Season 1 (2005) December

# First aired "The Wørd" Studio guest Introductory phrase Prod#
24 December 1 Spectacle Richard Clarke "Apply Truth liberally to the inflamed area." 124
Rick Springfield helps Stephen with the lyrics to Jesse's Girl; Stephen places a breast implant on his bookshelf to acknowledge the work of cosmetic surgeons.

25 December 5 XMas Maureen Dowd "Get ready to make a difference... by watching TV." 125
Stage manager Bobby moves one step closer to being fired for displaying the wrong graphic during a segment; Stephen confers the Colbert Nation Citizen Award upon Luis Soto for escaping from prison, supposedly because of Stephen's suggestion during the November 8 "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger."

26 December 6 Backsies Anderson Cooper "Move over Oprah, tonight, every member of my audience receives a priceless gift: The Truth!" 126
Part seven of "Better Know a District" with Rep. Jim Moran (D) of Virginia's 8th District.

27 December 7 Hell, No! Craig Crawford "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... but just for the next half-hour." 127
Stephen launches a "Campaign Against Humbuggery"; bears once again top the "Threat Down," followed by happy Germans, crop circles, the 9/11 Commission, wasps, popes, and threats.

28 December 8 Satisfied? Peggy Noonan "Don't touch that dial, and if your TV has a dial... go get a new TV." 128
First appearance of "Movies That Are Destroying America" Holiday Christmas Edition. Reviews included The Family Stone, Brokeback Mountain, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

29 December 12 Belly Achin' Harry Smith "Forgive me, Father, for I have Truthed." 129
Stephen reviews the history of various Christmas traditions. Plus, new editions of "Un-American News" and "The In-Box."

30 December 13 Lombardi Bob Costas "Get some ice; I've pulled my groin... my enormous groin." 130
A Colbert Report Special Report: The De-Ballification of the American Sportscape; Stephen awards the report the Omnisport Award for Excellence in Everything.

31 December 14 Travolta Dermot Mulroney "Let's make this quick, our Christmas party is tonight." 131
Another "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger"; Stephen puts the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on notice; Stephen explains the gifts that will be going in the stockings on his mantle, with The Heroes receiving an IOU for one Xbox 360 they will share collectively and the Blame America First crowd receiving Stephen's latest fragrance, Scorn.

32 December 15 Jetpack Mark Cuban "Children, get nestled all snug in your beds, while visions of Truth dance in your heads." 132
Part eight of "Better Know a District" with Rep. Major Owens (D) of New York's 11th District.