TV Guide Close-Up: Carol for Another Christmas

Here’s a TV Guide Close-Up from December 1964 promoting “Carol for Another Christmas” on ABC:

Scanned black and white TV Guide Close-Up for Carol for Another Christmas on ABC

TV Guide Close-Up for Carol for Another Christmas – Copyright 1964 Triangle Publications, Inc.

“Carol for Another Christmas” was the first of four United Nations specials sponsored by Xerox to air on ABC in the mid-1960s. Rod Serling wrote the script while Joseph L. Mankiewicz served as producer and director. The cast included, among others, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Peter Sellers, and Eva Marie Saint.

After its initial broadcast on ABC on December 28th, 1964, the special wasn’t seen again for almost 50 years until TCM aired it in December 2012.

This particular Close-Up is from the Western New England Edition of TV Guide. Channel 6 was WTEV in Northfield New Bedford, MA; Channel 7 was WNAC-TV in Boston, MA; Channel 8 was WNHC-TV in New Haven, CT; Channel 20 was WATR-TV in Waterbury, CT; and Channel 40 was WHYN-TV in Springfield, MA.

Image Credit:
TV Guide, December 26th, 1964 (Vol. 12, No. 52), Western New England Edition, A-29.

5 Replies to “TV Guide Close-Up: Carol for Another Christmas”

  1. I saw this when it was on TCM a few years ago. With all the talent involved, I had high hopes, but I thought it was dull and talky.

  2. I saw this on TCM and though the allegory elements distracted me but I felt that it was a fine piece of work-for television and it is something that TV desperately needs nowadays.

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