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Elmo Saves Christmas (2010)

Kevin Clash , Caroll Spinney , Emily Squires  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, Joey Mazzarino, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson
  • Directors: Emily Squires
  • Writers: Christine Ferraro, Tony Geiss
  • Producers: Karin Young Shiel, Nancy Kanter
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Live, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sesame Street
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 1997
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1573305588
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,401 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Elmo Saves Christmas" on IMDb

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Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out...when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, the reindeer, and discover for yourself why Christmas is best kept to one day a year!

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elmo Saves Christmas - Eventually! November 30, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Wouldn't it be great to have Christmas everyday? That's what Elmo thought, when he used the one of his three magic wishes, granted by Santa Claus after Elmo helped him get unstuck from the chimney. When Santa realizes what Elmo has done, he and Lightning, a cute little reindeer, take Elmo through time to show him what life would be like if it were Christmas everyday.
They travel in the future, where the Count counts 193 days of Christmas on Sesame Street. Elmo sees that Big Bird is missing Snuffy, who went to visit his Granny in Cincinnati. Big Bird is sad, because he can't see Snuffy or mail him a letter (because there is no mail on Christmas). The children are also not learning because there isn't school. Then Elmo visits Maria, who is unhappy about buying presents everyday and not working. Then Elmo realizes that maybe it shouldn't be Christmas everyday.
The video soundtrack is really catchy! The songs include: It's Christmas Again, Every Day Can't Be Christmas, Give Your Friend An Easter Egg For Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Keep Christmas With You All Through The Year.
Celebrity Appearances include Maya Angelou (as the narrator), Charles Durning (who is an excellent Santa), and Harvey Fierstein (as the Easter Bunny).
One thing that I disliked about this tape is that it is a bit long (most Sesame Street videos are 30 minute tapes, and this is an hour), so I think some of the video could have been edited out. (I usually fast forward through the part with the Easter Bunny, because my one year old daughter gets a little restless during this part). However, I think that this is a great video for the holidays. My one-year-old loves it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elmo Saves Christmas January 13, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I have a major Elmo fan in my home. My child is only 15 months old but loves the music and Sesame Street sights and sounds. In this video many of the songs repeat throughout the storyline, my child is able to make a connection and stay focused for the duration of the story. Since I have to watch this many, many times, I have to admit it is well written, fun, and a joy to watch. Plus they included one of my favorite writers and storytellers Maya Angelou...Hooray for Sesame Street!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My boy loves it! October 16, 1998
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I have a two-year old that just loves this movie, and if your child is in the same age range, they will too.
Nothing fancy here, just a good story for kids to enjoy. END
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Xmas every day? Does this movie ever end? November 4, 2000
By hbullz
Format:VHS Tape
Although some of the classic Sesame Street sytle is here, this is way too long leaving the viewer wondering if this tedious story will ever end..and a grumpy Santa to boot! What my kids remember most? That Elmo shatters his snowglobe(no I'm not giving away the story.) Now, every single snowglobe that has entered our home in 3 years gets the "wish,wish'wish" and thrown on the pavement treatment. We just got Tim Allen's Santa Clause. Pick that over this! The magic is real and the plot keeps moving at a wonderful pace. Humor far excels Sesame Street's also. If you liked Elmo in Grouchland, you'll probably like Elmo Saves Christmas. We didn't like either.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too long and not up to par August 5, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
The one thing our kids remember from this was that Elmo broke his snowglobe. And now every single one we're given gets smashed with them saying "Wish Wish Wish ". Cute storyline turns tedious as Elmo and Lightning(the reindeer) travel through time to see Christmas every day. And Santa quits! If you like Elmo, get "Cinderelmo"(Cinderella story). Want a Holiday video, then get Disney Sing-alongs, "Prancer"(not a cartoon, but a wonderful magical story of a hurt reindeer) or "The Snowman"(from the book of same name.) This is "Elmo in Grouchland"-type poor quality Sesame Street.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonerful fun for us and our two year-old daughter February 7, 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Well, it's February now and "Elmo Saves Christmas" is still delighting our two year-old. She requests it often, saying, "Elmo Miss-mas" and we gladly comply since it's great fun for adults, too. The story holds up any time of year and the writing is up to the standard of the best Sesame Street creations--funny, smart, joyful, and sweet. The Muppets get great support from Charles Durning, Maya Angelou and others and the whole special has the feel of a genuine children's classic.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good piece of holiday entertainment. May 6, 1998
Format:VHS Tape
This, the second Sesame Street Christmas special, is not as good as the first but is enjoyable. The storyline deals with Elmo wishing that Christmas was everyday! Well, somehow his wish gets granted and that's when the fun starts! Another first-rate effort from Sesame Street. END
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip this one, buy a different Elmo December 28, 2002
By Donna
Format:DVD
My two year old loves Elmo BUT this story is a dud. This is a joyless production with none of the zip, humor and heart found
in many other Sesame Street videos and DVD's. The songs are just not good - Charles Durning mumbles a boring little number and Harvey Fierstein's "musical" number seems as if it was written five minutes before taping. Their is just no quality to any of this. The rest of the characters on Sesame Street becomes depressed because every day is Christmas and they cannot get on with the lives. I'm afraid their feelings are contagious. Buy Elmo in Grouchland - lots of story, good songs, humor and very cute.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids loved this movie.
Published 2 days ago by Delores Eddins
5.0 out of 5 stars My GrandDaughter Love it
my granddaughter love it
Published 3 days ago by CupCake
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
bought it for my grandson but i enjoyed it more seen it 3 time by my self
Published 5 days ago by Julia
3.0 out of 5 stars My son got bored quickly and he loves elmo
My son got bored quickly and he loves elmo. who knew. video was delivered just fine and in great shape.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Coop
5.0 out of 5 stars Elmo
Love Elmo
Published 1 month ago by Susan M. Brissette
5.0 out of 5 stars My 2 year old loves it!
Although this movie has been around for YEARS, my daughter loves Elmo and so I bought it. Well, we have been watching it non-stop for 6 months! Haha!
Published 2 months ago by Jodi Zammit
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is a sweet classic story. We used to watch this with the kids when they were little. For fun I bought it for my teenagers and they loved the memories.
Published 3 months ago by Libby S.
5.0 out of 5 stars elmo Christmas cd
My grandson got this for x-mas and really loved it with the pjs and pop corn and blanket that was packed with the movie for his Christmas eve to watch before Santa arrived.
Published 6 months ago by vampbear
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
weird at times and choppy in my opinion but kids love these characters so its for them anyway. whatever makes them quiet
Published 6 months ago by Darlene Marx
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes and NO
Elmo saves Christmas, ruins it, then "saves" it again.
We got this DVD for our daughter because, like SO many kids out there, she loves Elmo. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Louise
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