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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Credited cast:
Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
Snuffy / The Count (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Ernie (assistant) / Additional Muppets (voice)
Linda Bove ...
Northern Calloway ...
Debbie Chen ...
Loretta Long ...
Bob McGrath ...
Olivia (as Alaina Reed)
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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3 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Sesame Street: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street  »

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When aired by Nickelodeon in 1994, "I Hate Christmas" was cut. See more »


A camera tripod is visible in "I Hate Christmas when Maria stares at Oscar after he throws a snowball at her. See more »


Cookie Monster: [At the end of the movie, Susan and Gordon come home and see that Cookie Monster has eaten their Christmas tree] Ohhh, ohh, oh, Scotch pine delicious, but Douglas fir give me heartburn. Burp! Excuse me, ohhh, oh!
[Susan and Gordon look perplexed]
Cookie Monster: Burp! Oh sorry, oh!
[Credits roll]
Cookie Monster: Burp! Buuuuuuurrrp! Oh that a long one, buuuuurrp, buuuurrp, oh!
[Movie ends]
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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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Love this little movie
17 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I grew up on this movie and it is the best! I am 29 years old now, and I am thrilled that you can now buy it on DVD. I can't wait to continue the Christmas tradition from when I was a little girl watching it with my sister and brother and parents, and one day soon watch it with my children!!! If anyone is considering this movie for your children, I highly recommend it! As anyone can see, Sesame Street is the best, it's sweet and always educational. There are little lessons in every story line in this movie, not to mention the music is great. Thank you Sesame Street for providing children (and parents) with so much joy!

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