By Tim Saunders on
Stephen Colbert will host his own holiday special this Sunday, November 23, with the show being released as a charity DVD next week.
“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” is an hour-long tongue-in-cheek extravaganza with the Colbert Report host belting out Christmas hits from Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and even David Bowie.
“This is just some good fun to watch during your eggnog-induced dementia,” Colbert joked.
During the show, Colbert will be joined by Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Jon Stewart, John Legend, and Elvis Costello to sing Christmas songs penned by “Daily Show” executive producer David Javerbaum and composed by Adam Schlesinger.
“I had a clear, clear command to everyone involved: ‘No cynicism,’” said Colbert. “We’re not mocking Christmas specials. We’re doing MY Christmas special. And that was the aesthetic we tried to bring into it. Like, we’re really doing this. I want people to see this every year.”
Costume pieces from the special will be auctioned to benefit Feeding America, and a percentage of the DVD proceeds – to be released on Tuesday, November 25 – will also go to the charity.
The auction can be accessed via the Colbert Nation MySpace page, and the show will go to air on Sunday at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.
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