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Stephen Colbert just released the most depressing Christmas special

Stephen Colbert got a rude awakening from Santa.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Dec 14, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 9:36 am CDT

Christmas Time is here, but Stephen Colbert isn’t feeling any happiness and cheer.

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He’s so glum about the election more than a month after it ended that he’s now embodying A Charlie Brown Christmas’ titular character in full animation mode to mope. Only this time, an old friend who encounters him on a bridge can’t help him out: Santa, who’s an American, voted for Donald Trump too, because it’s all the Donald wanted for Christmas—and he’s really counting on the coal industry being saved.

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Good grief.

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*First Published: Dec 14, 2016, 11:36 am CST