Big Bird is a character from the children's television show 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

Big Bird with the Swedish Chef in A Muppet Family Christmas.

  • A Muppet Family Christmas - Big Bird and his fellow Sesame Street Muppets join Kermit and his Muppet Show costars 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. Big Bird, naively unaware of the Chef's intention to cook him, gives him a handful of homemade chocolate-covered birdseed; the Chef is touched by this gift, and after they sing "The Christmas Song", the Chef decides to serve shredded wheat and cranberry sauce for dinner instead.
  • 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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