My Family

My Family Christmas Special: Have a Unhappy Christmas

About this programme

Susan is outraged when Ben, ever the romantic, buys her a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, so in a desperate attempt to make amends, he gets her a necklace instead. However, when he discovers it for sale at half the price the following day, he is determined to return it and buy it again at the bargain rate - but the no-nonsense jeweller (guest star Julian Clary) is having none of it. To make matters worse, Susan turns up and the Harpers end up getting trapped in the department store overnight. Meanwhile, Janey, Michael and Alfie decide to give Susan and Ben a thoughtful present for a change, but despite their best efforts, it does not turn out quite as planned. Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker star in the festive special from 2008.

Cast and crew


Ben Harper
Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper
Zoe Wanamaker
Janey Harper
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper
Gabriel Thomson
Alfie Butts
Rhodri Meilir
Keiron Self
Mr Walker
Julian Clary
Tayler Marshall
Mrs Carstairs
James Smith
Royal equerry
Robin Sebastian
Security guard
Terry Bird
Elf/Security guard 2
Andy Bennett


Nic Phillips
John Bartlett
Paul Minett
Brian Leveson