Sesame Street Elmo's Christmas Countdown

Elmo's Christmas Countdown

Episode: 4427
Release Date: 2008
Produced by: Genius Entertainment
Elmo’s Christmas Countdown is a Christmas special episode. First, it was aired on 23 December 2007 on ABC. This special episode is also filmed with the title ‘Elmo’s Christmas Spectacular’

Stiller the Elf and Stan the Snowball are talking about the Christmas. Stiller told that one year Christmas almost didn’t happen. Stiller says also that Oscar the Grouch is enjoying Christmas than anyone else. That’s why he wants to give Oscar, the official Christmas-Counter-Downer.



           Sheryl Crow sings "It's Almost Christmas" together with Elmo and some other Muppets. They are singing and Muppets are dancing happily. Cake and sugar candy are singing too. Sheryl and Elmo wishing each other Merry Christmas. After Sheryl is gone, comes Stiller the Elf. He wants to choose the lucky person to countdown Christmas. He thinks that Oscar the Grouch is suitable for this job. Oscar doesn’t understand what is a Christmas Countdown. Stiller clear that without a countdown, Christmas can’t come.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

           Oscar says that he hates Christmas and he sings with Stiller ‘I Hate Christmas’. Then, he destroyed the Christmas counter downer. Stiller thinks that Christmas is not coming to this year and he is very sad. But Elmo has an idea. He makes a wish to a Christmas star for a miracle. A miracle happens and the number 10 appears with Abby. Abby says that Christmas is the most magical time in year.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

          Stiller opened the number 10 box and Jennifer Hudson starts to sing ‘Carol of the Bells’ With forest animals.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Elmo and Abby are very happy that Christmas the countdown has begun.

Box number 9 appears on Bert’s window.

Charles Blitzen (CDN TV) reports on how Stiller ruined Christmas and that Christmas doesn’t come this year. Stiller is very sad about it.

Number 8 appears too with Super Grover.

Anne Hathaway sings "I Want a Snuffleupagus for Christmas" with Big Bird and Snuffy.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Stiller is looking for a new job because he thinks he is fired. But at this moment Big Bird brings box number 7.

Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa tried to play Bert and Erne for ‘The Bert and Ernie Christmas Special’. Bert, Ernie and Prairie Dawn helping them.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Stiller is preparing his apologies. Ernie brings box number 5. But box number 6 is still missing. Elmo is waiting of number 6 and he is very sad. Alicia Keys comes and sings with Elmo ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ and then she gives Elmo box number 6.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Charles Blitzen talks again on TV about Stiller and Christmas disaster this year.

Jamie Foxx sings ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ with a Nutcracker Elmoi. Elmoi is dancing with a girl.
Boxes 4, 3 and 2 appeared altogether. Charles Blitzen still insulted Stiller.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Count von Count sings "I Saw Three Ships" with the help of Ty Pennington performing an Extreme Makeover: Christmas Carol Edition. The count isn’t satisfied with 3 sheep and wants more. He enjoys counting sheep.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Brad Paisley sings "Jingle Bells" with Grover and some penguins in a snowy decoration.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Finally, Stiller believes in Christmas miracles too. He finds box number 1. A Christmas cookie is in box number 1. Cookie Monster comes as he heard about cookie and he eats that. Stiller, Elmo and Abby are thinking that Christmas doesn’t come but they decided to believe in miracles.

Sesame Street Elmo Saves Christmas

Santa Claus (Kevin James) sings and dances  "You Gotta Just Believe" with the entire cast.

Elmo's Christmas Countdown Characters

Main Muppets:

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Stiller the Elf, Stan the Snowball, Big Bird, Grover (and Super Grover), Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Snuffy, Count von Count, Bert, Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Baby Bear, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Charles Blitzen, The Mouse King

Background Sesame Street Characters

Rosita, Zoe, Herry Monster, Telly Monster, Hoots the Owl, Wolfgang the Seal, Murray impostor, Billy Bunny, Googel, Mel, Lulu, Dancing Mice, Fruitcake, Candy Cane, Penguins, Anything Muppets, Anything Monsters, forest animals including Jamie Fox



Kevin Clash as Elmo
Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Charles Gibson (voice), Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Alicia Keys, Ty Pennington, Brad Paisley, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Ben Stiller as the voice of Stiller the Elf Stiller Puppeteered by Matt Vogel

Muppets of Sesame Street:

Pam Arciero, Jennifer Barnhart, Fran Brill, Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ryan Dillon, Artie Esposito, James Godwin, BJ Guyer, Andy Hayward, Patrick Holmes, Eric Jacobson, John Kennedy, Peter Linz, Michael Lisa, Noel MacNeal, Amanda Maddock, Ed May, Joey Mazzarino, Paul McGinnis, Tracie Mick, Jerry Nelson, Carmen Osbahr, Marc Petrosino, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman, Andy Stone, Ian Sweetman, Gabriel Velez, Steve Whitmire, Bryant Young


Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar
Also Appearing:
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Tiffany Curl
Production crew
Executive Producers: Carol-Lynn Parente, Kevin Clash, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by Gary Halvorson
Co-Executive Producer: Joey Mazzarino
Supervising Producer: Robin Sheldon
Coordinating Producer: April Chadderdo
Senior Producer: Tim Carter
Associate Director: Ken Diego
Production Designer: David Gallo
Art Director: Bradley Schmidt
Set Decorator: Pete Sarafin
Puppets, Costumes & Props: Marc Borders, Loryn Brantz, Chelsea Carter, Alana De Matteo, Andrea Detwiler, Taylor Harrison, Michelle Hickey, Anne Holdgruen, Rollie Krewson, Anney McKilligan, Connie Peterson, Jason Weber
Music Director: Loren Toolajian
Music Composers: Mark Radice, John Califra
Lyrics: Mark Radice, Joey Mazzarino, Byron Breeze, Daniel Butler, Kivel Jones, William Turner
Nutcracker Medley: Jamie Foxx
Orchestrations and Arrangements: Mark Radice, Russell Velazquez, Marques Jones, Loren Toolajian
Costume Designers: Bill Kellard, Terry Roberson
Choreography: Brian Thomas, Tiffany Curl
Animation by Magnetic Dreams

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