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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Family, Music  |  17 December 2008 (USA)
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When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends to try to deliver them personally to the North Pole.

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When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends to try to deliver them personally to the North Pole.

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Muppets: Letters to Santa  »

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At the airport, announcements are made for one Frank Oznowicz and one Jerry Nelson. This is a reference to Frank Oz (whose real last name is Oznowicz) and Jerry Nelson, both former Muppeteers. See more »

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Mobster: Hey, it's that looney shrimp that called us earlier.
Pepe the Prawn: They call me the Prawn.
Mobster: Hey! Are you correcting my friend over here? Because if you are, I'm gonna dip you in cocktail sauce and bite your tasty little head off!
Pepe the Prawn: Shrimp is fine.
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Follows Muppets Tonight (1996) See more »

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by The Crystals
Courtesy of EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
Under exclusive license from Phil Spector Records, Inc.
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A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa was an entertainingly adequate special for this holiday season
30 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

With the month of December almost over, I finally decided to watch this Muppet Christmas special that I put off for the last two weeks. In summation, A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa is no great shakes compared to the classic "Muppet Show" that I enjoyed as a kid of the '70s but these creations of the late Jim Henson can still entertain like nobody's business and it was very nice to see the whole gang from that show together again. The songs by Muppet veteran Paul Williams were nicely done though only the Fozzie/Gonzo duet about wishing to be Santa seems like a future classic. The celebrity cameos are hit-or-miss but do provide some amusements especially that of Williams and Nathan Lane. I recognized the kid from that Disney movie that starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It's too bad that Jane Krakowski and Jesse Martin weren't utilized more for their musical talents. Still, if you love the Muppets, you'll be glad to see them in A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa.


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