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A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mix of religious satire and old-timey holiday-special charm.

Movie NR 2008 43 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Too sacriligous for the devout

Sadly, instead of being funny in a clean way, based on the sensitive subject mattter, the Colbert Christmas farce is for those who either are irreligous or of a religion other than Christian.

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Combining an eclectic mix of musicians singing truly catchy comic tunes with the hokey vibe of classic TV Christmas specials, this is sure to be a hit with the "Colbert Nation" fan base and beyond. The best song in the mix comes from Feist, whose angelic voice fits the part. Stewart struggles vocally with his Hanukkah song, but his comic timing makes up for it. Legend could use some acting lessons, but his song about nutmeg expertly combines the bawdy and ridiculous.

Sometimes the religious satire comes close to going over the line -- and it will be way over the line for some -- but with Colbert in character as an ultra-conservative narcisist, it'd be hard to know whom to blame for any offense he may have caused.

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