Move over Rudolph.
Tonight on Comedy Central a new kind of Christmas special hits the airwaves. Yes, there’s a baby Jesus, eggnog, and all the Christmas trimmings you think of for the holiday.
But this one also has Willie Nelson as a pot-giving Wise Man, Toby Keith giving folks a “special” Christmas present that involves more firepower than found at your local Army base, and John Legend singing about nutmeg in a way that I promise you will have you rolling with laughter.
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All is a one-hour musical holiday special. The guest list also includes Elvis Costello and Feist.
The plot has Colbert on his way to New York to perform with Costello when Colbert gets trapped in a snowstorm in a cabin.
I’m not sure this will become a classic holiday favorite like Frosty, but it sure is a fun way to spend an evening, for those with adult tastes for humor and a love for Colbert, Stewart, and Christmas.
Here’s a look at the song list to give you an idea of what you’re in for:
“Another Christmas Song" – Stephen Colbert
"Have I Got A Present For You" – Toby Keith
"The Little Dealer Boy" – Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
"Can I Interest You In Hannukah?" – Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
"Nutmeg" – Stephen Colbert and John Legend
"Please Be Patient" – Feist
"There Are Much Worse Things To Believe In" – Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello
"(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding" – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson
The show begins at 10 p.m. ET tonight.
For those of you who miss it or would like to add this piece of TV goodness to your holiday movie collection, you can win a copy of the DVD right here at Tube Talk, thanks to our friends at Comedy Central.
To enter the contest, simply send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Colbert Christmas” in the subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the e-mail. The deadline is next Sunday, November 30, at 10 p.m. ET. I’ll randomly choose the winners, and I promise not to sell your information to identity thieves.
For those of you who love all things Colbert and Stewart and want to purchase the DVD or the music, it hits stores on Tuesday, November 25. The bonus DVD features include a book burning Yule log, video advent calendar, alternate endings and more. COMEDY CENTRAL Records will also release the songs from the special as a digital album available exclusively on iTunes on Tuesday, November 25. A portion of the proceeds from both the DVD and iTunes will benefit the charity Feeding America
OK, send your e-mail to win and click on Comedy Central tonight to enjoy the show!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Move over Rudolph.