Christmas Eve on Sesame Street: Through the Eyes of a Younger Generation
I was born in 1989. Twenty years after the premiere of Sesame Street; although I’m fortunate enough to have grown up during what is considered the tail-end of the classic/old school era (before 1993), I never really saw any true old school Sesame for quite some time. As a matter of fact, when I was a baby, in addition to television episodes of the time, the oldest I had seen of the show was the My Sesame Street Home Video series from the mid and late 80s... that is until a long-distant friend of mine sent me a wonderful present for Christmas 2002--a VHS of the 1978 special Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
The special ends with Big Bird stepping out onto the street, to the relief of the other residents, happy to see he’s back, while a reprise of "Keep Christmas With You (All Through the Year)" is sung. As everyone goes home for the night, and Big Bird and Patty enjoy the giant Christmas tree in the middle of the arbor, Gordon and Susan come home to find that Cookie Monster has eaten their tree: "Scotch Pine delicious, but Douglas Fir give me heartburn!"
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier