A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, on Comedy Central
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This Christmas special first aired several days before Thanksgiving, in 2008. It was hosted by Stephen Colbert, in his persona as the host of The Colbert Report. I know I watched it at the time (at least sometime in 2008, though I don't remember for sure if I watched the initial airing or a repeat), and I'm sure I found it reasonably entertaining. But I'm afraid I didn't write a review, back then. I decided to start this page on Thanksgiving 2014, because Comedy Central is doing a new Christmas special tonight, and I thought I'd want to mention this one in my review of that one. So I needed something to link to. Anyway, I don't remember much of anything specific about this special, but Wikipedia's description sounds right. Stephen was trapped in a cabin, and several guests stopped by to sing songs with him. The only one I specifically remember is Feist, but I don't even remember the song she sang. And um, the reason he was trapped was there was a bear outside. (And we all know how Stephen feels about bears.) And... I don't know what else to say, but I'd probably like to see it again someday.