In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart), Present (played by Rich as Columbo) and Future (played by Rich as Inspector Clouseau) to convince him otherwise.
Rich Little's Christmas Carol is a TV special that premiered on Home Box Office on December 16, 1979. It starred Rich Little in a one-man performance with impersonations of his characters playing the parts in Charles Dickens famous holiday story. Little played the following celebrities: ⁕W. C. Fields as Ebenezer Scrooge § ⁕Paul Lynde as Bob Cratchit ⁕Johnny Carson as Fred ⁕Laurel and Hardy as the two solicitors § ⁕Richard Nixon as Jacob Marley ⁕Humphrey Bogart as the Ghost of Christmas Past § ⁕Groucho Marx as Fezziwig § ⁕James Stewart as Dick Wilkins ⁕Peter Falk as Columbo as the Ghost of Christmas Present ⁕Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker as Mrs. Cratchit ⁕Truman Capote as Tiny Tim ⁕Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come ⁕James Mason, George Burns and John Wayne as the three businessmen ⁕Jack Benny as a boy § The show was shot on videotape and included a laugh track. § - denotes the celebrity was deceased at the time of production