Three DVD Gift Collection from Sony Wonder and Sesame Workshop Features New Price & Packaging

- Kelly Ripa, Maya Angelou, Charles Durning and Harvey Fierstein Celebrate the Season with Favorite Sesame Street Muppets -


Sugarplums? Not yet ... With visions of Elmo and Big Bird more likely part of preschool holiday wishes, Sony Wonder and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, have re-released a fast-becoming classic collection of holiday videos.

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Featuring a new low price (of $29.98) and refreshed holiday gift packaging, Happy Holidays from Sesame Street includes three popular DVD titles: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Elmo Saves Christmas and Elmo's Word: Happy Holidays! The collection arrives at retail on October 4th - 81 shopping days before Christmas.

"We are excited about the new great looking digipack packaging for these Sesame Street holiday favorites," says Alan Fergurson, Sr. VP of Sales, Sony Wonder. "This is the ultimate holiday video collectable featuring Sesame Street's three best-selling holiday titles."

  Program highlights include:

   - EW: Happy Holidays!
     Actress, talk show host and mom Kelly Ripa stars in the first-ever
     "Elmo's World" holiday special. Elmo is ready to celebrate Christmas,
     but what present will he give Dorothy, his beloved goldfish? As he
     searches for an answer, Elmo learns about holidays around the world. He
     finally goes to the North Pole, where Santa has some expert advice
     about the true spirit of Christmas -- and the perfect gift for Dorothy!

   - Elmo Saves Christmas
     Elmo wonders if there can be such a thing as too much Christmas. When a
     magical Christmas wish is granted, he gets to see what the world would
     be like if everyday were Christmas! The video stars Maya Angelou,
     Charles Durning and Harvey Fierstein.

   - Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
     It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, and everyone is joining in the
     excitement -- until a question from Oscar throws Big Bird into a
     tailspin.  "How does a guy like Santa Claus, who's built like a dump
     truck, come down all those skinny little chimneys?" Oscar asks.
     Suddenly, Big Bird is worried that if he can't answer the question,
     there won't be any presents on Christmas! With the help of all his
     Sesame Street friends, Big Bird attempts to solve the mystery in this
     Sesame Street holiday classic.

Each DVD has an approximate running time of 60 minutes, for a total of three hours of Sesame Street holiday fun viewing.

Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organization making a meaningful difference in children's lives around the world. Founded in 1968, the Workshop changed television forever with the legendary Sesame Street. Today, the Workshop continues to innovate on behalf of children in 120 countries, using its proprietary research methodology to ensure its programs and products are engaging and enriching. Sesame Workshop is behind award- winning programs like Dragon Tales and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, and groundbreaking multi-media productions in South Africa, Egypt and Russia. These are among many Workshop endeavors recognized for their deep understanding of children's developmental needs and the most effective ways to address them. As a non-profit, Sesame Workshop puts the proceeds it receives from sales of Sesame Street, Dragon Tales and Sagwa products right back into its educational projects for children around the world. Find the Workshop online at

Sony Wonder is the children's and family division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.


SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

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