A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

TV Movie   |    |  Comedy, Family, Musical


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


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Directors:

Peter Harris , Eric Till

Writer:

Jerry Juhl

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10 July 2004 | happy_gurl_2003
Original TV version
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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).


Quotes

Statler: These two comics were made for each other.
Waldorf: Hm?
Statler: The snowman's ice cold, and the bear's not so hot!


Goofs

Gonzo and Animal are both shown wearing pajamas while hanging from hangers, but at one point during the caroling medley, Gonzo wears a purple suit and is with the other Muppets. Then after singing his verse, he is missing for the remainder of the carol sing.


Alternate Versions

In the latest video release, the following scenes were deleted:

  • A very funny joke scene between Fozzie and his snowman.
  • Rowlf playing the piano when he first arrives at the farm house.
  • Piggy singing "Home for the Holidays" when she's first brought to the farm house and slipping on the icy patch.
  • Statler and Waldorf's" I Heard the Bells on Christmas" song.
  • When the Muppets watch the film strip of themselves as the Muppet Babies, the cute scenes of them singing and the adults complimenting on it were cut and it goes right to Animal bursting through the screen.
  • Mrs. Bear putting up Fozzie's stocking, Fozzie says he's too old for that stuff, but doesn't want her to take it down.
  • During the medley at the end, Kermit and Piggy sing, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".


Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by
Thomas Oliphant
Performed by the Sesame Street Gang

Storyline

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Genres

Comedy | Family | Musical

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