Carry On Christmas (1969) Trivia
- Such was the popularity of the Carry On gang that the
1969 special pulled in record viewing figures of 8.1 million, the most
watched ITV show for the Christmas season.
- Bernard Bresslaw’s perfect interpretation of
Frankenstein’s monster was his chance to prove himself in the part at last.
In 1957 he had auditioned for the role in the Hammer House of Horror film,
The Curse Of Frankenstein, failing to win the part because he was, in his
own words, “Too ‘orrible”. He saw the role go to Christopher Lee.
- Carry On Christmas was made back-to-back with the
early 1970 release Up The Jungle with most of the film’s cast including
guest star Frankie Howerd, wandering into the television experiment. This
explains why some publicity photos of Sid James and Barbara Windsor on the
Pinewood Jungle set were in circulation. During her rehearsals for
Christmas, Windsor donned a safari outfit and posed with Sid’s Bill Boosey