Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special [DVD]

  • SKU: 21670277
  • Release Date: 10/06/2015
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary
  • Featurette
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


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. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Reubens - Pee-Wee Herman
  • Annette Funicello
  • Frankie Avalon
  • Grace Jones
  • Charo



Overall customer rating

4.7
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fav xmas special

    Posted
    50sjayne

    Ok--don't think the professional reviewer here actually watched it. The secret word is Year. Not Happy New Year.... It is a star studded cast, I will also include Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Bob and Epatha Merkerson as the mail lady. He wasn't expecting his presents from his friends, the fruitcakes were actually ok as he was building a new wing with them to the playhouse. Santa couldn't take all the childrens presents around because there was so much for him, so he gives them all up--yes All of them ;-) This is is in the top 3 of my favorite Christmas movies/ shows. We've had this on vhs (taped off of tv) for forever, it is nice to have a beautiful copy of it on dvd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Christmas Show !

    Posted
    Patrick
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    Christmas just wouldn't feel the same if we didn't watch this during the holiday. Constructed as a "Kiddie Show", yet, it has a lot of hidden humor for adults as well. It's nice to finally have it on blu ray. It far surpasses the DVD release as far as clarity, Color and sound. Many famous guest stars on this show as well. Quite of few of them are no longer alive. Definitely worth purchasing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very quick shipping

    Posted
    dbackus
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    very quick shipping and at Christmas. Pricing was the best on the internet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PeeWee play house Christmas special

    Posted
    Past12midnight
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    I remember this from my childhood and I can share it with my kids

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fruitcake galore and press on toe nails

    Posted
    Phoebe
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    Christmas and Chanukah 1988 extravaganza that includes a special surprise visit from Santa Claus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    find this in A BEST BUY STORE?

    Posted
    redindy

    This is Not For Kids only.Charo is so funny in this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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