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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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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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TV-Y | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Gordon grabs Big Bird's hand to pull him into the apartment near the end of the movie, the icicle is on his beak. In the next shot, it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Bert: Okay, now, here we're gonna do barrel jumping. Yeah, I'll go first, okay? This is gonna be whizz bang fun, guys.
Ernie: I'm seeing it, Bert.
Bert: Hi-YAH!
Ernie: Oh, wow!
The Count: Ah, wonderful.
Cookie Monster: Oh, terrific!
The Count: Now I, I the Count.
Ernie: Okay, go, Count!
The Count: Yes, jump the barrels.
Ernie: Oh, what a good skater he is, there he goes.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006) 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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Charming Christmas special
17 December 2002 | by DoobieKeeblerSee all my reviews

Christmas Eve is upon the entire Sesame Street gang in this funny and sweet one-hour television special. Oscar the Grouch has Big Bird worried about Santa Claus arriving and bringing everyone presents. Meanwhile, Bert and Ernie struggle to get something nice for each other in a brilliant re-telling of "Gift of the Magi." And Cookie Monster is having trouble conveying to Santa Claus just what he would like for Christmas. Filled with laughter (the scenes with Kermit and Grover questioning the kids are priceless!), music, and all-around Christmas magic, "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" is a wonderful Christmas special, and provided childhood memories that I will always treasure.


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