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 10 p.m., closely 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!