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The Carpenters at Christmas (1977)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Carpenter ... Himself
Karen Carpenter ... Herself
Kristy McNichol ... Herself
Burr Tillstrom ... Himself / Kukla and Ollie
Harvey Korman ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kukla Kukla ... Himself - puppet
Ollie Ollie ... Himself - puppet (as Oliver J. Dragon)
Madame Ooglepuss Madame Ooglepuss ... Herself - puppet
Fletcher Rabbit Fletcher Rabbit ... Himself - puppet
Buelah Witch Buelah Witch ... Herself - puppet
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christmas | tv special | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Carpenters at Christmas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Carpenters' 2nd ABC television special See more »

Quotes

Karen Carpenter: Hi.
Kukla: Hi.
Ollie: Hi.
Karen Carpenter: How ya doin'?
Ollie: I'm great Karen, just great.
Karen Carpenter: I'm really glad you came tonight, but can I have a merry Christmas kiss you think?
Ollie: Oh, you think? Get out of the way junior. You know what that was? That was my blarney stone kiss. I'm sorry you didn't get it.
Kukla: Could I have one?
Karen Carpenter: Yeah here.
Kukla: Right on my nose I love that.
[...]
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Connections

Followed by The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas to You
(aka "The Christmas Song")
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by The Carpenters
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Average Christmas Special From the 1970's
25 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

The Carpenters were considered "square" even when they were at their peek. It didn't help that they visited the Nixon White House not once but twice. When this special aired it was the era of Saturday Night Fever and the White Disco style clothing was the inspiration for many f the clothes seen on this special.

This special is a time capsule and its typical bad variety special humor. However it is a rare time where we can see Karen enjoying what she was put on this earth to do. She enjoys Christmas Music and it shows in this special.

I wish this show was more available for fans to watch. It is a nice special to watch that does hearken backs to a less cynical time!


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