November 25, 2016 01:28 PM


The big and the little man in red have united for your entertainment.

Speaking to PEOPLE Now from the set of the upcoming Once Upon a Sesame Christmas special, Santa Claus (Jim Gaffigan) and Elmo dished on their behind-the-scenes chemistry.

“Elmo is all about kindness and that’s what Santa looks for,” Gaffigan said, in an especially jolly accent.

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He added, “Elmo is adorable. Not at all [high maintenance]. You know, Elmo, there are people that are bright and honest and friendly — he’s like a monster version of Jimmy Fallon, always there, always a warm, cuddly, friendly face.”

Returning the compliment, Elmo said of his costar, “He’s just really friendly and he laughs a lot.”

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Other revelations? According to Gaffigan, Santa digs “Apple Bottom Jeans” by Flo Rida (it’s the “boots with the fur” bit), and he’s been checking out PEOPLE Now’s Jeremy Parsons’ search history.

“Naughty, naughty.”

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