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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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Cast overview:
Mokey Fraggle (voice)
Karen Prell ...
Miss Piggy's Photographer (voice)
Doc (as Gerry Parks)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets feiern Weihnacht  »

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Jim Henson: in the kitchen just before the credits. See more »


While driving up to the farmhouse, the gear shift is in park. See more »


Snowman: But it's always cold at Christmas.
Fozzie Bear: Ah, Christmas. Time for Santa Claus and his eight prancing rein-bear.
Snowman: That's reindeer.
Fozzie Bear: No, that's SNOW, DARLING!
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Followed by The Jim Henson Hour (1989) See more »


Home for the Holidays
Written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman
Performed by Miss Piggy
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so much goodness
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Fozzie Bear drives the gang thru the snow for a surprise Christmas visit to his mom. Unbeknownst to him, she's flying to Malibu, California for the holidays and has rented the home to Doc and his dog Sprocket. She stays to host the growing group of visitors. They watch home films of Muppet Babies. The Sesame Street gang drops by. Kermit and his nephew Robin discover Fraggle Rock. Miss Piggy makes a grand entrance.

There is so much Jim Henson goodness in this one hour TV special. They've brought together so many of his children TV work. There are traditional songs and some reworked ones. It's simple muppet joy and there is something fun about the childhood simplicity.

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