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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

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The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have very little time to pay a debt they owe. Meanwhile, the Muppets are trying to put on a Christmas show. After the Muppets are confronted by Bitterman, they make a lot of sacrifices to save up so they can keep the Theatre. Written by sayinoutcast

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More holiday fun than humanly possible!


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jon Stewart was to make a cameo as himself but his scenes were deleted. See more »

Goofs

Kermit's hand shifts on and off the back of the bench between shots during Gonzo's song in the alternate universe See more »

Quotes

Daniel's 'Boss': Why do you care about Kermit's credit problems?
Daniel: Just keep watching. I promise you you'll want to help Kermit.
Daniel's 'Boss': Okay, I'll keep watching. You're just lucky Spongebob isn't on right now.
Daniel: I love Spongebob.
Daniel's 'Boss': Do I care?
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Crazy Credits

Muppets (tm)\,mu-pets\ 1: a trademark of The Jim Henson Company for a fanciful troupe of famous puppet characters created and performed exclusively by, and/ or for goods and services coming exclusively from, the characters at The Jim Henson Company [var Muppet; The Muppets]; 2: none See more »

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Follows Inner Tube (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Lacrimosa
(from Requiem in D minor)
Performed by London Philharmonic Choir (as The London Philharmonic Choir) and London Philharmonic Orchestra (as Orchestra)
Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst (as Franz Welser.Most)
Courtesy of EMI-Capitol Music
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Not for children
3 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Jim Henson and his characters since the very beginning. The most beguiling thing about them was the love and innocence and camaraderie shown. Kermit was a role model of deep thinking and problem solving. A spiritual character, yet sweetly and believably so. All the other characters were slightly eccentric but it demonstrated how different kinds of beings can co-exist in a caring manner together, respecting each other's difference.

Following movies have somewhat kept the same vibe. Yet this "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" would have Jim Henson spinning in his grave. These characters have been completely re-written to be horny, nasty, selfish, and cheesy.

The cast goes on to portray God as an uncaring corporate head, with a mean streak. Angels as spineless, non-spiritual corporate staff, and the movie was so bad I had to stop watching. I had bought it for my great-nephew but fortunately I preview anything I give a child.

This movie deserved the trash bin instead and has no socially redeeming content or charm.

Shame, shame on the people who re-wrote the characters and departed from Jim Henson's original heart-centered, socially conscious version. It does a terrible disservice to a great hearted man who is no longer around to defend his creations.


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