CBS Presents: A New York Christmas to Remember at St. Paul the Apostle (2013)

Christmas Eve broadcast of lessons and carols at the landmark city church, featuring the puppetry of the late Jane Henson's "Nativity Story" accompanied by the biblical narration of Regis Philbin and musical performances by three choirs.


Leslie Wilson


Sean Keohane (based upon "The Nativity Story" play by)




Credited cast:
Regis Philbin ... Narrator
Gilbert Martinez Gilbert Martinez ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Dwyer Dave Dwyer ... Himself (voice)
Katy Franta Katy Franta ... Herself - speaker
Chris M. Green Chris M. Green ... Himself - Interviewee / St. Joseph Puppeteer
Cheryl Henson Cheryl Henson ... Herself - Interviewee
Heather Henson Heather Henson ... Herself - Interviewee / Angel Kite Flyer
Jane Henson ... Herself (archive footage)
Ulysses Jones Ulysses Jones ... King Herod Puppeteer
Sean Keohane Sean Keohane ... Himself - Interviewee
Amanda Maddock Amanda Maddock ... Herself - Interviewee / Cousin Elizabeth Puppeteer
Curtiss Lee Mitchell Curtiss Lee Mitchell ... Spirit Kite Flyer
Yoko Myoi Yoko Myoi ... Magus Caspar Puppeteer
Carmela Alamia Nelson Carmela Alamia Nelson ... Herself - speaker
Erin Orr Erin Orr ... Herself - Interviewee / Virgin Mary Puppeteer


The Paulist Priests host an evening of lessons and carols at their New York motherhouse by Lincoln Center, St. Paul the Apostle Church, featuring the church's own choir as well as the Fordham University Choir and the National Children's Chorus. Highlighted are puppetry vignettes from the late Jane Henson's "Nativity Story," enacting the biblical telling of the birth of Jesus with puppets created by the famed Jim Henson Creature Shop. Rounding out the televised CBS special are holiday reflections by parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle, interviews with some of Jane Henson's family members and artistic collaborators, and a high-flying "angel" kite performance under the cathedral's arched ceiling. Written by Anonymous

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24 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Beautiful. The puppets, music, production, and overall ambiance were all fantastic, beautiful.
14 December 2014 | by kwnyinSee all my reviews

Will A New York Christmas to Remember play on TV this year, 2014? I so want to see it again.

Will it be available on disc or TV?

I am writing this to find out if the show will play again this year on TV. It was so incredibly beautiful, I really must see it again. Please let me know when it is available in some form so that I may see and hear it again.

I loved everything about it, and especially the three choirs singing "Once in Royal David's City." OMG that was so beautiful.


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