Christmas is coming and to celebrate the occasion Sesame Workshop is planning to releases some holiday items to help fans celebrate the season. Two classic Sesame Street albums - "A Sesame Street Christmas" and "Elmo Saves Christmas: Holiday Classics" - will be re-released on CD later this year. These albums feature hours of great holiday songs sung by everyone's favorite Muppet characters. Both albums are set to hit store shelves on October 14, 2008 (just in time for the holiday season). These new releases have been updated with new cover artwork matching the new look of Sesame Workshop consumer products and CDs, and each disc will come with a color booklet containing the lyrics to all the songs! So be sure to pick up these albums when they hit stores in October (and with a suggested retail price around $10 each, how can you say no?).
Also on October 14th, Sesame Workshop will release the 2007 television special "Elmo's Christmas Countdown" on DVD. Christmas finds itself in trouble when Stiller the Elf's magical Christmas Counter-Downer breaks down. It is now up to Elmo and Abby Cadabby to help find the missing parts and get the official countdown to Christmas back on track. The giant musical extravaganza features many special guests - including Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Anne Hathaway, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, Kevin James (as Santa Claus), and Ben Stiller (as the voice of Stiller the Elf). The 45-minute feature will make its DVD debut in a special foil embossed packaging, and will also carry a retail price just around $10.
So be sure to mark your calendars for October 14, 2008 and prepare to ring in the holidays with these great new Christmas releases from Sesame Street.
A Sesame Street Christmas:
1. Sesame Street Christmas Overture
2. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
3. Medley: Deck the Halls / Jingle Bells / White Christmas / Winter Wonderland
4. I Hate Christmas
5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6. The Twelve Days of Christmas
7. True Blue Miracle
8. Medley: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / Silver Bells / The Christmas Song /Santa Claus is Coming to Town
9. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
10. A Christmas Pageant
11. Keep Christmas With You (All Through the Year)
12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Reprise)
Elmo Saves Christmas: Holiday Classics:
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
3. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
4. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
5. O Christmas Tree
6. Elmo Saves Christmas
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Jingle Bell Rock
9. Here Comes Santa Claus
10. Most Wonderful Time of the Year
11. Blue Christmas
12. Feliz Navidad
13. It's Christmas Again