IMDb > A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008) (TV)

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! -- HARK! THE HERALD PUNDIT SINGS! America's favorite Christmas tradition is now on DVD! Families have gathered around the TV to enjoy Stephen Colbert's Christmas specials every year since 2008. Now, you can experience the joy over and over! Join Stephen and his friends; Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Feist, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart for a yuletide evening of song, dance and nog-induced dementia. (Parental discretion is advised.) Remember, every time you buy a copy of Stephen Colbert's Christmas Special, an angel gets his wings.


User Rating:
7.6/10   795 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
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 
Peter Gwinn 

Produced by
Meredith Bennett .... co-executive producer
Stephen Colbert .... executive producer
Rich Dahm .... co-executive producer
Matt Lappin .... producer
Allison Silverman .... executive producer
Jon Stewart .... executive producer
Original Music by
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
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
Nicholas Vasile .... production assistant
Adam Wager .... production coordinator
Bill Willig .... engineer

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

On the cabin refrigerator, the viewer can see a "On Notice" list, similar to the "On Notice Board" used in recurring segments on "The Colbert Report" (2005). The list is comprised of: Lutherans, Black Hole at Center of Galaxy, and Grizzly Bears.See more »
Stephen Colbert:There's enough rum in here to blind a pirate.
[referring to the eggnog]
See more »
Please Be PatientSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
LOL that was really Elvis Costello krause-799
Bear Brucie0208
His shoes gxviper
Three children begging karenatasha
That Sweater! late_night_picture_show
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas The Santa Claus Happy Tyme Show
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.