- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 9, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Passport
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
America's most-beloved clown delivers up two special Christmas shows on this one very special DVD. In Cop And The Anthem
, Red plays Freddie the Freeloader, a down-on-his-luck tramp trying to get thrown into a nice warm jail cell at the happiest - and coldest - time of year. The second show, Freddie And The Yuletide Doll
, has Red creating yet another bittersweet tale in this romantic, comedic ballet that touches on the true meaning of Christmas.
Master of pantomime, skilled comedian, terrific entertainer, Christmas With Red Skelton is ample proof of why there will never be another quite like Red Skelton.
The "Red Skelton Show" delighted viewers for over two decades with its irreverent wit, and sketch-based humor. The show began in the early 1950s, then finally came to a close in 1971 after providing America with one of its longest running comedy shows. Skelton delighted in playing the clown throughout, and drew on a host of celebrity guests and regular cast members to keep the laughs coming thick and fast. This festive show catches Red and the gang celebrating Christmas in their own inimitable style. Two episodes are included: "Cop & The Anthem" features Red adopting the persona of a homeless guy attempting to find somewhere to spend Christmas. While "Freddie & The Yuletide Doll" sees Red exploring the meaning of Christmas, and celebrating the holidays.