Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford (1975)

USA, 12 December
colour, 4:3
mono, English
Sanford and Son (1972-1977) – series 5, episode 12

An American fantasy television episode directed by James Sheldon.

Plot Summary

It's and Fred Sanford is visited in a dream by a trio of spirits that show him the true meaning of Christmas.


* = uncredited

Directed by: James Sheldon
A Bud Yorkin/Norman Lear/Tandem production
Executive Producer: Bud Yorkin
Produced by: Saul Turtletaub, Bernie Orenstein
Associate Producer: Normand C. Hopps
Written by: Saul Turtletaub, Bernie Orenstein
Story Supervisor: Ted Bergman
Based on the British television series Steptoe and Son
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens *
Technical Director: O. Tamburri
Music: Quincey Jones
Art Director: Edward Stephenson

Redd Foxx (Fred Sanford)
Desmond Wilson (Lamont Sanford)
La Wanda Page (Aunt Esther)
Nathaniel Taylor (Rollo)
Don Bexly (Bubba)
Eric Laneuville (Ron)
Adrian Ricard (Mrs Small)
Marc Copage (Fredsie)
Jay Merreman (Mr Small)
Kathryn Jackson (mother)
Herb Ellis (landlord)
Lynn Hamilton (Donna)



  • A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.195 – credits