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Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
     

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

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Director: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Frankie Avalon

Cast: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Frankie Avalon

 

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The secret word is "Happy New Year" as Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) and the Playhouse gang hold a Christmas party. Things threaten to get out of hand fairly early as the increasingly disappointed Pee-Wee receives one fruitcake after another. When he complains that he didn't get anything he really wanted, our hero learns an important lesson about sharing from

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The secret word is "Happy New Year" as Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) and the Playhouse gang hold a Christmas party. Things threaten to get out of hand fairly early as the increasingly disappointed Pee-Wee receives one fruitcake after another. When he complains that he didn't get anything he really wanted, our hero learns an important lesson about sharing from none other than Santa Claus. Among Pee-wee's special guests are singers k.d. lang, Grace Jones, Dinah Shore, and the Del Rubio Triplets, "Beach Party" perennials Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon (who'd recently costarred with Pee-wee in the theatrical film Back at the Beach), the outrageous Little Richard (on ice-skates!) and such pop-culture giants as Oprah Winfrey, Charo, Cher, Joan Rivers, Magic Johnson, and even Zsa Zsa Gabor. Pee-wee Herman's Christmas Special first aired December 21, 1988 on CBS.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Have yourself a Pee-wee little Christmas with the long-awaited DVD debut of this very nice and only a little bit naughty 1988 Christmas special. Pee-wee Herman, his pals, and playmates deck the Playhouse with holiday cheer. The eclectic, all-inclusive guest list includes Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, Grace Jones, Cher, Magic Johnson (who knew he was Magic Screen's cousin?), k. d. lang, Charo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, campy 1950s sister act the Del Rubio Triplets, and Little Richard (on skates!). Dinah Shore phones in a rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Joan Rivers also offer season's greetings. It wouldn't be Christmas at the Playhouse without a mistletoe-bedecked Miss Yvonne, vintage holiday-themed animation from the King of Cartoons, and a claymation winter wonderland scene inside the Playhouse icebox. Meanwhile, the Dinosaur family engages in Hannukah festivities. But will Pee-wee's massive gift list drain Santa's toy supply for the rest of the world's children? Not likely, as it wouldn’t be a Christmas special without someone having the greed chastened out of him -- such as Pee-wee! As warm as hot chocolate and as nutty as a fruitcake, Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special not only ranks among the all-time greats of the genre, it takes the crown for inspired eccentricity.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2015
UPC:
0826663144185
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
0:48:00
Sales rank:
11,041

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary; Featurette

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- PEE-WEES PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1. Chapter 1 [3:10]
2. Chapter 2 [6:46]
3. Chapter 3 [4:40]
4. Chapter 4 [1:54]
5. Chapter 5 [1:29]
6. Chapter 6 [1:19]
7. Chapter 7 [3:39]
8. Chapter 8 [1:39]
9. Chapter 9 [2:05]
10. Chapter 10 [1:36]
11. Chapter 11 [3:49]
12. Chapter 12 [2:21]
13. Chapter 13 [2:28]
14. Chapter 14 [2:40]
15. Chapter 15 [2:05]
16. Chapter 16 [2:13]
17. Chapter 17 [3:17]
18. Chapter 18 [:41]

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Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love PeeWee!!! Have watched him from the beginning and shared him with my kids. The Christmas episode in particular is one of the best! On a side note, the Marketplace seller selling it for $1000 -- Really? Try Amazon folks, not so much gouging going on.
Karen1968 More than 1 year ago
Great Christmas show foe the entire family!! Songs put you in the Christmas spirit, kids like the silly stunts parents like the over the kids head humor. And it has a meaningful message, for kids who want lots of toys for Christmas. This will be one of your favorite Christmas shows.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Christmas special is in our Christmas line up! We love Pee Wee and this Christmas special video is great. Both of my kids- ages 15 and 7 enjoyed this very much. :" This is part of our traditional holiday fare of Christmas goodies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We always begin our Christmas traditions, by watching this movie on December 1st each year. It is hilarious and not your usual Christmas fare! We always sing the open song together and gets our December off to a wonderful start.
redindy More than 1 year ago
IF YOU LIKE PEE-WEE YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago