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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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In the last scene where everyone comes in the apartment to celebrate Christmas, Rowlf the Dog comes in and says the line, "Let's trim the tree"! Rowlf hasn't spoken a line since Jim Henson passed away. This was out of respect for Jim as Rowlf was one of his key characters. See more »

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Mobster: Hey, it's that looney shrimp that called us earlier.
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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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All I want is some Xmas magic
15 December 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

It's Christmastime in New York, and the Muppet gang have posted their cards and wishlists, but after causing mayhem at the Post Office Gonzo is left with three undelivered letters to Santa. When he gets back he discovers that the office is closed and he must deliver them to the North Pole by hand. After a few false starts he and a few of the others manage to get to the spot with an all-southern view and save Xmas, for three people. Cameos from Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, Mayor Bloomberg (!), and, obviously, Whoopie Goldberg come and go.

Directed by Kirk Thatcher, the "Punk on Bus" himself, this is a lot better than his previous attempt at Yuletide Muppetry. I found A Very Merry Muppet Christmas to be rather flat and TV-ish. There's nothing wrong with the TV platform as many Xmas specials have become classics, a few Muppet efforts among them, but the atmosphere matters and Letters to Santa is slightly better than the 2002 in that regard. I don't know what it is, I can't put my finger on it, but maybe the real locations detract from the feeling. I think that the Muppets work best when they are shot entirely in studios where the lighting and effects can be more competently controlled.

It's worth watching, but not up to the better Muppet Xmas specials.


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