Original Musical Holiday Special with Stephen Colbert and Friends Debuts November 23 on Comedy Central
A great American holiday tradition will be born this year, joining the classics that have preceded it ... watching Stephen Colbert's Christmas special. "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" is a one-hour original musical holiday special premiering Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
In the special, Colbert is on his way to meet with Elvis Costello in New York City but is snowed-in at his cabin in upstate New York (bear country). He weathers through the storm with help from his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart. "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" features original songs written by David Javerbaum (executive producer, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and composer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), who recently collaborated on the Tony(R) nominated Broadway musical "Cry Baby," with the exception of "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding" which was written by Nick Lowe. The songs were produced by Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold. Theme music and score also by Schlesinger and Gold.
Songs performed on "A Colbert Christmas" are scheduled to include:
-- "Another Christmas Song" - Stephen Colbert
-- "Have I Got A Present For You" - Toby Keith
-- "Little Dealer Boy" - Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
-- "Hannukah" - Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
-- "Nutmeg" - Stephen Colbert and John Legend
-- "Please Be Patient" - Feist