Friday, December 17, 2010

"How does a guy like Santa Claus, who's built like a dump truck, come down all those skinny little chimneys?"

If you have never seen this little sixty minute Sesame Street Christmas special from 1987 you are missing out big time!
We had the audio version when I was a kid and every Christmas Eve, after an evening at my grandparents we would come home, snuggle up among a mountain of pillows and blankets on the living room floor, beg and plead with my dad to build a fire (he would eventually give in), turn out the lights and listen to this.
I've missed giggling with my brothers and sisters over this story every year and then TA-DA!!! The other day I found it on Amazon for $8.00.
And this year the tradition will be reborn!


Stacy said...

I don't think I have ever seen that! Enjoy your tradition with your kids this year!

Diane Owen said...

I've had it for years! Why didn't you ask me! Plus some other great elmo christmas movies!

Susan said...

oh what great memories this brings back for me... we watched it all the time as kids... my parents recorded it one year off the tv - i really doubt they have that vhs tape anymore... not that i even have a vhs player anyway! haha. I might need to buy it off amazon too :)

Becky Youkstetter said...

Um - our family is OBSESSED with this movie. No christmas Eve is complete without it. In fact, James and I start emailing quotes from the movie back and forth right after Thanksgiving.

It's too too good.

aubrey said...

HURRAY! I love when this stuff happens! We received your families cute Christmas card the other day, thank you!