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Do Not Adjust Your Stocking PG rating

The first episode made for Thames Television features Terry Gilliam's stunning yuletide animation, The Christmas Card.

Comedy 1968 40 mins

Director: Adrian Cooper



Seen here in its entirety (an edited version was screened on television in the 1980s), this bumper-length Christmas special was the first episode to be made for Thames, the company that won the franchise from Rediffusion. Terry Gilliam’s fantastic animation The Christmas Card brings the house down – just listen to how much the kids in the audience love it. Hit single ‘I’m the Urban Spaceman’ gets another push – and there’s some splendid audience participation in ‘By a Waterfall’ that certainly seems to please Mr Stanshall.