4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Sincere Satire?,
This review is from: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (DVD)
I have watched this on television and thought it was a funny satire of Christmas specials past while at the same time somehow being extremely sincere about the actual important parts of Christmas - the hope, the joy, and the symbolism. Maybe because the show ends with a quiet duet between Stephen and Elvis Costello on how cynicism is no substitute for hope. I really enjoyed this special's songs. One star off for the absolutely threadbare plot that existed only to move the show from one song/gag to another.