Kris Kringle

Series 11 - Episode 14 Kris Kringle



Quizmaster Stephen Fry, resplendent in a deep red, Noël Coward-ish dressing gown, hosts a sparkly QI Christmas special with guests, Mrs Brown’s alter ego Brendan O’Carroll, Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand and Alan Davies. It’s the Feast of Stephen, of course, and Fry introduces a young lady who’s invented what she describes as an “unknitting machine” which is operated behind the scenes in the studio by her brother, much to everyone’s ribald delight.

Fry, a man who loves gadgets, is thrilled as the machine unravels Alan Davies’s festive scarf. Meanwhile, the guests wonder what presents we can expect from the Queen, and why Father Christmas is no longer on a Rich List.


In an episode first broadcast in 2013, Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll and stand-ups Jo Brand and Phill Jupitus join regular panellist Alan Davies for a festive edition of the comedy quiz. Host Stephen Fry asks them a range of unusual questions on the theme of Kris Kringle and other Christmas-related topics.

Cast & Crew

Host Stephen Fry
Panellist Alan Davies
Panellist Brendan O'Carroll
Panellist Jo Brand
Panellist Phill Jupitus
Director Ian Lorimer
Producer John Lloyd
Producer Piers Fletcher
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