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A Sesame Street Christmas (book)

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Written by Pat Tornborg
Illustrator Tom Cooke
Published 1982
Publisher Western Publishing
ISBN 0307141934

A Sesame Street Christmas features the Sesame Street Muppets getting together on a rainy Christmas and telling stories, reciting poems, and singing songs. The original edition also included recipes and crafts.

A shortened version was released in paperback in 1987, and as a book and tape set (with Caroll Spinney as both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch), dropping most of the activities and adding two song tracks from the 1975 album Merry Christmas from Sesame Street.


  • "The Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street"
  • "Wet Christmas" (Oscar's parody of "White Christmas")
  • "Big Bird's Bird Feeder" (craft)
  • "Nutcracker Sweets" (recipes)
  • "To Ernie From Bert" (craft using bottlecaps)
  • "To Bert From Ernie" (craft using Bert's oatmeal boxes)
  • "A Christmas Poem by Big Bird"
  • "White Christmas" (poem, craft, dessert snowballs recipe)
  • "The Count's Twelve Days of Christmas Calendar"
  • "Oscar's Christmas Carol"
  • "Cookie Monster's Christmas Tree" (craft)
  • "The Count's Christmas Tree" (craft)
  • "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" (Big Bird's variation)
  • "Thoughts That Count"
  • "The Count's Christmas Castle" (craft)
  • "A Wrap Session"
  • "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
  • "Bert's Recipes"


Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Ernie, Bert, The Amazing Mumford, Count von Count, Prairie Dawn, Betty Lou, Herry Monster, Mr. Hooper, Roosevelt Franklin, Rubber Duckie, Bats, Rosie, Grover's Mommy, Prairie Dawn's Mom, Santa Claus, Reindeer

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