Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Big Bird is a character from the PBS television series Sesame Street. As his name suggests, he is an 8-foot, 2-inch friendly yellow bird who lives in a nest on Sesame Street with a slightly quirky and naive outlook on the world. He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw, and even ride a unicycle. In spite of this wide array of talents, he is also prone to frequent misunderstandings, like thinking that the alphabet is one long word. As one of the main characters from the show, he has managed to appear in all of the Christmas specials spun off from it.


Sesame Street[]


Big Bird with his friend, Patty, in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street


Big Bird singing "All I Want for Christmas is You" in Elmo Saves Christmas

Other Christmas productions[]

Christmas Song in Muppet Family Christmas

Big Bird with the Swedish Chef in A Muppet Family Christmas

  • A Muppet Family Christmas - Big Bird and his fellow Sesame Street costars join Kermit and his Muppet Show ones at Fozzie's mother's farmhouse for Christmas. The Christmas Turkey, in an attempt to avoid being cooked, convinces The Swedish Chef that Big Bird would make an even better Christmas dinner, so the Chef invites him into the kitchen. He, naively unaware of the Chef's intention to cook him, gives him a handful of homemade chocolate-covered birdseed; he is touched by it, and after they sing "The Christmas Song", the Chef decides to serve shredded wheat and cranberry sauce (which Big Bird remarks is his favorite dish) for dinner instead.
  • Miracle on 34th Street - The Big Bird balloon from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appears in this 1994 film.
  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Big Bird and several of his costars made a special guest appearance at the 2014 concert.


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