Jarrod Fairclough – It’s super rare that we get any type of holiday special from any of the various Muppet productions. Sorry, did I say super rare? I mean super regular! And I mean that in the best way possible, because they’re all great in their own different ways (besides that weird Michael Jackson one).
Well, last week those good folks at Sesame Street announced a new Christmas special titled ‘Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas’, which will air on HBO at 7pm on November 25th, repeating again on the 26th at 6pm, the 28th at 8am, and then December 2nd at 8am.
It’ll also be available on HBO Go, and various affiliates will be airing it between December 12th -26th for those who don’t have HBO.
The official press release describes the special:
“ONCE UPON A SESAME CHRISTMAS opens with the lyrical number “Holiday Lights,” a musical glimpse into the homes of Sesame Street families celebrating winter holidays, and unfolds into a fanciful bedtime story that brings the past alive. After a day of holiday fun, while being tucked into bed on Christmas Eve, Elmo asks, “Why do we leave cookies out for Santa?”
As his father spins a tale about a dreary Sesame Street of yesteryear, a place so unfriendly not even Santa Claus would visit, viewers are transported to a period-perfect 19th-century city neighborhood, with characters in authentic hand-sewn costumes, but marked by unkindness and a serious lack of holiday spirit. Luckily, Elmo’s great-great-great-grandmonster moves into the neighborhood with the best of intentions and endless good will, gradually winning over the unhappy citizens and bringing kindness and cheer to Sesame Street once and for all.”
So we’ll be seeing the ancestors of all our Muppety friends, likely played by themselves with bad fake beards and baby powder in their fur to make them look older!
Take a look at a sneak peek!
Thanks to those guys at ToughPigs for the information!