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

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The wall to the right of Big Bird's nest vibrates when Mr. Snuffleupagus' hindquarters bump into it, giving away that it is painted fabric. 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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Featured in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006) See more »

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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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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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