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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

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When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. Written by Chad Burris

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Die Muppets feiern Weihnacht  »

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This is the second known Muppet production to feature The Muppets associated with all four of the major Muppet franchises - The Muppet Show (1976), Sesame Street (1969), Fraggle Rock (1983), and Muppet Babies (1984) (as puppets here) - the first being The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Fozzie introduces Kermit to his mother, he says that Kermit is his boss who gave him his big break. However, in the first Christmas when they are all babies, Fozzie is in the movie indicating they knew each other much earlier. See more »

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Oscar the Grouch: Hey everybody, quiet down! There's a bulletin on TV!
The Newsman: And now, for this news flash: the worst blizzard in 50 years is approaching us at a great rate. The Weather Service reports that barometers are falling sharply.
[a lot of wooden barometers crash on him]
The Newsman: Oh no! Whoa...
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Followed by The Muppets (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleigh Ride
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Written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Fozzie Bear and Snowman
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Original TV version
10 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is awesome! My mom taped it off the TV when I was about 2 years old and I started watching it when I was 4 and have loved it ever since! It is one of the funniest Christmas specials I have ever seen. I mean, who doesn't love that scene were Miss Piggy was coming up the steps and slips and all the characters yelled "Careful of the icy patch!" :D

That being said, I have read numerous comments on amazon.com that the new version that was on video and DVD has been cut. So needless to say, I think I will stick to my taped copy, even with the old Toys "R" Us commercials on it.

It is especially wonderful to see Mr. Jim Henson make an appearance at the end of it. I miss him so much! I mean if you watch the new movies and videos that the Muppets are in, you will notice Kermit's voice is different.

Anyways, I believe everyone should watch this wonderful holiday classic, but if you are thinking of buying it on DVD or video, DON'T! Stick to your taped-off-the-TV copy if you have one.


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