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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)

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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Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
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Snuffy / The Count (voice)
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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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The Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Album was nominated for a Grammy. It featured several songs from the televised special along with narration. See more »

Goofs

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

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Cookie Monster: [ice skating] Let's play stop the whip!
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Cookie Monster continuously burps over the contribution credits at the end. See more »

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Spun-off from Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Feliz Navidad
Written and Performed by José Feliciano
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Charming Christmas special
17 December 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Christmas Eve is upon the entire Sesame Street gang in this funny and sweet one-hour television special. Oscar the Grouch has Big Bird worried about Santa Claus arriving and bringing everyone presents. Meanwhile, Bert and Ernie struggle to get something nice for each other in a brilliant re-telling of "Gift of the Magi." And Cookie Monster is having trouble conveying to Santa Claus just what he would like for Christmas. Filled with laughter (the scenes with Kermit and Grover questioning the kids are priceless!), music, and all-around Christmas magic, "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" is a wonderful Christmas special, and provided childhood memories that I will always treasure.


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