Special Sesame Street Christmas
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It's not just the film itself that is low-budget. The actual DVD case design too, is like that of an illegal bootleg. With reviews like "MJ and Oscar... Priceless!" from myvidnow.com (I'm not kidding) and a bland, anything-but-pleasing-to-the-eye, handmade logo, the case itself is almost laughable. So, sure, if you are a Muppet fan and want to own this awfully awful Christmas special, go nuts. For everyone else looking for just a good family Christmas movie, keep searching.
Secondly, the DVD is a complete ripoff. The "Special Features" of a still picture of Michael Jackson rocking back and forth are downright insulting.
And to the people who gave this a positive review - no, on second thought, there is nothing I can say.
What I enjoyed the most (my kids and granddaughter as well) was that Oscar had a staring roll. When my son was little we found out that Oscar and I have the same birthday...June 1. So Oscar is a favorite in our house.
Thank-you Sesame Street for putting this production on dvd !
We tend to watch Christmas movies in the summer...keeps you cool in the "dog days" of a MI summer. (:-)
What I now find interesting in this DVD, though, is not so much a silent cameo of Michael Jackson (who apparently cannot even be *named* in the episode without violating contract agreements). And it is certainly not the singing of some forgotten diva.
Rather what I find interesting is the fact that this episode can serve as an object lesson for how the Sesame Street of Jim Henson and Joe Raposo is different from the Sesame Street of today. With Henson and Raposo, and with the writers and editors of the previous Sesame Street, creativity, intelligence, humor, and diversity leaped off the screen and into the thoughts and actions of children and adults. The rhythm, music, and laughter was infectious and contagious. Without them, this Christmas special was an object lesson for what we have now on PBS under the same name. Boredom, repetition, the teaching of very basic skills, the continuous churning out of sub-par music, the soulless embodiment of an ever more colorful (yet empty) cast of characters.
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my kids loved sesame street as kids and now im buying for the grandbaby for her to love .Published 1 month ago by tameala weltman
This is a wonderful special for all fans of old school Sesame Street. I actually purchased my copy at Five Below for 5 dollars.Published 13 months ago by MOONCHILD
I bought it as. MJ is advertised huge, it is only 15 seconds. Feel sorry his name is used. Would never have bought if I knew this in front.Published on November 11, 2013 by Fleur
I only purchased this because it advertised Michael being on the show but he appears for amaybe a minute in a long Sesame Street episode. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Michelle Jackson-James
I bought it because it showed Michael Jackson on the cover. He only had a minor roll with Oscar The Grouch. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Debbie Siener
kinda disappointed. i was hoping michael was going to sing too. they should have release it as a special bonus feature on the dvd.Published on May 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my little Nieces and Nephews
They didn't see it yet but they will love it They will watch it soon AAA+++