Stephen Colbert’s hour-long ***musical!*** special, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, will air November 23rd, almost a month before the holiday. So we don’t think it’s too out of line to start pregaming for its impending Yuletidiness today. Witness a pre-WristStrong Colbert deliver a heartwarming fireside Christmas story on The Daily Show in ye olde 2000. The only things missing are that self-portrait painting and better production values!

John Legend, Elvis Costello,Toby Keith, and Feist will perform in the special, but we’re somehow most psyched about Colbert’s duets with Jon Stewart (“Hannukah”) and Willie Nelson (“Little Dealer Boy.”) Also, I’d like Doritos to create a chip just for the occasion. Thanks!