NEW YORK, November 11, 2008 — Get even more Stephen Colbert holiday goodness with “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” DVD featuring bonus materials such as a book burning Yule log, video advent calendar, alternate endings and more. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, November 25 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the charity, Feeding America.
“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” is an original musical holiday special in which Colbert is on his way to perform with Elvis Costello in New York City but is trapped by snow in his cabin in upstate New York (bear country). Luckily, his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart stop by to help him celebrate the season. “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®-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” include:
“Another Christmas Song” – Stephen Colbert
“Have I Got A Present For You” – Toby Keith
“The Little Dealer Boy” – Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
“Can I Interest You In 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
“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” is a one-hour original musical holiday special debuting on Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Feeding America, (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest), feeds America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engages the country in the fight to end hunger. It is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, with a network of more than 200 Member food banks and food rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.feedingamerica.org.
“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” is produced by Spartina Productions, Inc. Colbert and Allison Silverman are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers. Jim Hoskinson is the director. Lou Wallach and Dan Powell are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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