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23 November 2008 (USA) See more »
HARK! THE HERALD PUNDIT SINGS! Join Stephen Colbert and his friends--Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, John Legend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
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Really funny! See more (6 total) »



Stephen Colbert ... Himself

Elvis Costello ... Himself
Rich Dahm ... Wisconsin Cop

Leslie Feist ... Herself (as Feist)

Toby Keith ... Himself

John Legend ... Himself

Willie Nelson ... Himself

Jon Stewart ... Himself

George Wendt ... Santa

Directed by
Jim Hoskinson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Brumm 
Stephen Colbert 
Rich Dahm 
Eric Drysdale  writer
Rob Dubbin  writer
Glenn Eichler  writer
Peter Gwinn 
David Javerbaum  writer
Barry Julien  writer
Jay Katsir  writer
Frank Lesser  writer
Opus Moreschi  writer
Tom Purcell  writer
Meredith Scardino  writer
Allison Silverman  writer

Produced by
Meredith Bennett .... co-executive producer
Stephen Colbert .... executive producer
Rich Dahm .... co-executive producer
David Javerbaum .... producer
Matt Lappin .... producer
Tom Purcell .... co-executive producer
Allison Silverman .... executive producer
Jon Stewart .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steven M. Gold 
David Javerbaum 
Adam Schlesinger 
Film Editing by
Jason Baker 
Jake Diamond 
Edward Goldberg 
Costume Design by
Antonia Xereas 
Makeup Department
Kerrie R. Plant .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeremy Tchaban .... post-production supervisor
Jeremy Tchaban .... production manager
Art Department
Andro Buneta .... senior graphic designer
Carla Cruz .... props
Scott Heatherly .... lead carpenter
Leni Herschman .... assistant property master
Brendan Hurley .... property master
Gerry Hurley .... assistant property master
Kristopher Long .... graphics
Jay Nyffler .... carpenter
Christy Pitre .... props
Pete Rosenberg .... lead carpenter
Mike Santo .... carpenter
Sound Department
Mike Fisher .... post production sound
Hank Huff .... sound
Todd Kilponen .... sound mixer
Randy Pekich .... sound mixer
Geoff Sanoff .... sound mixer
Bob Walker .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Matt Brady .... suit performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Edith Blackman .... electrician
Greg Cangemi .... electrician
Matt Christian .... camera operator
Noam Cooperstock .... electrician
Ken Decker .... camera operator (as Kenny Decker)
Taylor Dees .... video engineer
Dirk Delacour .... electrician
John Harrison .... camera operator
Nick Hohn .... electrician
Ollson Kerstin .... electrician
Wade Thomas Latz .... camera operator
Costa Leonardos .... gaffer
Esteban Lima .... electrician
John Meiklejohn .... camera operator
Dante Pagano .... camera operator
Jack Roche .... camera operator
Cory Schaub .... electrician
Mike Scricca .... lighting designer
Mike Scricca .... lighting director
Claus Stuhlweissenburg .... camera operator
Randy Treu .... electrician
Editorial Department
Alex Schwerin .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Steven M. Gold .... composer: theme music
Steven M. Gold .... songs producer
David Javerbaum .... music producer
Mathew Mahoney .... composer: additional music
Earl Rose .... on set pianist
Adam Schlesinger .... composer: additional music
Adam Schlesinger .... composer: theme music
Adam Schlesinger .... songs producer
Other crew
Ernest Albritton .... production team
Jason Block .... accountant
Jason Block .... production accountant
Devin Brignoni .... stage manager
Amy Cole .... personal assistant
Edward Costello .... stage manager
Hank Flynn .... stage manager
Sandy Garfunkel .... teleprompt
Megan Gearheart .... assistant to executive producer
John Goldstein .... stage manager
D.J. Gray .... choreographer
Chris Hayes .... project manager
Monica Hickey .... production assistant
Monica Hickey .... production team
Rich Houseman .... production team
Asslam Khan .... engineer
Tom Kieber .... stage manager
Jennifer Macksoud .... accountant
Mark Malkoff .... coordinator
Matthew Martinez .... production team
Bill Mastorakis .... technical director
Mark McKenna .... stage manager
Michele Meny Decker .... teleprompt
Erica Myrickes .... assistant to co-executive producer
Huascar Pimentel .... stage manager
Jon Pretnar .... technical director
Giuseppe Restivo .... production team
Megan F. Ring .... project director
Scott Sanders .... stage manager
Amy Schwartz .... coordinator
Alex Schwerin .... post production assistant
Deanna Storey .... script supervisor
Craig Tetuan .... stage manager
Nick Vasile .... production assistant (as Nicholas Vasile)
Adam Wager .... production coordinator
Bill Willig .... engineer

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USA:60 min
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Did You Know?

The back cover of the DVD release contains a depiction of the principal cast as Peanuts-style caricatures on stage, similar to the first rehearsal sequence in A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (TV). Some of the more obvious references include John Legend sitting at a piano like Schroeder, Willie Nelson being surrounded by fumes like Pigpen, and Jon Stewart carrying (and dragging) a blanket like Linus. Less obvious is Leslie Feist being posed in a dance similar to that of one of the minor Peanuts characters.See more »
[Last lines; as the end credits are rolling]
Elvis Costello:[interrupting] Wait!
Elvis Costello:Jingle Man, Christmas Boy, fighting crime with *toys*!
Stephen Colbert:That's it! I'm gonna put on a pot of coffee, Elvis. We got a Christmas special to write!
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Really funny!, 25 November 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Stephen Colbert, in his persona from "The Colbert Report", gets stranded in a cabin when he has to do a Christmas special, only to get visited by several acquaintances (all the while trapped by a bear). While I wouldn't call this Christmas special quite as funny as Colbert's show, it's still a hoot. More than an hour-long version of the show, "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" also pokes fun at every entertainer who makes a Christmas special every year. Stephen Colbert certainly does a really funny job. Not that I wouldn't expect him to.

Anyway, I definitely recommend this special. It constitutes a true dose of yuletide truthiness!

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