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A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
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Release Date: 9/15/2009
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.
|Actors:||Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Jon Stewart, Toby Keith, Stephen Colbert|
|Format:||Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Run Time:||43 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||November 25, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 114 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 114 customer reviews )
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27 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Died Laughing Dec 02, 2008
Watched this on Comedy Central and can't wait to get the DVD. We loved the old variety show format (much like the Bing Crosby and Andy Williams Christmas specials from the '70s), right down to the canned applause every time a guest is introduced. Good variety of musical guests, too. And how can you not love a show that has the world's filthiest ode to nutmeg (courtesy of John Legend)?
24 of 29 found the following review helpful:
5 Stars for Colbert NO Stars for Amazon Dec 08, 2008
By The SMART Patrick
A Colbert Christmas is a hilarious parody that harkens back to the good old days when every celebrity under the sun had his or her own Xmas special with the usual parade of popular performers making their guest appearances. The plots of these specials were always convoluted and surreal and Colbert delivers on that with one of the strangest Xmas special plots ever conceived...he is trapped in his cabin in the snow, unable to get to his TV studio in order to tape his Xmas special because there is an angry bear outside of his cabin. While Colbert remains cabin-bound, an array of special guest stars somehow make their way past the man-eating bear and visit him at the cabin, delivering some of the most twisted Christmas Carols ever put to music as means of helping Colbert cope with his dire circumstances. What follows is one of the funniest, bizarre and insane Christmas shows ever to come along since South Park introduced the world to A Woodland Critters Christmas. If there is anything negative to be said on the subject of A Colbert Christmas it is that Amazon.com promised I would get this DVD by December 10, 2008 and have now informed me that I will not be getting it until AFTER Xmas. When I ordered the DVD it was in stock and I opted for 3 day shipping and now the item says 2-3 weeks for delivery which is totally inexcusable since my account order still says it is going to arrive on Dec. 10. My suggestion is to buy this from Best Buy or Target and pass on getting it through Amazon.com if you want it before Xmas.
16 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Incredible Family Fun Nov 28, 2008
I picked this up as a surprise for my family after Thanksgiving to celebrate the start of christmas. What an incredible joyous time we had watching Stephen Colbert and his struggle with bears. DVD includes many special features including a video advent calendar!
I had a lot of fun watching this, I bet you will to.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Where to begin?! Mar 20, 2009
Where do I even begin describing how hilarious and just sublimely ridiculous this special is? The songs are hilarious, my favorite being the Channukah song with Jon Stewart. I love that mistletoe bit, especially with the bear. It's sharp and witty, of course- nothing less would ever be expected from Stephen Colbert or accepted by his fans. It's a great alternative to some of the sugary sweet Christmas specials out there. For the more protective parents out there, I'd probably recommend pre-screening it before deciding if you want your older kids/teens watching it, because there are references to drugs and sex and whatnot.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Never Serve Eggnog Without Nutmeg! Dec 24, 2008
By Abner Doubleday
It is worth the price alone to see John Legend sing "The Nutmeg Song." You will never drink eggnog again without thinking of the Colbert Christmas special!! You have to see it to believe it.
5 Christmas Stars for Stephen Colbert!
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