Stephen Colbert’s cool yule show

'Greatest Gift of All' silly, not cynical

This is not a godless liberal’s Christmas special.

“We tried to make it strangely sincere, but also sincerely strange,” Stephen Colbert says of “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”

In the hourlong spesh that bows Nov. 23 on Comedy Central, Colbert pokes fun at the conventions of Christmas TV specials, lobs a few verbal bombs in the “war on Christmas” and lets his inner Bing Crosby loose in musical numbers with guests including Willie Nelson, John Legend, Feist and Toby Keith.

It’s all done with a healthy amount of irreverence, but also reverence for the holiday itself. (A portion of the DVD and soundtrack sales of “A Colbert Christmas” will go to the non-profit org Feeding America.)

“I didn’t want this to be a cynical take on Christmas. It’s silly and stupid and egotistical at times, but it is not cynical,” Colbert assures.

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