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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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Die Muppets feiern Weihnacht  »

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Trivia

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

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When Fozie 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, Fozie is in the movie indicating they knew each other much earlier. See more »

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Kermit: Where is your partner?
Fozzie Bear: Outside.
Kermit: Outside? Fozzie it's too cold to go outside.
Fozzie Bear: It's not cold.
Kermit: It *is* cold!
Fozzie Bear: It's not cold.
Snowman: [entering the house] Can I come in and warm up?
Fozzie Bear: Okay, so it's cold.
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Follows The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) See more »

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Johnny Marks
Performed by Statler and Waldorf
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Brilliant
13 December 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

The Muppet gang are off to Fozzie's mother's house in the country for Christmas, she plans on going to Malibu and has already rented the house to Doc and Sprocket from Fraggle Rock, when Fozzie and his pals show up they decide to make it work. Meanwhile, Miss Piggy has been caught in a huge snowstorm and can't make it. I liked the crossover between the Muppets and Fraggle Rock but then the Sesame Street gang turn up too, and they find an old film reel of them as babies, so we get a live action Muppet Babies bit too, and then Kermit and Robin discover an actual Fraggle Hole in the basement and venture in for the first ever meeting of Muppet and Fraggle. Eventually Piggy arrives, as does Santa.

There's so much going on in this Xmas Special, it's 48 minutes long but packs in loads into the running time and is never boring for a single second. The Swedish Chef even considers cooking Big Bird for Christmas Dinner.

I think I'll make this part of my annual tradition now. It's so much better than that lame movie with Jason Segel, and just as good as A Muppet Christmas Carol.


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