Muppets doing kung-fu-esque karate stuff? Oooooh, hot take: Muppets Kill Bill. Re-watch this one until the remake comes to Disney+. All the Muppets start piling into Claire’s apartment. 2008. A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Muppet dvd - Letters to Santa. Rizzo the Rat voiced by Steve Whitmire and 1 other. This movie shows a side of The Nutcracker we've never seen before. Kermit the Frog voiced by Steve Whitmire. The sequels, The Mrs. They start singing “It’s All About Heart.”. J: There’s Lew Zealand! S: Oh! I want more Lew Zealand! J: The Muppets do like giving their antagonists obvious last names, like… Dominic Badguy. It's nice that A Charlie Brown Christmas gives kids permission to feel a little melancholy — and then gives them the spirit to keep going. There is a long lull of silence, presumably Julia is giving Stephen a look. It is not… it’s good… this is a different song! J: Well, that was A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. J: He is in the hallway! Just out of curiosity, with your gut, who do you think it is? J: They should’ve used this song, “Delivering Christmas,” to rally people to support the post office earlier this year. Runtime. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less . Gonzo’s going skiing in Hawaii, Fozzie’s doing a comedy tour, I’m assuming Kermit’s going to the swamp – no! S: So he comes to the Muppets to tell lies, then he leaves. Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher. A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa. Take a look at our favorites here. J: Okay, so Gonzo is singing a nice, heartfelt song about wanting to be Santa Claus – I think it’s super sweet, I’ve learned other people don’t love this song, I do, y’know, it’s a nice song – I don’t think Lew Zealand would fit the vibe. S: It’s weird that Rizzo and Pepe are in these roles. Be well. I like all the costumes. Score: 7 out of 10. (Yes, even before the movie White Christmas!) S: Like where’s Rowlf then? I know what Beaker’s getting into. (Doesn't Kermit look great in a Christmas sweater?) Fans of The Snowy Day picture book — and who isn't? I guess we’ll probably be back next year for, I don’t know, The Great Santa Claus Switch? Here’s all I’m saying, Gonzo’s all “I want to be alone” and everyone’s like “Oh Gonzo” and then Lew Zealand pops up! And that that was worked into Gonzo’s backstory in this forty-five minute Christmas special?? J: Maybe in the Muppet universe there’s a system to chucking the mail everywhere. He’s got a bunch of frog cousins and other folks back home. At this point Julia accidentally unplugs the microphone and there’s some rushing to replug and rewind everything. S: Lew Zealand is maybe the best Muppet. J: I don’t remember this actor’s name, but that’s Mr. Dursley in Harry Potter. J: [still feeling this opening number] Paul Williams wrote the music for this movie. J: Would it be, like, Denise from The Muppets sitcom? S: It feels dangerous to have someone like Big Mean Carl in the mail room. Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo go back to the post office, but it’s closed for Christmas. Similar to Arthur Christmas, this series of short, 22-minute adventures goes behind-the-scenes with an elite squadron of elves as they prepare for Santa's arrival and maintain the security of the North Pole. Arnold Schwarzenegger has defeated Predators. This hourlong special combines some of the best things you can put into a holiday movie: Jim Henson puppets (including a Kermit narrator), a Gift of the Magi-like story and, of course, singing woodland creatures. Production year. Frosty isn't the only snowman that's ever come to life. S: That was a really fast change of heart. I accept that Rizzo is the side assist to Gonzo when Gonzo’s not crewed up in the main Muppet squad, but I’m surprised there’s not more of the main Muppet squad happening. The Bells of Fraggle Rock? It just isn't the Christmas season until you watch a Rankin/Bass stop-motion holiday special — and, luckily, there's quite a few of them. I’ve seen the other movie with Beaker. J: I am sure that chimpanzee has a name, and I will be completely honest, I don’t know off the top of my head. I think the songs are beautiful. Frank Meanie. J: I think this was during the time when they were still working Rowlf back into productions, cause they retired Rowlf for a good amount of time after Jim’s passing. They’re all neighbors in the same building. J: Wait, I’m so lost in your tangent right now, are you saying you wish there were more Gonzo stunts in this? J: Are you asking who is playing this lady or –. Or, in addition to wishing for a hot lady, you got to see ripped, shredded Beaker. Instead of focusing on that, Stephen focuses on, like, the four Muppets milling about in the background. They’re back in the apartment’s hallway. But nothing — absolutely nothing — will get you in a festive mood faster than watching a good Christmas movie. Not a huge plot to follow and is fun to have on in the background. J: I’m pretty sure he’s in the closing number. I also think exploring Gonzo’s time designing and also being the participant in numerous death defying stunts, like, think of Muppets Jackass, but it’s all Gonzo! Afterwards, he went on to serve as the resident piano player on The Muppet Show. Just like in the the 1934 version, storybook characters like Mother Goose, Tom Piper and Little Boy Blue get mixed up in nursery-rhyme antics that end in a march of toy soldiers that puts any Nutcracker display to shame. It’s horrible for everyone. That doesn’t seem doable. HARRY has been left heartbroken by the situation with his family after moving to the US, says pal Tom Bradby. J: Were you just sitting silently waiting for me to announce who it was? J: – and now she’s working for Santa, it’s very unclear. In the very back row! And then all the other Muppets are like, “Wait, Gonzo, what are you doing – ”. J: But Santa was already gone so there wouldn’t have been any point? J: Yeah, so, Uma Thurman’s character is kind of my least favorite part of this, cause first she works at the airport –. S: He’s probably gone postal a number of times. S: I kind of feel like his life was destined for the naughty list considering that his last name is Meanie. Why don’t they have a Muppet mailman? The Muppets are back in that hallway again. Cause it is someone you know and she’s pretty famous. They have a Muppet Newsman. S: I thought you were just transcribing this, you don’t have to say all this! J: I don’t know if the postal service was delivering to space back in the early 2000’s. Celebrate the season with all your favorite Muppets in this heartwarming and hilarious holiday movie. Cause they drove to Los Angeles, and one would think they’d live in LA for a while. Netflix's big holiday movie last year was this beautifully animated feature about a postal worker who befriends a lonely toymaker. S: I’m pretty sure the Muppets choose their own costumes. Miss Piggy voiced by Eric Jacobson. It was shot in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan. If your kids are Muppet fans and want to see something in addition to their version of A Christmas Carol (more on that in a bit), It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie does a Muppety take on It's a Wonderful Life instead. J: See, Gonzo kind of messes everything up. Muppets arrive at the airport. I just asked what “The Muppets’ Stocking Stuffer Smorgasbord” is and haven’t gotten an answer! S: I thought it was fine. J: You’re saying the Muppets should recreate all of the classic Disney movies? And since the movie is about an 8-year-old girl nursing a wounded Prancer back to health and returning the animal to Santa, it has a good message about being giving and caring during the holidays. He’s gone. Stay safe. S: [very suddenly] So that’s Timon! S: Yeah, he didn’t look super happy then. When the questions start to creep in, put them to rest with this classic, which urges even the toughest skeptics to believe. S: How come Rowlf isn’t part of the orig crew? J: Spoiler alert: the whole opening song is going to be about delivering Christmas mail, so… you might not be wrong. I dunno, it’s a short little thing. What follows is a (condensed) transcript of their conversation during their viewing. In this one Rizzo and Pepe are there, but Fozzie and Kermit are essentially teaming up with Gonzo. (Hmm ... wonder what happens next.) J: It is weird that the Muppets all live in an apartment building together, but then they do have just two random neighbors who are humans. Then the rest could have been like, “Gonzo! They live in the same building. S: Is this the same house that was used in Home Alone 2? Stephen refuses to guess and sits in silence for ten seconds. Everybody knows Santa is a magical, all-powerful being, but nobody really thinks about what it actually takes to do his job. S: That feels bad for Camilla, who is in line with him. Go behind the story of the timeless Christmas carol with this half-hour special, about a boy who meets the Wise Men on the way to Bethlehem. Or you can opt for a newer film, like Netflix's Klaus, which came close to winning an Oscar last year for Best Animated Feature. That’s why he’s so great! Your favorite elf Rowlf! S: I’m aware of what he do! Gremlins is like Die Hard for children — an action/adventure that takes place around the holiday season, so you can use that as an excuse to re-watch it every year even though it's only tangentially related to Christmas. Walt Disney Pictures. Before A Christmas Carol, Zemeckis's The Polar Express used innovative motion-capture animation to really make it feel like Tom Hanks has been transported into the beloved Chris Van Allsburg book. More Floyd! But I guess we’ll see. In many parts of the country, it's a tradition to watch this on Thanksgiving, so it's not only one of the best Christmas movies, it's one of the first Christmas movies of the season. J: Because they’re the Muppets and everyone loves them! Those are our takes on A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. Bradby was a guest at Harry and Meghan’s 2018 wedding and … Kermit is Tony, Miss Piggy is Edie Falco’s character, somebody is the therapist, but I’m trying to figure out who Kermit would have an affair with on the side. J: Every Muppet production is a standalone story. And so you’re alone, but also you’ve got some fish boomerangs! S: Makes sense. S: I feel like this song doesn’t know what song it wants to be. When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole. Or a contract termination with Bunsen since all Bunsen does is hurt him? And even in Muppets From Space it was Gonzo’s story with all the Muppets around him. S: There was a little girl just now writing a letter, and Klaus is about a mailman that delivers kids’ letters to Santa. Spoiler alert: they completely forget to check it out. S: Why don’t you go on to explain your defense of this movie! The gist of the song is: no Rowlf! But the experience does teach him to appreciate being with his family during the holidays, which is something we all need to be reminded of once in a while. S: I still don’t understand how the Muppets were allowed to sing and dance their way into the mail sorting room at the post office. It gets more hate than I wish it would. So it's worth a re-watch. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. J: Lew must have an amazing fish hook up. However, the Muppets soon realize that the … Y’know, what if God was one of us, just a taxi driver fleecing us for $85. How was it inside?” And Gonzo would have said, “There’s no Santa! !Requested By: Connace The VHS Collector, LionsgateAtomsBDGuy, & Ebenezer TheMovieManList In order1. Christmas isn't always jolly for everyone 100% of the time, and we've all had Christmases that just didn't go our way. His inventive granddaughter goes on an adventure to get it back. Kermit could be the stalker in the house with the knife! J: They’re made of felt and stuffing, Stephen. Less Bloomberg! J: I mean, sure, he was Timon, but he’s maybe more well known for the work he’s done on Broadway. The North Pole has never looked so beautiful, either. Disney has started to drench the market with Muppets, including “A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa,” a special being shown Wednesday on NBC. This movie isn't strictly a Christmas movie — it covers all of holidays over the course of a year — but it does have the first film version of the song "White Christmas." And uh, celebrate Christmas. J: I love all of the sweaters and scarfs that the Muppets wear in this movie. This is a song about how the greatness of Christmas is about spending it with the people that you love. J: He’s probably got chickens all across the country. On December 14 th, 2020, Julia Gaskill and her boyfriend, Stephen, watched A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.Julia has gone on record multiple times in ToughPigs articles about how much she loves this special.Stephen had never seen it and knew nothing about it except his girlfriend’s defensive rants, and just knew he really wanted to see Lew Zealand. They have a Muppet janitor. Directors. I couldn’t tell! On December 14th, 2020, Julia Gaskill and her boyfriend, Stephen, watched A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. By now, there are lots of different movies about our favorite three-decker toadstool and sauerkraut sandwich (including one that stars Jim Carrey), but our hearts grow three sizes whenever we see the gorgeous Chuck Jones animation in this '60s special. RELATED: Disney Is Rebooting 'Home Alone' for Its Disney+ Streaming Service, and Fans Aren't Having It. While there, the Muppets mistakenly intercept three letters sent by children to Santa Claus. But Jingle All the Way knows that he's still no match for the mob who wants to buy the hottest toy of the year on Christmas Eve. Imagine it! Not enough diversity of Muppets. S: I feel like it seems out of character for any New Yorker to have that reaction to rats. He’s just got that peak sort of… Muppet uniqueness. The songs were written by Paul Williams, who has contributed some of the best Muppet songs (including "Rainbow Connection"). Wear a mask. They did that in honor of Jim since that was his first Muppet. S: Whose name is “Explode-y Muppet” for all the Muppet fans listening! If your kids find it charming, there's a sequel: The Magic Snowflake. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. It’d be amazing! J: But ripped, shredded Beaker doesn’t live in our world, he was in Kermit’s It’s a Wonderful Life other world, so Beaker doesn’t even know that he has the potential to be ripped and shredded! 60 minutes. Just so we can say that you were in there, union rules or whatever.” Beauregard never gets a story. Muppet Wiki: Statler and Waldorf; Disney Wiki: Statler and Waldorf; This article about a character from either a Christmas movie, television episodic series or special with a Christmas theme is a stub. Opening credits finish, the movie’s story begins. J: It’s okay, I can make you listen to the song later, it’s on my iPhone. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Is Lew Zealand going to be in the hallway? [big deep “here we go” breath] Hello! Rating. I feel like… yes? So I dig it. It looks like a Norman Rockwell version of Christmas, but Ralphie and his family find as many ways to ruin the holidays as celebrate them — something we can all relate to. J: So this is setting up the crux of the movie, that Gonzo’s got this neighbor kid’s letter to Santa and they’re gonna try to figure out how to get it to Santa. I think the power of Beaker… I don’t think Beaker gets to the gym because he’s so traumatized by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew so repeatedly. I think a lot of what I like about this movie is the aesthetic. (Toy Story 4 took home the prize.) Pepe admits that he lied about not believing in Santa and also wrote a letter. It always comes back to the hallway! J: I also love this number cause we don’t get Fozzie and Gonzo paired up very often. The special follows the Muppet friends as they try to re-deliver lost letters to Santa. J: Okay, we’re back, let me take this back a little…. Spine may show signs of wear. What do you know about this special? Could he then have been thrown out the door by Paul Williams?? Even better sequence! Mrs. Bitterman. This is another great Muppets movie and is full of holiday cheer. Muppets are kicked out of the post office and head back to their apartment. (Take note: This film will stream exclusively on AppleTV+ this year starting December 4 — and will be free to watch December 11-13.). The Muppets begin singing about Christmas and their mail. J: She was already established in one of the previous movies we watched. The program opens with the Muppets waiting in line at the post office to mail their Christmas cards. Songs by Danny Elfman, especially "What's This?" A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is an NBC television special, produced by The Muppets Studiostarring The Muppets. After this movie was released in its native France, it won the Annecy International Animation Festival's prestigious UNICEF award, which honors animators who focus on children's rights. This movie, about a divorced dad who unexpectedly has to become the next Santa, is great for those with questions about the inner workings of the North Pole. J: The Internet definitely lied to me, cause it said the run time was an hour and twenty minutes, and I believe we finished in under an hour. If anything, it’s like a combination of Piggy and Uncle Deadly. RELATED: 25 Animated Christmas Movies That Are Too Cute to Resist. For those who want to see more of the Grinch, this movie — from the studio that brought us the Minions — offers a feature-length glimpse of his life. Michael Caine stars as Scrooge in this Muppet adaptation of A Christmas Carol. J: This is one of the gags that I don’t super love in this film. Great for the family. The Muppets Sopranos: a relaunch! S: It’s not the same. And y’know, it’s a fluffy piece, but at the same time it has more of a Christmas feel. J: No, they were talking in line about how they’re all going to different places. J: Also, I love all the music in this movie. Oh! It’s STILL A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, ToughPigs Art: Muppet Holidays with Jamie Badminton, 50 Years Later: The Unquestionable Legacy of The Great Santa Claus Switch, VIDEO REVIEW: 2020 Muppet Hallmark Ornaments. S: I think that Beaker knows. NO COPYRIGHT IS NEEDED!! S: I can make up Muppet names left and right. The franchise's main work is The Muppet Show, a syndicated television series which ran from 1976 to 1981.The franchise includes eight feature films, and other television series. Piggy is the Bride, Kermit is Bill so you don’t really see him in this one, Fozzie is Bud –. She’s probably met those rats before. No Lew Zealand! This international film, originally done in French, is about Santa's need to find someone to take over after he retires (which, by the way, he doesn't want to do). Gonzo voiced by Dave Goelz. Mariah Carey does the voice of this movie's main character, a little girl who wants a puppy for Christmas, but it's really worth watching to get your kids as into the song as you are. Gather the kids, pop the popcorn and play one of the best Christmas movies for kids every family movie night from now until the big day. We love you. It was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD in 2008. As you can imagine based on the title, the Muppets have to take letters to the North Pole and that doesn't go quite as planned. There’s a decent chance that we aren’t going to have a post office going forward. S: Is the hallway just going to be, like, joke sequences between other joke sequences? S: I’m just wheeling and dealing with my Muppet feelings right now! S: The ability of the Muppets to survive the fall off of the wing of an airplane is impressive. J: But then they wouldn’t have gotten that mean Nathan Lane TSA agent off of the naughty list. You’ve heard all of my immediate thoughts. The Muppets have gone inside of the post office, still singing. J: I like all the Christmas decorations in this scene too. Verified Purchase. I want more Rowlf! This year we are doing A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, which I like more than a lot of people with ToughPigs, so this one’s gonna be an interesting watch. Fozzie Bear voiced by Eric Jacobson. When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole. S: I think that any keen eyed observer of the Muppets would know that Zoot is Jewish. Gonzo rallies Kermit and Fozzie to go with him to the North Pole. Free on Netflix. Could Gonzo have been vaulted into the chimney of Santa’s mansion and broken in that way? He first appeared in 1962 in a series of commercials for Purina Dog Chow, but later reached national stardom as Jimmy Dean's sidekick on The Jimmy Dean Show from 1963 to 1966. Click here to have a hot take about Lew Zealand on the ToughPigs forum! Use this as a reminder to get your shopping done early. Beaker wishes for a hot lady with Bunsen’s wishing invention. Fans of the Tchaikovsky classic can watch the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production, which features designs and costumes by Where the Wild Things Are's Maurice Sendak. Comedy duo Laurel and Hardy are a riot as bumbling toymaker apprentices. Lew Zealand is hanging a fish ornament on the tree. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself watching this one even if your kids aren't around — it's so funny, it's easy to forget that it's only rated PG. What are your takeaway thoughts, Stephen? J: Klaus is a very good movie on Netflix. S: I like Pepe in the Weezer music video. Cause, I mean, Muppets Take Manhattan came after The Muppet Movie, and in that one they’re trying to break out on Broadway. Lots of dancing is happening in the post office. Claire’s mom screams when seeing some Muppet rats enter the apartment. Later, Claire, a young girl who lives in the same building as the Muppets, is disappointed when Gonzo reveals that the Muppets will not be around for Christmas as they are all going on vacation. Since I had a son, and many neices and nephews, I ended up watching a lot of shows with them and always loved the muppets the most. S: Where does this fall in the Muppet timeline? J: And with that. I don’t super love Uma Thurman’s character, and there are a couple jokes that don’t land for me. Clause and The Escape Clause, are also on Disney+. Along the way, they discover that Christmas is the time to be with those you care about most, as they dash home to make a friend's Christmas wish come true. J: This film might be shorter than what the Internet told me. I couldn’t even recognize the other guy and I’ve watched The Flash more recently than I’ve watched whatever movies Uma Thurman is in. S: I wish there had been a little more continuity between this and Very Merry Muppet Christmas. Gonzo realizes he has several letters to Santa in his backpack, including Claire’s. I think the writing is a lot better than It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and those two always get lumped together cause they came out in that chunk of time where there were no full length Muppet films. Stephen: [reading a selection on the title menu] What’s “The Muppets’ Stocking Stuffer Smorgasbord”? Original songs come courtesy of John Legend, Philip Lawrence and Davy Nathan, and one is performed by Usher. J: No, I’m not going back for Paul Williams! J: I mean, I wrote a piece for ToughPigs that I will probably link RIGHT NOW so people can read if they want to understand why I like this film. Opening up a toy advent calendar door every day is exciting. S: It seems interesting that we just watched Klaus last night, which is also about letters to Santa. J: – which he should have expected that would happen since they are the Muppets. The end!” [laughs] No, there’s just like 20 minutes left. I’m just saying. As he visits the townspeople and asks them about their family customs, kids will be reminded of their own cherished traditions. The Muppets all show up at Claire’s apartment. Other nations have their own variations, such as Father Christmas in England and Sinterklaas in the Netherlands.. Santa has appeared in several Muppet/Sesame Street specials over the years, portrayed by different human actors and occasionally depicted as a Muppet. Rudolph usually gets all the glory, so it's nice to see one of the other reindeer get the spotlight for a change. Kids might not grasp all the nuances of George Bailey's embezzlement predicament, but they do understand the themes of being grateful for what's important to you in life. J: That turkey is carrying a turkey dinner. If you like the look of motion-capture animation, in this film Robert Zemeckis — who directed the Back to the Future movies— uses the innovative technology on Jim Carrey, who takes on multiple roles in the Dickens classic. The A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Cast. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and/or wonderful holiday season. J: Y’know, they need ambience Muppets, Muppets doing busy work in the background, and Beau’s good at that! But for kids, the best Ebenezer Scrooge is the Scrooge they already know — Scrooge McDuck — who does a fine job inhabiting the role of the famous miser in this kid-friendly abridged version of Dickens' tale. Gonzo has flipped a lever and now everything’s going crazy in the post office. J: He did not play Timon on Broadway, that was Max Casella, who was in the film version of Newsies, but then wasn’t in the stage production of Newsies. Dec 22, 2012 The Muppets are back for another holiday special in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. [beat] And that’s it. It’s like, “Hey Beauregard, you wanna just do some sweeping in the back of this shot? I won't spoil anything but, it's a happy ending. J: I don’t know how on board Disney would be with a Kill Bill adaptation. He doesn’t come back. I think it’s going to be revealed him and Piggy are taking a trip together. Oops. (Or a whole marathon of them.) This is Julia Gaskill, and I’m back with my maybe reluctant boyfriend to do another commentary on a Muppet Christmas special that he’s never seen before. J: That’s a solid question. The Muppets find out that Santa has already left and they don’t know what to do next. Who wouldn't want a Mogwai under their tree? S: Oh it would’ve been great! Baking Christmas cookies is fun. Kirk Thatcher. Stephen had never seen it and knew nothing about it except his girlfriend’s defensive rants, and just knew he really wanted to see Lew Zealand. Plus Rowlf is here!”. Summary: On Christmas Eve the Muppets mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus in the North Pole--leaving three Christmas wishes at stake. They spend the entire film disbelieving in Santa, and now they’re not acknowledging how wrong they were. S: What if following the Disney live action remake movies, hot take, Disney’s Muppets: The Lion King. Stumped? J: [starts talking over Stephen’s ramblings] All right, on that note, I’m gonna close us out. I like this whole ending scene, I think it’s so pretty. When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, the Muppets deliver them to the North Pole. Shipping and handling. Camilla voiced by Matt Vogel. I’m fairly certain that Muppet productions are notorious for cutting out the finest songs from their Christmas movies. J: I love this song so much. Jesse L. Martin was happy to invite them back and ask if they wanted to help, but it was only until they messed everything up –. And Lew just gave her some fish! J: No, but we are going to see Muppets as mailmen shortly. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a good one to start with because as Rudolph teams up with a group of misfit toys, it teaches kids to be accepting of their differences. Hot take! J: She’s probably seen bigger ones in the subway. Those things! S: That’s what I thought! Join Peter as he crunches through the snow on a walk to bring Christmas Eve dinner to his grandmother's house. But I didn’t want to be wrong! Watch out for the Winter Warlock! It’s been a lot of – y’know, in the previous feature films Gonzo was with Rizzo and was more of a storyteller or sidekick of the human lead, and everyone else was playing a role. And Kermit’s calling, but they don’t know where! With Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson. The Muppets hold onto the outside of the North Pole airplane and then plummet to the ground. Do you remember who she played? For those who need a little dose of Halloween to cut through the Christmas treacle, this stop-motion movie from the mind of Tim Burton shows what happens when vampires, skeletons and witches take over the Christmas season. A Christmas Story is simultaneously very nostalgic and completely unromantic about the holidays. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree? Some penguins are there speaking in midwestern accents. Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2012. S: Is Lew Zealand going to be in this movie? Gonzo’s like “I just need to be alone”, he walks over, and what’s that? A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is a 2008 NBC television special directed by Kirk R. Thatcher featuring The Muppets in a Christmas mission to personally deliver three letters to Santa Claus, accidentally diverted by Gonzo, to the North Pole.The special, shot in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD. Crazy Harry pops up in the apartment’s hallway. Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane and other sensational guest stars join our fuzzy friends on a wild and wacky Christmas adventure full of side-splitting laughs and memorable music. J: Y’know, it’s a made for TV special, they can’t linger on things very long. S: This is a perfect scene for Lew Zealand! It's great for kids who got really into Trolls: World Tour this spring. Unlike other Muppet holiday specials, The Muppet Christmas Carol is feature-length, so it's better for kids who have a longer attention span. J: His family in the swamp! 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