Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Elmo's Christmas Countdown is an hour-length Christmas special based on the children's television show Sesame Street. It premiered on Sunday, December 23, 2007 on ABC. It was filmed in July 2007 with the working title of Elmo's Christmas Spectacular.

The title card to the PBS version, aired as a regular Sesame Street episode

The special was later re-edited as Sesame Street Episode 4427, broadcast on PBS on November 27, 2013. This version was edited to remove the commercial fade-outs and a few lines of dialogue, and also included a shortened version of Elmo's World: Happy Holidays! as the episode's Elmo's World segment.



The story is told by Stiller the Elf to Stan the Snowball, recounting the year Christmas almost didn't happen. Stiller recalls that Oscar the Grouch had been researched as the one who had more Christmas joy than anyone else. As such, he plans to give him the official Christmas-Counter-Downer, without which Christmas can't happen. When Oscar throws it away, the windows on it vanish, and it's up to Elmo to once again save Christmas.




A year after the special's original airing, Genius Entertainment released it on DVD.


Actor / Muppeteer Character
Kevin Clash Elmo
Carroll Spinney Big Bird
Oscar the Grouch
Leslie Carrara Abby Cadabby
Eric Jacobson Grover
Jerry Nelson Count Von Count
David Rudman Cookie Monster
Baby Bear
Steve Whitmire Ernie
Martin P. Robinson Mr. Snuffleupagus
Fran Brill Prairie Dawn
Joey Mazzarino Stan the Snowball
Ben Stiller Stiller the Elf


External links

Jim Henson Productions and Related Shows
Sesame Street and related shows Christmas Eve on Sesame StreetA Special Sesame Street ChristmasElmo Saves ChristmasElmo's World: Happy Holidays!A Sesame Street Christmas CarolElmo's Christmas CountdownChristmas with Ernie & Bert • "Monster Monster Day" • Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas • "A Furchester Christmas" • "Holiday at Hooper’s" • Sesame Street: The Nutcracker
The Muppets John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas TogetherA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppet Christmas CarolIt's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas MovieA Muppets Christmas: Letters to SantaLady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular • "Single All the Way" • "A Very Muppet Babies Christmas" / "Summer's Super Fabulous Holiday Surprise" • "It's a Wonderful Elf-bot" / "A Merry Litter Christmas"
Other shows and specials The Great Santa Claus SwitchEmmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas • "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" • The Christmas Toy • "Refrigerator Day" • Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree • "Mrs. Zabarelli's Holiday Baton" • "A Berry Bear Christmas" • "Cretaceous Conifers" • "Don's Winter Wish" • "A Song For Everyone" • "The Holiday Tree"
Merry Christmas from Sesame StreetJohn Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas TogetherA Sesame Street ChristmasElmo Saves Christmas: Holiday FavoritesA Green and Red ChristmasBob! from Sesame Street: Christmas Sing AlongHoliday Classics . It's Christmas Time