Horrible Christmas
Season 2, Episode 14
Air date December 17, 2010
Written by Lucy Clarke, Gerard Foster, Jon Holmes, Giles Pilbrow, & Laurence Rickard
Episode guide
Series 2, Episode 13
Series 3, Episode 1

Horrible Christmas was an episode special in the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on December 17, 2010, on the CBBC.

It features sketches--including ones from previous sketches--about how Christmas was celebrated throughout history.

Sketches Edit

Measly Middle Ages Edit

Roland the Farter Edit

Henry II’s unique jester, Roland the Farter, & his tradition of breaking wind on Christmas Day.

Scary Stories Edit

The Night Before Childermass Edit

A poem

HHTV News Edit

William the Conqueror's Christmas Crowning Riot Edit

Smashing Saxons Edit

Presents of Poo (from Series 1, Episode 8) Edit

A group of peasants is delighted to receive useful gifts of various types of animal dung.

Terrible Tudors Edit

Exceedingly Nice Mince PiesEdit

Mr. Tudor advertises his Exceedingly Nice Mince Pies.

Historical Masterchef Edit

Meat, meat, & more meat are on the menu on “Historical Masterchef”.

True or False Edit

Q: Tudor banquets often featured huge sculptures made out of potatoes? 

A: False - Sculptures were actually made of sugar

Elizabeth I's Christmas present Edit

Elizabeth I’s Christmas present is an innovation fit for a Queen–a teeny clock on a strap. 

Slimy StuartsEdit

Oliver Cromwell (from Series 2, Episode 2)Edit

Oliver Cromwell has his visiting relatives arrested for wishing him a Merry Christmas. 

Royal Christmas MessageEdit

Charles II delivers a characteristic Royal Christmas Message for 1666. 

Vile VictoriansEdit

A prison ChristmasEdit

Odd Christmas cardsEdit

Frightful First World WarEdit

HHTV SportEdit

1914 Christmas Day Football TruceEdit

Opposing sides play a friendly game of football during the Christmas truce of 1914. 



Measly Middle Ages Smashing Saxons Terrible Tudors Slimy Stuarts Vile Victorians Frightful First World War Song
Roland the Farter Scary Stories HHTV News Presents of Poo Exceedingly Nice Mince Pies Historical Masterchef Elizabeth I's Christmas present Oliver Cromwell Royal Christmas Message A prison Christmas Odd Christmas cards HHTV Sport
Mathew Baynton x x x x x
Simon Farnaby x x x x x x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x
Jim Howick x x x x x x
Laurence Rickard x x x
Ben Willbond x x x x x x
Susie Donkin
Lawry Lewin
Alice Lowe x x
Nathaniel Martello-White
Dominique Moore
Daniel Taylor
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
David Baddiel x
Terry Deary
Alexei Sayle
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


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