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Sesame Street
Holiday at Hooper's
Air date December 17, 2020 (HBO Max)
December 6, 2021 (PBS)
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Directed by Kimmy Gatewood
Production March 5, 2020[1]
Sponsors H, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Prairie Dawn sets up today's theme of holidays. Grover likes to celebrate "Wear a Bunny Slipper on Your Head Day."
(First: Episode 4907)
Insert The cast sings "Holiday Lights." (lifted from Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, with video and audio changes)

SCENE 1 It's Christmas Eve and Elmo and Baby Bear are hanging out at Hooper's Store while their parents' band is performing a holiday concert. Ernie greets them on his way out of the store, followed by Mr. Johnson, whom Grover tries to help by carrying his groceries (the opposite way of his home). Inside the store, Oscar complains that his Crankymas ornaments aren't busted and derides anyone from wishing him a happy holiday on the way out. The store's shelves are virtually empty because of the holiday rush. Elmo is especially eager for tonight's visit from Santa Claus.

SCENE 1 cont'd Alan gets a call on the store phone from Louie, saying both families are caught in traffic from the incoming snowstorm; Elmo and Baby Bear will have to stay at Hooper's until they can get home. Elmo is disappointed, as he had big plans to celebrate tonight, while Baby Bear finds the store not very festive-looking. Nina comes in from locking up elsewhere. She and Alan remind the two that the holidays are about being with loved ones and provide them with some crafty supplies so they can all make Hooper's look great for the holiday season.


SCENE 1 cont'd As they sing "Deck the Halls," Elmo, Baby Bear, and Nina create various decorations honoring all the winter holidays, including turning the store's ladder into a makeshift Christmas tree. Alan has taken the few food items left in stock to make potato latkes with peach sauce. Soon after, Mama and Papa Bear, and Mae and Louie finally return from the concert, impressed that their kids were able to create a festive environment all by themselves. In celebration, everyone sings "Jingle Bells." Outside, Oscar puts the finishing touches on his Crankymas tree.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Emma and Jacob are making their own decorations for Three Kings Day and fashion a third crown out of tin foil.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, H, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4526)
Film H is for Holiday: Kids talk about the many different holidays they celebrate.
(First: Episode 4907)
Muppets Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and company perform a unique version of "Jingle Bells." (edited)
SCENE 2 Gabrielle and Elmo exchange gifts in honor of Kwanzaa, which Gabrielle celebrates. Elmo then hears the next song coming on...
Muppets Cookie Monster sings a cookie-themed edition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 12.
(First: Episode 5006)
Muppets Elmo's World (Monster Edition): Winter Holidays
SCENE 3 Elmo, Baby Bear, and their families recap the events of today and wish the viewer a happy holiday.


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