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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Music  -  3 December 1978 (USA)
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

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Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice) (as Carroll Spinney)
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

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When the neighborhood kids are singing "Keep Christmas With You" at Bob's apartment, the black boy's cardigan is buttoned and then unbuttoned between shots. See more »

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Maria: Oscar, I hope you're satisfied. You had to start all that stuff about Santa and tiny chimneys, and you've upset Big Bird so much, he's gone.
Oscar: Well, I didn't know he'd do anything dumb like that! I was only teasin' him!
Maria: Teasing him? Telling him that Santa's not gonna bring anybody any presents because he can't get down a tiny chimney? Now, you call that teasing?
Oscar: Well, he'll come back! He's part homing pigeon! Besides, what's the big deal? He lives outdoors all the time anyway!
Maria: Now, look here, ...
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Music by Hugh Martin
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by Bert (Frank Oz) and Ernie (Jim Henson)
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Brings back great memories

I first saw this when I was about 4 and I've watched it every Christmas since. It is still entertaining, funny, and heartwarming. From the opening scene at the ice skating rink to the songs to Big Bird's exchanges with Oscar the Grouch. Oscar the Grouch's song is great: "I hate Christmas". Probably the best in the whole movie is Bert and Ernie's scene with Mr. Hooper. Such a shame he died.

Kermit the Frog is funny, too. These were the good days of Sesame Street, before Elmo-mania.


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