I thought that David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing a duet was fairly odd growing up, but that isn’t even the strangest part of this Special. Crosby wanders into Charles Dickens study, and Dickens is there, alive, whining about how he’s not as famous as he should be in a weird fourth wall breaking exchange. Then Twiggy walks in and starts zinging Dickens about his terrible books. Afterwards, they all sing a song from from the point of view of the different characters in A Christmas Carol, where they are arguing about which one of them is the main character of the story. This is accompanied by something that looks like a scene from Scrooged, as all the Dickens characters are played by Twiggy and other English actors.
And the rest of the Special has a side plot about Crosby tracing his family tree, where he segues into Bowie’s “Heroes.”
Did somebody dose my tea!??