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A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008

  • November 23, 2008
  • 60 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
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.

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Definitely peak Colbert. Apart from the political nature of his character, this special let him focus on what makes the character more than just a Bill O'Reilly parody -- Colbert's commitment to absurd, goofy humor. The song were amusing. As a Jew, I especially enjoyed the "Can I Interest You in Chanunkah" duet with Jon Stewart. John Legend's nutmeg song was something of a lowlight, but everyone else did admirably at worst, and hilariously at best. And in the case of the closing song with Colbert and Costello, it was even just a bit moving. This is a fun outing from Colbert, who takes himself anything but seriously here, and revive the goofy holiday spirit that keeps you smiling throughout.

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