The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
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Abbott & Costello 

It's Christmas, what better way than to celebrate with Abbott and Costello.


Ed Sobol (as Edward Sobol)


John Grant


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Abbott ... Himself - Host (as Abbott)
Lou Costello ... Himself - Host (as Costello)
Margaret Whiting ... Herself
Fayard Nicholas ... Himself (as The Nicholas Brothers)
Harold Nicholas ... Himself (as The Nicholas Brothers)
Buster Shaver Buster Shaver ... Himself (as Buster Shaver and Olive)
Olive Brasno Olive Brasno ... Herself (as Buster Shaver and Olive)
Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry ... Themselves - Acrobats
The Four Pipers The Four Pipers ... Themselves - Singers
Sid Fields ... Himself - Comic Actor
Dorothy Granger ... Herself - Actress
The Hollywood Stunt Group The Hollywood Stunt Group ... Themselves
Gordon Jones ... Himself - Actor
Jack Lomas Jack Lomas ... Himself - Actor
Bobby Barber ... Himself - Comic Actor


It's Christmas, what better way than to celebrate with Abbott and Costello.

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Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

14 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet See more »
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by Lou Costello and The Four Pipers
Danced by Lou Costello
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Very Funny
23 September 2019 | by michaelgarykelley1994See all my reviews

This was a nice stage play-style comedy set from the wonderful comedy duo I still find underrated, to this very day. There were some exceptional gags, here.

I watched the film on a digital streaming service, and I was surprised with all of the entertainment aspects, like gymnasts doing flips on monkey bars, tap-dancing brothers, quite a bit of singing, and TONS of old commercials I had never seen, since I'm a 90s baby! It was a blast!

Our two leads were as sharp and genius, as always, and I found myself getting ancy during a lot of the breaks between sketches, due to Abbott and Costello being the highlight of this whole special for television.

I recommend it.

Also: I saw the color version, just for reference. Very fun.

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you, and Merry Christmas!

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