Christmas Night with the Stars was a television show broadcast each Christmas night by the BBC from 1958 to 1972 and also revived in 1994. The show was hosted each year by a leading star of BBC TV and featured specially made short seasonal editions of the previous year's most popular BBC sitcoms and light entertainment programs. The show was voted 24th in the Channel 4 100 Greatest Christmas Moments. Most of the variety segments no longer exist.
ITV countered with its own annual Christmas variety show from 1969 to 1973, while the BBC itself resurrected the format in 1982 with a special titled The Funny Side of Christmas.
In December 2004 the BBC did a one-off special hosted by Michael Parkinson.Overview from themoviedb.org