The Mundanes Have Their Say
The Christmas Carol trope doesn’t just infect genre television. Non-spec shows had their share of ghosts and internal reflection, sometimes with hilarious results.
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
It’s Blackadder, what more need I say?
Family Ties — “A Christmas Story”
This is from the first season of Family Ties, which is a novelty unto itself. Michael Gross with no beard and a half-assed bowl haircut! Haven’t seen that in a while.
Stroker & Hoop — “Santa and the Christmas Ghosts”
It’s about time someone pulled a gun on those ghosts…
Roseanne: “Halloween IV”
Though A Christmas Carol is clearly a horror story, there aren’t too many shows that play that aspect up. Instead of having a Christmastime Christmas Carol, Rosanne opted for a Halloween setting.