Stephen Colbert to host Christmas special

The fall season has only just begun, but we're already seeing holiday decorations in all of the stores--and it looks like Stephen Colbert, a devout Catholic, is getting in on the early action with today's very special announcement.

The Colbert Report's bitingly funny helmsman will be hosting his very own 2008 Christmas special, airing November 23 on Comedy Central and hitting the DVD shelf on November 25. staff know what we'll be stuffing in each other's stockings this December!

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All will feature musical stylings by Colbert and special guests including John Legend, Elvis Costello, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Feist, and The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. Our Jewish friends will be represented by Stewart, who'll join Colbert on a song called "Hanukkah," and pot smokers will be stoked to hear Colbert and Nelson sing a tune called "Little Dealer Boy."

Daily Show executive producer David Javerbaum partnered with Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger to pen the majority of the featured songs. Part of the proceeds from DVD sales will go to Feeding America, a charity dedicated to feeding America.

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