Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello to make Christmas cards, receives a long phone call from Dinah Shore, even has more musical fun with k.d. lang, the Del Rubio Triplettes and Charo! Finally, Big Red arrives and announces that Pee-wee's Christmas list was so big, he didn't have enough presents for all the children of the world. Will Pee-wee follow his own advice and help others?
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Did You Know?
was asked by Paul Reubens to be on the show after hearing her first record in which was given to him by issue of Warner Bros. Her segment took the longest to film; nearly half a day. See more
In the final shot of the opening number with the singing and dancing marines, one of them drops his hat when Pee-wee sings the word "fun", but continues extending his arm back and forth wiggling his hand around as if he's still holding it. See more
[guiding everyone in Christmas carols
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly/Fa la la la la, la-la la la...
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening...
No, No! Sleigh bells! On the roof! Do you know what that means?
You've had too much eggnog?
No, get out the milk and cookies! Hurry!
During the end credits, Dinah Shore continues to sing "Twelve Days of Christmas" and after the credits, she asks where Pee-Wee has gone because the mannequin dressed as Pee-Wee does not respond. See more
Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin
Performed by Dinah Shore See more