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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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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 »

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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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Big Bird: [Oscar crashed through a wall and fell down the stairs] Oscar, are you okay?
Oscar: [pops up in his can] Okay? Let's go back and do it again!
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Cookie Monster continuously burps over the contribution credits at the end. See more »

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Featured in Movie Nights: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (2011) 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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One of the best Christmas specials ever!
3 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe nobody else has commented on this yet. This is definitely one of the best Christmas specials ever, for any age. I watch this almost every Christmas. It's a fun video to enjoy. Bert, Ernie, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Kermit all go ice skating, which is fun to watch. They sing Feliz Navidad. Bert and Ernie act out the classic O. Henry story "The Gift of the Magi", with each selling a precious possession to buy the other something, only to render each other's gifts useless without the items they sold. Mr. Hooper is on there too and that's really neat seeing him on there. Big Bird, Kermit, and Grover all do interviews with children, trying to find out how Santa Claus gets down the chimney. Big Bird is worried about people getting gifts at Christmas if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney. Of course, this is prompted by Oscar the Grouch's teasing, who is actually sorry and worried about Big Bird at the end. The movie is very fun, filled with great songs, and really funny moments, like watching Cookie Monster try to send a letter to Santa Claus without eating his writing utensils in anticipation of the cookies he's going to ask for. You can get this movie on VHS video at Amazon.com and now it's on DVD.


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