Celebrating Christmas with Sesame Street

Here are some family-friendly Christmas videos from the Sesame Street crew that you and your children can enjoy watching together this holiday season.

Oscar Hates Christmas – Even though this video stars Oscar the Grouch, you may notice appearances by Bob McGrath and Mr. Hooper.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish – Elmo is staying cool this Christmas, while a little elf that sounds a lot like Ben Stiller is panicking.

I Want a Snuffy for Christmas – Hopefully a Snuffleupagus isn’t on your child’s wish list Christmas. But if it is, you may as well embrace and enjoy this duet between Big Bird and Anne Hathaway who both want a Snuffy!

Elmo Saves Christmas – Elmo is just so wonderful, isn’t he? Of course he will save Christmas as well. Here are four clips from Elmo’s Christmas special.

Bert and Ernie’s Gift of the Magi – Here’s a classic clip with Bert and Ernie celebrating Christmas and getting to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring Mr. Hooper.

Celebrating Kwanzaa with Sesame Street

Leave it to the folks at Sesame Street to put together content that eloquently conveys the meaning of Kwanzaa at a level that the youngest of children can understand. Here are some video clips of what celebrating Kwanzaa means to the little generation.

The Seven Night of Kwanzaa – As seen through the eyes of a young child. “Every night we talk about one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. They are principles of how to lead a good life.”

Kwanzaa Dancing with Elmo – Who knew Elmo was such a good dancer? He makes his Kwanzaa dance look effortless. And it seems like he’s having a wonderful time as well. This is kind of silly, but it is guaranteed to capture the attention of young viewers.

Kids Talk about the Holidays – Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, all young children seem to be drawn to celebrating the holidays with their family.

A Celebration of Kwanzaa – Older children who might have grown out of Sesame Street’s demographic may benefit from watching this PBS-affiliated Kwanzaa short that explains the significance of the seven days of Kwanzaa and how faith and community play a role in the holiday celebration.

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