Performers of All Time'.
This collection contains the best of Eric and Ernie's festive fun. Sit back and enjoy classic British TV comedy at it's best!