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HEY, THAT'S MY SHOE! YOU CAN HAVE IT BACK AFTER THE GAME. COOKIE MONSTER, OVER HERE! MY TOES ARE GETTING COLD. ś FELIZ NAVIDAD  ś FELIZ NAVIDAD  ś FELIZ NAVIDAD, PROSPERO AŃO, Y FELICIDAD ś ś FELIZ NAVIDAD  ś FELIZ NAVIDAD  ś FELIZ NAVIDAD, PROSPERO AŃO, Y FELICIDAD ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś I WANNA WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS ś ś FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART ś WE ARE GOING TO DO BARREL JUMPING. I WILL GO FIRST. THIS WILL BE WHIZZ-BANG FUN. AAH! AH, WONDERFUL! TERRIFIC! NOW I, THE COUNT, WILL JUMP THE BARRELS. HERE HE GOES. 1, 2, 3. [BOOM] NO. UH-UH. HEY, BERT, ME NEXT. WATCH THE LEFT FOOT, BERT. HERE I COOOME! UH-UH. O.K., COOKIE MONSTER! ME! ME! ME! ME! O.K., COOKIE MONSTER! HERE ME GO. [CRASH!] HE'S ALL RIGHT. - COOKIE MONSTER, NO. - THAT TERRIFIC FUN. MORE BARRELS! MORE BARRELS! HERE COMES BERT. I WILL GIVE THE SIGNAL. BE CAREFUL. ERNIE, YOU WILL GET HURT. ERNIE, DON'T SIT ON THE SIDE OF THE BARREL. YOU WILL GET HURT. IT'S ALL RIGHT. HERE WE GO. YOU WILL GET HURT! [CRASH] BERT, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? AAH... LET'S PLAY SNAP THE WHIP! HERE WE GO! 1 TIME AROUND. 2 TIMES AROUND. 3 TIMES AROUND. I LOVE IT! I AM NEXT! HERE I COME! COME ON, BERT. NOT SO FAST. AAH! AAH! ERNIE! IT'S OSCAR. TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF THE HARDWARE! YOU ARE GOING TOO FAST! WHOA! AAAAH! OSCAR, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? OH, BOY! OSCAR, GOLLY! WHAT A CRASH! LET'S GET HIM ON HIS FEET. OSCAR, YOU O.K.? ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? ALL RIGHT? LET'S DO IT AGAIN! I AM SO GLAD. I WANT EVERYBODY TO BE HAPPY ON CHRISTMAS EVE. TONIGHT SANTA CLAUS COMES. HE TAKES HIS BIG BAG OF TOYS AND SLIDES DOWN THE CHIMNEY! OH, COME ON. DO YOU KNOW HOW BIG THE INSIDE OF A CHIMNEY IS? ABOUT THIS BIG! SANTA IS BUILT LIKE A DUMP TRUCK. HOW WILL HE COME DOWN THOSE SKINNY, LITTLE CHIMNEYS? HE HOLDS HIS BREATH LIKE THIS. THAT'S LIKE TRYING TO GET A BASKETBALL INTO A GINGER ALE BOTTLE! HE COMES IN THE WINDOW. LOCKED. THE DOOR? LOCKED. THE OLD INCINERATOR SHAFT. NO! IT'S THE CHIMNEY OR NOTHING. I DON'T KNOW HOW SANTA GETS IN. IF I WAS YOU, I WOULD FIND OUT. IF HE DOES NOT GET IN, THERE WILL BE A LOT OF EMPTY STOCKINGS TOMORROW. HEH HEH HEH. MERRY CHRISTMAS. [SIGH] YOU SAID YOU COULD NOT SKATE! I DON'T KNOW HOW SANTA COMES DOWN THE CHIMNEY, BUT WE WILL FIND OUT. HUH, PATTY? ś I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ś AND I CAN TELL YOU WHY ś ONCE A YEAR, THE STREET I LIVE ON ś ś SPARKLES LIKE THE SKY ś ALL HUNG WITH LIGHTS FOR CHRISTMAS ś ś TWINKLING EVERYWHERE ś THE WORLD TURNS BRIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś ś I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ś ś I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE SEEN ś ś ONCE A YEAR, THE PLACE I WALK ś ś IS FILLED WITH TREES OF GREEN ś ś AND PINE CONE SMELLS OF CHRISTMAS ś ś FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR ś TO JINGLE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś ś BUT THE GREATEST WONDER OF THEM ALL ś ś IS NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND YOU ś ś IT'S THE WAY YOU START TO BE ś ś YES, THE GREATEST WONDER OF THEM ALL ś ś IS HOW YOUR HEART IS FILLED WITH LOVE ś ś YOU START TO LIGHT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE ś ś FEELINGS FEEL SO WONDERFUL ś ś YOU HAVE TO LET THEM SHOW ś ś MAYBE THAT'S WHY EVERYONE ś ś BEGINS TO GET A GLOW ś ś AND FILL THEIR HEARTS WITH CHRISTMAS ś ś SPIRIT THEY CAN SHARE ś THAT'S THE BEST PART OF CHRISTMAS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś THIS IS REALLY GOING TO LOOK GREAT. SMELLS GOOD. THIS KEEPS YOUR EARS WARM. GO ON! HEY, OSCAR, WAIT! I KNOW HOW SANTA GETS DOWN THE CHIMNEY. HE TIES HIS BIG BELT TIGHT AROUND HIS WASTE. IT MAKES HIM SO SKINNY, HE FITS DOWN THE CHIMNEY. YOU ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT THE STUPIDEST... [TRAIN ROARING BY] BIRD I EVER MET. ś BUT THE GREATEST WONDER OF THEM ALL ś ś IS NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND YOU ś ś IT'S THE WAY YOU START TO BE ś ś YES, THE GREATEST WONDER OF THEM ALL ś ś IS HOW YOUR HEART IS FILLED WITH LOVE ś ś YOU START TO LIGHT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE ś OSCAR, SANTA COVERS HIMSELF WITH BUTTER SO HE CAN SLIP RIGHT DOWN THE CHIMNEY. DING-DONG, YOU'RE WRONG. I DON'T THINK THERE IS A WAY HE CAN GET DOWN THE CHIMNEY. AND IF HE DOESN'T, NO YOU-KNOW-WHATS TOMORROW MORNING. ś FEELINGS FEEL SO WONDERFUL ś ś YOU HAVE TO LET THEM SHOW ś ś MAYBE THAT'S WHY EVERYONE ś ś BEGINS TO GET A GLOW ś ś AND FILL THEIR HEARTS WITH CHRISTMAS ś ś SPIRIT THEY CAN SHARE ś THAT'S THE BEST PART OF CHRISTMAS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS ś HI, BIG BIRD. HI, PATTY. HOW WAS THE SKATING PARTY? OH, O.K. JUST O.K.? WHAT'S WRONG? EVERYTHING WAS O.K. UNTIL OSCAR STARTED... "HOW DOES SANTA CLAUS GET DOWN THOSE SKINNY CHIMNEYS WHEN HE'S SO FAT?" WE HAVE TO FIND OUT. "IF HE CAN'T GET DOWN, NO ONE WILL GET PRESENTS!" THAT'S WHAT OSCAR SAYS. I SEE. LET US CONSIDER THE QUESTION. HOW DOES BIG, FAT SANTA CLAUS GET DOWN THOSE SKINNY CHIMNEYS? WELL...AHEM. LET US LOOK AT IT FROM ANOTHER ANGLE. UH...RETURNING TO THE FIRST ANGLE, IT'S A SIMPLE MATTER OF, UH... I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT BEFORE. HOW DOES HE DO IT? IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE! WE GOT TO FIND OUT! WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT SANTA THAN ANYBODY? THE ELVES. MRS. CLAUS? MACY'S. KIDS. THAT'S WHO. KIDS? YEAH, KIDS! I WILL GO ASK SOME KIDS AND BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE ANSWER. KERMIT, I AM A KID, AND I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S OUR FIRST ANSWER, ISN'T IT? GOLLY... CHRISTMAS EVE. I STILL DON'T HAVE AN IDEA FOR ERNIE'S PRESENT. IT'S GOT TO BE REALLY SPECIAL. [QUACK] WHAT IS-- OH, ERNIE'S RUBBER DUCKIE. [SIGH] HEY, WAIT! THAT GIVES ME A NEAT-O IDEA! I WILL GET ERNIE A SOAP DISH TO PUT HIS RUBBER DUCKIE IN! WHAT A NIFTY IDEA! I AM HOME, BERT. OH, BERT? OH! WHAT'S THIS? IT'S A PAPER CLIP FROM BERT'S PAPER CLIP COLLECTION. OF COURSE! THIS IS BERT'S 1957 ACME. HE WOULD FEEL AWFUL IF HE LOST THIS. I KNOW WHAT I WILL GET BERT FOR CHRISTMAS! A CIGAR BOX TO KEEP HIS PAPER CLIPS IN! THEY WILL NEVER GET LOST AGAIN. IF SANTA CLAUS HAS TO DELIVER ALL THOSE PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE, HOW DOES HE GET DOWN THE CHIMNEY? EASY. WITH THE BAG OF PRESENTS. HOW? HE COMES DOWN WITH HIS REINDEERS. ALL THE REINDEER JOIN HIM DOWN THE CHIMNEY? YES. YOU MEAN IT'S A PARTY? YES. THEY PUT THE PRESENTS, THEN THEY GO UP. DON'T THE ANTLERS GET STUCK? NO. WHY? HE TIES THE ANTLERS TOGETHER... WITH TAPE. TELL ME, HOW DOES HE DO IT? HE SLIDES! SLIDES? WAIT! MAYBE HE IS MAGIC AND GROWS SMALL. THROUGH THE DOOR. HE GOTS HIS KEYS. WHAT KEYS? SANTA CLAUS KEYS. HE SQUISHES! WHAT HAPPENS IF SANTA CANNOT GET DOWN THE CHIMNEY, AND THE WINDOW AND DOOR ARE LOCKED? HE WILL NEVER BRING THE PRESENTS EVER AGAIN! WHAT HAPPENS? I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE THEY WILL MOVE. HE PUSHES THE BUTTON, THEN IT OPENS, AND HE GETS IN! HE STEPS ON THE BIG STEP, THEN HE GOES IN. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. SPIRIT GIVING PEACE BOB IS COMING! HI, KIDS. HI, BOB. LINDA, YOU ARE EARLY. WE HAVE TO REHEARSE A SONG WITH THE KIDS. WOULD YOU MIND WAITING? MAYBE YOU CAN READ A MAGAZINE. O.K.? O.K. GOOD. EVERYBODY ALL READY? YES. RUBY, WOULD YOU TURN PAGES FOR ME? O.K. WHEN I GIVE YOU THE NOD, O.K.? HERE WE GO. ś WHEN CHRISTMAS TIME IS OVER ś ś AND PRESENTS PUT AWAY ś DON'T BE SAD ś THERE'LL BE SO MUCH TO TREASURE ś ś ABOUT THIS CHRISTMAS DAY ś AND THE FUN WE'VE HAD ś SO MANY HAPPY FEELINGS ś TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU ś AND, OH, THE GOOD TIMES HURRY BY SO FAST ś ś BUT EVEN WHEN IT'S OVER ś THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ś ś TO MAKE CHRISTMAS LAST ś KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ś ALL THROUGH THE YEAR ś WHEN CHRISTMAS IS OVER ś YOU CAN KEEP IT NEAR ś THINK OF THIS CHRISTMAS DAY ś ś WHEN CHRISTMAS IS FAR AWAY ś ś KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ś ALL THROUGH THE YEAR ś WHEN CHRISTMAS IS OVER ś SAVE SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER ś THESE PRECIOUS MOMENTS ś HOLD THEM VERY DEAR ś AND KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ALL THROUGH THE YEAR ś ś CHRISTMAS MEANS THE SPIRIT OF GIVING ś ś PEACE AND JOY TO YOU ś THE GOODNESS OF LOVING ś THE GLADNESS OF LIVING ś THESE ARE CHRISTMAS, TOO ś SO KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ś ALL THROUGH THE YEAR ś WHEN CHRISTMAS IS OVER ś SAVE SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER ś THESE PRECIOUS MOMENTS ś HOLD THEM VERY DEAR ś AND KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ALL THROUGH THE YEAR ś ś YES, KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ś ś ALL THROUGH THE YEAR HI THERE, MR. HOOPER. HELLO, ERNIE. WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE? LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. THAT IS A FINE-LOOKING EMPTY CIGAR BOX. REALLY? THANK YOU. MR. HOOPER, I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. SUPPOSE I GAVE YOU RUBBER DUCKIE HERE FOR THAT CIGAR BOX? WOULD YOU TRADE? ERNIE... YOUR RUBBER DUCKIE? ARE YOU SURE? WELL, I... [QUACK] I GOT TO HAVE THAT CIGAR BOX. IF IT'S THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU, HERE YOU ARE. THANK YOU, MR. HOOPER. HERE IS...RUBBER DUCKIE. GOOD-BYE, MR. HOOPER AND... GOOD-BYE, RUBBER DUCKIE. [DOOR RINGS] GOOD-BYE, ERNIE. MR. HOOPER. HI, BERT. OH, H-H-HI, ERNIE. LAST MINUTE SHOPPING. ME, TOO. MR. HOOPER. YES? UH...YEAH, MR. HOOPER! I AM PREPARED TO OFFER YOU THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME. ś TA-DA! HUH? THIS IS THE FINEST PAPER CLIP COLLECTION IN THE WESTERN WORLD. ISN'T THAT A BEAUTY? LOOK. THERE IS MY JUMBO GEM IN THE MIDDLE. OVER THERE BY YOUR HAND, THAT IS A CHROME-PLATED ONE. IT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE. OH, IT'S WONDERFUL. THEY ARE ALL SO...INDIVIDUAL. I AM PREPARED TO TRADE YOU THIS TERRIFIC PAPER CLIP COLLECTION FOR JUST 1 SMALL SOAP DISH. UH, COLOR... PINK. YEAH. MR. HOOPER, DO WE HAVE A DEAL? WELL... HUH? I MUST SAY YOU TALKED ME INTO IT. TERRIFIC! THANK YOU. ARE YOU SURE? YES, I AM SURE. THANK YOU, MR. HOOPER. [SIGH] MR. HOOPER? DO YOU THINK THAT MAYBE I COULD... COME AND...VISIT MY PAPER C-C-CL-- NEVER MIND. [SIGH] YOU BE BILLY. I BE SANTY. I COME IN YOUR HOUSE BRINGING PRESENTS. YOU ASLEEP NOW. I WILL COME IN. UH...EXCUSE ME. BILLY. BILLY. WHAT? THIS IS SANTY CLAUS. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET OUT. GO TO THE BACK DOOR. THE WHAT? GO THROUGH THE BACK DOOR. THE BACK DOOR? WHERE IS THAT? OVER THERE. O.K. YOU CAN GO BACK TO SLEEP. I WILL TRY NOT TO WAKE ANYBODY ELSE UP. BILLY, MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. BILLY! THE BACK DOOR IS LOCKED. TAKE THE WINDOW. THE WINDOW. GOTCHA. BILLY. I HATE TO BOTHER YOU. THE WINDOW IS SHUT. OPEN IT. OPEN THE WINDOW. GOTCHA. UH... BILLY. WHAT? THE WINDOW... IT'S LOCKED. I AM IN BIG TROUBLE. ś DUM DE DUM DUM DUM O.K. "DEAR... "SAN... TA," O.K. NOW, WHAT ME ASK FOR? UH...WHAT ELSE? COOKIES! OH, YEAH! LET'S SEE. 2 DOZEN COCONUT MACAROONS. NO, NO, NO! MAYBE 1 1/2 POUND OF DELICIOUS... [SMACK] FIGGIE NEWTONS! ME GETTING SO HUNGRY! ME LOVE COOKIES! OATMEAL COOKIES! ME ASK FOR 3 DOZEN. WHAT THE HAY? 4 DOZEN OATMEAL COOKIES! OH, ME LOVE OATMEAL COOK-- MMM! AND HOW ABOUT BANANA COOKIES? OR PRUNE COOKIES? ME LOVE PRUNE COOKIES! OH! OH! CHOCOLATE-COVERED-MARSHMALLOW- WITH-JELLY-INSIDE COOKIES! ME GOT TO WRITE THAT DOWN. WHERE PENCIL? KERMIT, WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT HOW SANTA GETS DOWN ALL THOSE CHIMNEYS? OUR SURVEY WOULD INDICATE THAT THE SOLUTION IS NOT ALTOGETHER DEFINITIVE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? LET ME READ SOME QUOTES. "SANTA CLAUS GOES ON A CRASH DIET EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE AND LOSES 200 POUNDS." SEVERAL KIDS BELIEVE THEY HAVE RUBBER CHIMNEYS. ONE GIRL SAID, "SANTA SNEAKS IN "WITH THE REST OF THE RELATIVES ON THANKSGIVING AND HIDES IN THE LAUNDRY UNTIL CHRISTMAS." "SANTA HAS VERY, VERY LONG ARMS." GOT SOMETHING IN HERE ABOUT A CHIMNEY STRETCHER, A FISHING POLE. THIS ISN'T GETTING US ANYWHERE! IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE, AND WE DON'T KNOW IF SANTA CLAUS WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE CHIMNEY. "DEAR SANTY CLAUS, "ME NO CARE WHAT KIND COOKIES YOU BRING ME. "YOU SURPRISE COOKIE MONSTER, O.K.?" QUESTION MARK. BOY, ME WONDER WHAT KIND COOKIES SANTY GOING TO BRING ME. OH, MAYBE COCONUT FUDGE COOKIES OR--OH, YEAH-- OR DAINTY RAISIN COOKIES. MMM. ME LOVE RAISIN COOKIES. LITTLE RAISINS. MMM, MMM, MMM. MMM. YEAH. OR MAYBE SANTA BRING ME BUNCH OF FORTUNE COOKIES WITH DELICIOUS PAPER INSIDE THEM! YEAH. MMM, MMM, MMM, OH, DELICIOUS. OH, SANTA BRING ME BUNCH OF COOKIES. YEAH, YEAH. ROUND COOKIES! MMM, MMM, MMM, MMM. OH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. COOKIES! COWABUNGA! [CRASH] ME GET SO EXCITED WHEN ME THINK OF COOKIES! OH, YEAH. SANTA, SANTA, SAN-- WHERE TYPEWRITER? WE'RE GOING TO USE THE SCIENTIFIC WAY TO FIND OUT HOW SANTA CLAUS GETS HIS BIG TUMMY DOWN THOSE SKINNY CHIMNEYS. I'M SURE IT'LL WORK IF YOU THOUGHT OF IT. IT SURE WILL. REMEMBER, YOU PLAY SANTA CLAUS, AND WE'LL PRETEND THIS BARREL IS A CHIMNEY. WE'LL SEE HOW SANTA GETS INTO THESE CHIMNEYS. O.K., BIRD. HO HO HO. HERE I GO CLIMBING UP TO THE ROOF TO GET TO THE CHIMNEY. LOOK OUT BELOW. HO HO HO. NOW DASH AWAY. O.K., YOU READY? BIRD. WHAT? WHAT DO I DO NOW? OH, JUST PUT YOUR FIRST FOOT RIGHT DOWN IN THERE. UH-HUH. NOW THE OTHER FOOT. O.K., AND NOW ANOTHER FOOT. BIRD, I DON'T THINK SANTA HAS MORE THAN 2 FEET. OH, GEE. PRETEND HE HAS 1 OF HIS REINDEER WITH HIM. AAH. ER. AAH. OH, BIRD. HMM? IT'S GETTING HARDER TO HO HO HO. LET ME LOOK OVER HERE AND GET A DIFFERENT ANGLE ON THIS. LET'S SEE. FROM HERE--AHA. CAN I COME LOOK, TOO? NO. YOU STAY THERE. OH, SNUFFY--I MEAN, SANTA CLAUS, LOOK, YOU'VE DONE IT! NOW WE KNOW HOW SANTA GETS INTO THE CHIMNEYS. JUST ONE THING, BIRD. DO WE KNOW HOW HE GETS OUT? I'LL SEE YOU LATER, BOB. I HAVE A LITTLE ERRAND TO DO. O.K. OH, MR. HOOPER. YES. HAPPY CHANUKAH. THANK YOU, BOB, AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS. HUH! I HOPE THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES GET TERMITES. ś I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT'S DUMBER ś ś TO A GROUCH, CHRISTMAS IS A BUMMER ś ś BEAMING FACES EVERYWHERE ś ś HAPPINESS IS IN THE AIR ś ś I'M TELLING YOU, IT ISN'T FAIR ś ś I HATE CHRISTMAS ś PEOPLE LOADED WITH GOOD WILL ś ś GIVING PRESENTS, WHAT A THRILL ś ś THAT SLUSHY NONSENSE MAKES ME ILL ś ś I HATE CHRISTMAS ś I'D RATHER HAVE A HOLIDAY LIKE NORMAL GROUCHES DO ś ś INSTEAD OF GETTING PRESENTS ś ś THEY TAKE PRESENTS BACK FROM YOU ś ś HERE COMES SANTA, GIRLS AND BOYS ś ś SO WHO NEEDS THAT BIG RED NOISE? ś ś I'LL TELL HIM WHERE TO PUT HIS TOYS ś ś I HATE CHRISTMAS I AIN'T SO CRAZY ABOUT THANKSGIVING OR LABOR DAY, EITHER. ś CHRISTMAS CAROLS TO BE SUNG ś ś DECORATIONS TO BE HUNG ś OH, YEAH, WELL, I STICK OUT MY TONGUE ś ś I HATE CHRISTMAS ś CHRISTMAS BELLS PLAY LOUD AND STRONG ś ś HURTS MY EARS, ALL THAT DING-DONG ś ś BESIDES IT GOES ON MUCH TOO LONG ś [CRASH] ś I HATE CHRISTMAS ś I'D RATHER HAVE A HOLIDAY ś ś WITH A LOT LESS JOY AND FLASH ś ś WITH A LOT LESS CHEERFUL SMILING ś ś AND A LOT MORE DIRTY TRASH, YEAH ś ś CHRISTMAS DAY IS ALMOST HERE ś ś WHEN IT'S OVER, THEN I CHEER ś ś I'M GLAD IT'S ONLY ONCE A YEAR ś ś I HATE CHRISTMAS WELL, TIME FOR BED, ERNIE. YEP. IT IS BEDDIE-BYE TIME, BERT. YEAH. SURE IS. I CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER. LET'S OPEN THESE PRESENTS TONIGHT. YEAH! THAT ONE IS FOR YOU, BERT. THANKS. THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. OPEN YOURS UP FIRST. THANKS A LOT. ERNIE, WHAT A GREAT, SUPERB PACKING JOB. IF I CAN SLIDE MY FINGER UNDERNEATH THE PAPER-- NO. HOW ABOUT A SCISSOR? BERT, JUST OPEN IT UP. O.K. [TEARING PAPER] OH, ERNIE, A CIGAR BOX! OH, HUNKY-DORY! I GOT IT ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR PAPER CLIP COLLECTION. WHAT? I GOT THE CIGAR BOX SO YOU COULD KEEP YOUR PAPER CLIPS IN IT. OH. UH-HUH. PUT YOUR PAPER CLIPS IN THERE SO I CAN SEE HOW THEY LOOK. UH, GEE, ERNIE, UM... HEY, WAIT! YOU DIDN'T OPEN YOUR PRESENT YET. O.K., BERT. OPEN IT UP. YEAH. OH, BOY, OH, BOY, I CAN'T WAIT. YEAH. LET'S SEE. GOT TO GET IN HERE. YEAH. I WRAPPED IT GOOD, HUH? YOU CERTAINLY DID, BERT. OH. WHY, IT'S A-- IT'S A SOAP DISH, HUH? THAT'S RIGHT, A SOAP DISH. IT'S BEAUTIFUL, BERT. I GOT IT FOR RUBBER DUCKIE. WHAT? YEAH. SO HE WON'T KEEP FALLING INTO THE TUB AND SINKING. LET'S SEE HOW HE LOOKS IN IT. [KNOCK ON DOOR] COME IN. MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. HOOPER. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. HOOPER. I CAME TO DROP OFF SOME CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. THIS IS FOR YOU, BERT. THANK YOU, MR. HOOPER. THIS IS FOR YOU, ERNIE. THANKS A LOT, MR. HOOPER. WHAT DID YOU GET, BERT? SHOULD I UNTIE THE RIBBON OR GET A SCISSOR? BERT! YES, YES. JUST OPEN IT UP. OHH! MY PAPER CLIPS! OH, MR. HOOPER, THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME. HOW DID MR. HOOPER GET YOUR PAPER CLIP COLLECTION? NEVER MIND, ERNIE. JUST OPEN YOUR PRESENT. YEAH. LET'S SEE WHAT YOU HAVE. UH, LET'S SEE HERE. WHAT IS IT? OH, IT'S NOT-- [SQUEAKING] IT'S RUBBER DUCKIE. OH, HI, RUBBER DUCKIE. ERNIE, HOW DID MR. HOOPER GET RUBBER DUCKIE? IT'S SORT OF A LONG STORY, BUT THANKS A LOT, MR. HOOPER. YOU'RE WELCOME. ERNIE, WE DIDN'T GET MR. HOOPER ANYTHING. OH, YOU'RE RIGHT, BERT. YOU'RE WRONG, BOYS. I GOT THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I GOT TO SEE THAT EVERYONE GOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. HOOPER. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. HOOPER. OH. GEE. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ERNIE. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, TOO, BERT. ś HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS ś ś LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT ś ś FROM NOW ON ś OUR TROUBLES WILL BE OUT OF SIGHT ś ś HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS ś ś MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY ś ś FROM NOW ON ś OUR TROUBLES WILL BE MILES AWAY ś ś HERE WE ARE AS IN OLDEN DAYS ś ś HAPPY GOLDEN DAYS OF YORE ś ś FAITHFUL FRIENDS WHO ARE DEAR TO US ś ś GATHER NEAR TO US ś ONCE MORE ś THROUGH THE YEARS ś WE ALL WILL BE TOGETHER ś ś IF THE FATES ALLOW ś HANG A SHINING STAR UPON THE HIGHEST BOUGH ś ś AND HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW ś MERRY CHRISTMAS, BERT. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ERNIE. HA-A-A-A-A! [SQUEAK SQUEAK] CHRISTMAS EVE TOO LATE FOR LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS, ANYWAY. SO ME CALL HIM. LET'S SEE. NORTH POLE AREA CODE. OH, YEAH. OH, BOY, ME GET HIM ON PHONE AND SAY, "HI, SANTY CLAUS. COOKIE MONSTER HERE." THAT WHAT ME SAY. THEN ME ASK HIM TO BRING ME COOKIES AND ME ASK HIM TO BRING... TO BRING ME 2 DELICIOUS, ROUND, CHOCOLATE, FUDGE-COVERED CUPPY CAKES. [MUFFLED RING] [RING] [SANTA] OH, HO HO HO HO HO! HELLO! OH, BOY! HELLO. HELLO. HELLO. OPERATOR. HELLO. HELLO. ANYBOD-- HELLO. HELLO. HELLO! ME BETTER SEND TELEGRAM. AHH. UH-OH. WELL, YOU BETTER GO HOME, PATTY, 'CAUSE IT'S STARTING TO SNOW. GEE. DON'T WORRY, BIG BIRD. EVEN IF WE DON'T KNOW HOW, HE'LL COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, REALLY. WHAT? HUH? OH, NO, NO, NO. IT'LL NEVER WORK. OHH. GOOD NIGHT, BIG BIRD. [SNIFF SNIFF] MERRY CHRISTMAS. AHH... WE ASKED EVERYBODY-- KIDS, GROWN-UPS, EVERYBODY-- AND NOBODY KNOWS. HE'LL NEVER GET DOWN THE CHIMNEY, AND NO ONE WILL GET ANY PRESENTS. HEY! WAIT A MINUTE! I CAN FIND OUT HOW HE GETS DOWN THOSE LITTLE BITTY CHIMNEYS. GORDON, ME TRY TO WRITE LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS, BUT ME GOT HUNGRY, AND ME ATE PENCIL. DON'T WORRY, COOKIE MONSTER. ME NOT WRITE LETTER! ME ATE TYPEWRITER, TOO. SANTA KNOWS ABOUT YOU. HE'LL BRING YOU SOME COOKIES. ME TRIED TO CALL SANTA, BUT TELEPHONE LOOKED LIKE CUPPY CAKES, AND ME ATE IT. SANTA NEVER BRING COOKIE MONSTER COOKIES. YES, HE WILL, COOKIE MONSTER, BUT MAYBE YOU COULD LEAVE HIM SOMETHING, TOO. OH, THAT TERRIFIC IDEA! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. SANTA CLAUS LEAVE ME COOKIES, AND ME LEAVE SANTA...NECKTIE. YOU COULD. OR SHAVING CREAM. MOST PEOPLE LEAVE HIM-- WHAT? COOKIES. [KNOCK KNOCK] OH, HI, PATTY. WHAT'S THE MATTER? BIG BIRD'S GONE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN, HE'S GONE? ISN'T HE IN HIS NEST? NO. HE'S NOT ANYWHERE. HE WAS ACTING FUNNY WHEN I LEFT HIM. I THOUGHT ABOUT HIM, I WENT BACK, AND HE WAS GONE. WELL, LOOK, DON'T WORRY, PATTY. WE'LL FIND HIM, OK? SUSAN, BETTER GET YOUR COAT. HI, FELLAS. HOW'S THINGS UP HERE ON THE ROOF? HAS SANTA CLAUS BEEN HERE YET? NO. OH, GOOD. I'LL CHECK OUT THE CHIMNEY. THERE'S OUR SKINNY, LITTLE CHIMNEY. I'M JUST GOING TO STAY HERE AND WATCH AND SEE HOW SANTA GETS DOWN THAT LITTLE THING. BRRR! IT IS COLD! I DON'T SEE HOW THOSE PENGUINS CAN TAKE IT. WELL... IT SHOULDN'T BE LONG NOW. BIG BIRD'S MISSING ON CHRISTMAS EVE? MM-HMM. MAYBE HE'S AT MR. HOOPER'S STORE. WE'RE GOING TO GROVER'S TO CHECK. BYE. HAVE YOU SEEN BIG BIRD? HE'S MISSING. LOOK AT EVERYBODY DOWN THERE. THEY'RE ALL RUNNING AROUND. SOMEONE MUST BE LOST. I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT. WHEN THE SLEIGH FLIES IN, I'LL SAY TO SANTA CLAUS, "O.K. IF I WATCH YOU GO DOWN THAT SKINNY, LITTLE CHIMNEY?" I COULD EVEN HELP. BRRR! AHH. BOY, I HOPE HE COMES SOON. NO LUCK, HUH, BOB? NOPE. IT'S SNOWING HARDER. HE COULD FREEZE OUT TONIGHT. I'LL TRY OVER THERE. [PATTY] BIG BIRD, PLEASE COME HOME. OH. NO. NOT YET. OH, GEE, WHAT IF HE'S STUCK IN A CHIMNEY SOMEWHERE OR STACKED OVER KENNEDY? OHH. [SNORING] [GORDON] BIG BIRD! HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON? WHAT ARE YOU DOING, MARIA? I HOPE YOU'RE SATISFIED. YOU HAD TO START THAT STUFF ABOUT SANTA AND TINY CHIMNEYS. YOU'VE UPSET BIG BIRD SO MUCH, HE'S GONE. I DIDN'T KNOW HE'D DO ANYTHING DUMB. I WAS TEASING. TELLING HIM SANTA WON'T BRING ANYBODY PRESENTS BECAUSE HE CAN'T GET DOWN THE TINY CHIMNEY! YOU CALL THAT TEASING? HE'LL COME BACK. HE'S PART HOMING PIGEON. BESIDES, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? HE LIVES OUTDOORS, ANYWAY. THE NEST IS DIFFERENT. THAT'S HIS HOME. HE'S GOT AN ELECTRIC BLANKET THERE. HE'S AROUND THE PEOPLE HE LOVES. IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE, AND HE'S OUT THERE IN THIS BIG CITY. IT KEEPS SNOWING, AND IT'S GETTING COLDER. HE COULD BE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? I'LL FIND HIM AND BRING HIM BACK. GET ME OFF OF HERE! HURRY UP. GET MY FEET ON THE GROUND. HURRY UP, SKINNY! O.K. HEY, TURKEY, WHERE ARE YOU? IT'S ME, OLD OSCAR. COME BACK. [SNORING] [SLEIGH BELLS RINGING] [REINDEER HOOVES] [SLEIGH BELLS RING] [FOOTSTEPS] OH, OH. OH, THAT'S FUNNY. I COULD HAVE SWORN I HEARD SANTA, BUT THERE'S NO ONE HERE. NOT EVEN ANY FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW. WHAT A DREAM I HAD! I MUST HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP. WOW! AM I COLD! I BETTER GO DOWN TO GORDON AND SUSAN'S AND WARM UP FOR A MINUTE. BRRR! OOH! I THINK I FROZE MY GIBLETS! LET'S GO INSIDE AND GET WARMED UP, CALL YOUR MOTHER SO SHE DOESN'T WORRY. BIG BIRD! OH, HI, PATTY. HOW ARE YOU? FINE. HI. I WAS-- OH, HI, GORDON. HI, SUSAN. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? YES, EXCEPT FOR MY GIBLETS. BIG BIRD, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? I WENT UP ON THE ROOF TO WATCH FOR SANTA. I GOT SO COLD, I CAME DOWN TO WARM UP, BUT I'M GOING RIGHT BACK UP. NO, YOU'RE NOT. COME IN AND THAW OUT. OH, DEAR. NOW I'LL NEVER KNOW HOW HE DID IT. DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT OSCAR SAID TO YOU? OSCAR SAID THAT IF SANTA CAN'T GET DOWN THOSE LITTLE CHIMNEYS, NO ONE WOULD GET ANY PRESENTS. WELL, LOOK AROUND YOU. DOES IT LOOK TO YOU LIKE NO ONE'S GETTING ANY PRESENTS? NO, BUT IT'S A MIRACLE. HOW DID HE DO IT? WHY DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? IT'S IMPORTANT. NO, BIG BIRD. THAT'S NOT WHAT'S IMPORTANT. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WE LOST YOU TONIGHT. WE WERE VERY WORRIED ABOUT YOU. NOW YOU'RE BACK, SAFE AND SOUND, AND WE'RE ALL TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS AGAIN. ś AND IF THAT ISN'T A TRUE BLUE MIRACLE ś ś I DON'T KNOW WHAT ONE IS I HEAR THE TURKEY'S BACK. RIGHT, OSCAR. COME IN. WELL, HI, THERE, OSCAR. HEY, LISTEN, YOU BIG CANARY, I'M GLAD YOU'RE BACK, 'CAUSE I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION. SURE. WHAT IS IT? HOW CAN THE EASTER BUNNY HIDE ALL THOSE EGGS IN ONE NIGHT? OSCAR! ś YES, KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU ś ś ALL THROUGH THE YEAR AHH! OHH. AWHH. OHH. AWWH. OH. SCOTCH PINE DELICIOUS, BUT DOUGLAS FIR GIVE ME HEARTBURN. URP. EXCUSE ME. OHH. URP. OH, SORRY. OH. URP. URRRP. OH, THAT A LONG ONE.

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