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John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

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Um Natal com Os Marretas e John Denver  »

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Quotes

John Denver: The mosquitoes aren't bad.
Kermit the Frog: Aren't bad? They're delicious.
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Referenced in Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) See more »

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A Baby Just Like You
Written by John Denver and Joe Henry
Performed by John Denver
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16 December 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This 1979 special has John Denver and his not-quite-mop/not-quite-puppet friends sing a selection of Xmas songs amid a series of brief sketches. It's mostly musical, with a thin story stringing the songs together, but it works for the most part. The only bit I found to be boring was the long toy soldier segment. John Denver, despite hardly being hip with the kiddies of any generation, has a gentle voice and brings a cozy warmth to the show. He also seems to be genuinely find his interaction with the Muppets to be funny.

It's never been aired again since 1979 and never been released on any home video format, but the soundtrack album has remained popular over the years. If you can find an old recording of the show then it is worth adding to your Muppet/Christmas special list.


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