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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)

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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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Jon Stone
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Frank Oz ... Bert / Cookie Monster / Grover (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Snuffy / The Count (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Ernie (assistant) / Additional Muppets (voice)
Linda Bove Linda Bove ... Linda
Northern Calloway Northern Calloway ... David
Debbie Chen Debbie Chen ... Patty
Will Lee ... Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long Loretta Long ... Susan
Sonia Manzano ... Maria
Bob McGrath Bob McGrath ... Bob
Roscoe Orman ... Gordon
Alaina Reed-Hall ... Olivia (as Alaina Reed)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice) (as Carroll Spinney)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Mack ... Billy
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sesame Street: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

A camera tripod is visible in "I Hate Christmas when Maria stares at Oscar after he throws a snowball at her. See more »

Quotes

Cookie Monster: [ice skating] Let's play stop the whip!
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Crazy Credits

Cookie Monster continuously burps over the contribution credits at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Big Bird and Patty check on Oscar following his ice skating accident, his original line was "Sure. I've been thrown out of better places than that." It was later re-dubbed in post-production (to "Let's go back and do it, again!"), as the original line was deemed too adult. See more »

Connections

Featured in I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

True Blue Miracle
Written by Carol Hall
Performed by Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Loretta Long, Alaina Reed-Hall, Northern Calloway, Sonia Manzano, and The Muppets
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Great movie!!
1 December 2005 | by emmynjasSee all my reviews

This is the best Christmas movie!! I grew up watching and can't go a year without it. Its a classic & I definitely agree they should continue to show it!! It has qualities that new Christmas specials don't incorporate anymore & it would be wonderful to show to a new generation!!! I also had it on a fuzzy aged VHS and just ordered it on DVD for this Christmas. I can't wait to show it to my kids in a few years as they get older!!!! If you've seen this write to PBS to ask them to keep showing it!! Show it to your kids... its funny, cute, includes all the favorite characters and teaches important lessons about giving and the holiday spirit. Bert & Ernie still make me cry happy tears each year and remind me what the holidays are really about!!!


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