Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yule love this...

Is it too early to get excited for a Christmas special? It isn't if it's The Colbert Report and the guests include the likes of Elvis Costello, Feist, Willie Nelson, John Legend and (gulp) Toby Keith. The special, titled A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, will air Sunday, November 23 at 10pm, which will closely be followed by a DVD release two days later (a portion of the DVD's proceeds will go to Feeding America). The DVD features, among other things, a book burning Yule to warm your home by.

A Colbert Christmas figures to be a musical extravaganza with original songs written by Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger (That Thing You Do!, Music and Lyrics). A quick list of songs makes the heart quicken a bit:

• "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
• "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

This is going to be Jesus' best birthday ever!

Hat tip to Bumpershine

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