Nation(s), if you read this blog you will note that I am huge fan of Stephen Colbert and his wildly successful Comedy Central show The Colbert Report. So I am very happy to publicize a great holiday tradition will be born this year, joining the classics that have preceded it…Stephen Colbert will make Christmas his own. He's taking ownership for the Colbert Nation. Stephen decided to ignore tradition start the Christmas holiday before Thanksgiving, putting him a step ahead of the competition.
In order to fully dominate the Christmas season…Colbert style, the Colbert Report anchor is unleashing his lethal 1-2 punch of both a TV special and holiday album at the same time.
The Christmas special. A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! is a one-hour original musical holiday special. It premieres on Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. (I will update with Canadian times and dates when I have those. The musical companion EP of the same name will be available on iTunes.)
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. Yes Jon Stewart sings!
Tracklisting for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! EP
1 "Another Christmas Song" – Stephen Colbert
2 "Have I Got A Present For You" – Toby Keith
3 "The Little Dealer Boy" – Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
4 "Can I Interest You In Hannukah" – Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
5 "Nutmeg" – Stephen Colbert and John Legend
6 "Please Be Patient" – Feist
7 "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In" – Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello
8 "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding" – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson
The songs were produced by Adam Schlesinger(Fountains of Wayne) and Steven M. Gold. Theme music and score also by Schlesinger and Gold. The bonus features on the DVD include a book burning Yule log, video advent calendar, alternate endings and more.
Both the digital-only EP and DVD will be available on November 25th!
Proceeds from the sales of A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! will go to www.feedingamerica.org