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Elmo's Christmas Countdown is an hour-length Christmas special based on the children's television show Sesame Street. It premiered on Sunday, December 23, 2007, at 7:00 pm, on ABC. The special was filmed in July 2007 with the working title of Elmo's Christmas Spectacular.

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The title card to the PBS version, aired as a regular Sesame Street episode.

The special was later re-edited as Sesame Street Episode 4427, broadcast on PBS on November 27, 2013. This version of the special was edited to remove the commercial fade-outs and a few lines of dialogue, and also included a shortened version of Elmo's World: Happy Holidays! as the episode's Elmo's World segment.

Synopsis

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The story is told by Stiller the Elf to Stan the Snowball, recounting the year Christmas almost didn't happen. Stiller recalls that Oscar the Grouch had been researched as the one who had more Christmas joy than anyone else. As such, he plans to give him the official Christmas-Counter-Downer, without which Christmas can't happen. When Oscar throws it away, the windows on it vanish, and it's up to Elmo to once again save Christmas.

Songs

Trivia

Availability

A year after the special's original airing, Genius Entertainment released it on DVD.

Cast

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Actor / Muppeteer Character
Kevin Clash Elmo
Carroll Spinney Big Bird
Oscar the Grouch
Leslie Carrara Abby Cadabby
Eric Jacobson Grover
Bert
Jerry Nelson Count Von Count
David Rudman Cookie Monster
Steve Whitmire Ernie
Martin P. Robinson Mr. Snuffleupagus
Ben Stiller Stiller the Elf

External links

Jim Henson Productions and Related Shows
Specials
Sesame Street and related shows Christmas Eve on Sesame StreetA Special Sesame Street ChristmasElmo Saves ChristmasElmo's World: Happy Holidays!A Sesame Street Christmas CarolElmo's Christmas CountdownChristmas with Ernie & Bert • "Monster Monster Day" • Untitled 2016 Christmas special
The Muppets John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas TogetherA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppet Christmas CarolIt's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas MovieA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaLady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular • "Single All the Way"
Other shows and specials The Great Santa Claus SwitchEmmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas • "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" • The Christmas Toy • "Refrigerator Day" • Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree • "A Berry Bear Christmas"
Albums
Merry Christmas from Sesame StreetJohn Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas TogetherA Sesame Street ChristmasElmo Saves Christmas: Holiday FavoritesA Green and Red ChristmasBob! from Sesame Street: Christmas Sing Along

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