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“A Colbert Christmas”: Silly but not cynical

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Stephen Colbert the thesp-comic loves TV Christmas specials. Never missed ’em when he was a kid: Andy Williams, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” etc.

TV’s Stephen Colbert is a reverent Christian and, of course, proud foot soldier in the war on Christmas, fighting the scourge of “happy holidays” and “season’s greetings” in public schools, department stores, city halls and wherever else the PC police may patrol.

Put the two sides of Colbert together, throw in seven original songs, a few pounds of fake snow, six notable guest stars and — shazam! — you’ve got a very funny Christmas spesh. “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” bows Sunday at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

“We tried to make it strangely sincere, but also sincerely strange,” Colbert says.

The Colbert Report’s” frontman is always raving about “how there’s a war on Christmas and we’ve got to do something about it. So how would he fight the war on Christmas? He’d have a Christmas special,” Colbert explains.

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