The Making of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the top-secret creation of the Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things set!
'Twas the night before favorite things, and all through the studio...
Harpo crew members
Harpo "elves" hard are at work backstage, preparing to transform the set into Santa's workshop.
Winter wonderland
...And a chic winter wonderland.
Trees and garland
Trees, garlands and wreaths for both favorite things sets come together in one section of our studio.
Gumdrops are placed atop a gigantic gingerbread house.
Gingerbread house
The gingerbread house takes shape in its beginning stages.
Gingerbread house
Crews construct the gingerbread house's festive red door.
Giant gift box
The gold bow and gift top will cover up the top-secret, newly redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.
Harpo crew member
Crew members arrange all of Oprah's Favorite Things for top-secret photo shoots.
Dozens of perfectly wrapped presents make their way onto the set.
Harpo crew members
Crew members test the giant jack-in-a-box, which hides a huge surprise!
Sally Lou
Audience coordinator Sally Lou goes over all the details with skilled set designers.
Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things set
The crew makes last-minute, finishing touches before showtime. 
Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things set
Before the lucky audience takes their seats, there's one last walk-through to make sure everything's perfect!
Oprah's winter wonderland set
Then, the winter wonderland set comes together.
Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things gift bags
Gift bags are ready and waiting for unsuspecting audience members.
Harpo crew members
The hardworking Harpo "elves" who designed and constructed our festive toy workshop and chic winter wonderland gather on set.
Oprah with Santa and his elf.
Finally, it's showtime! Happy giving to all, and to all, a good night... 

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