The star-studded holiday extravaganza based on the Saturday-morning television program is a holiday tradition for Laguna Art Museum. Amid an avalanche of stars, Pee-wee straps on his ice skates and glides into the holiday season with Christmas cards, carols… and Charo!
Join the whole Playhouse gang for one of the wackiest Christmas specials ever, with laughs for the whole family and all the imagination and charm of Saturday morning’s most outrageous TV series, which became a cultural milestone when it aired from 1986 to 1991. In this unique Emmy-nominated Christmas special, Pee-wee gets into the spirit of the season with lots of singing, dancing, and other holiday fun with his Playhouse pals, and more than a dozen celebrity guest stars as you’ve never seen them before. Everything’s going great, except Pee-wee’s Christmas wish list is so long that there won’t be enough presents for all the other kids in the world if he gets everything he wants! When Santa Claus pleads for help, Pee-wee reluctantly gets a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas. Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), and Miss Yvonne (Lynne Stewart) are joined by guest stars including Frankie Avalon, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Charo, Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Magic Johnson, Dinah Shore, Grace Jones, Oprah Winfrey, k.d. lang, Little Richard, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
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