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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)

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

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

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Paul Williams, who plays Santa's chief elf in "Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas", also portrayed Santa's chief elf, Ed, in the TV movie The Night They Saved Christmas (1984). See more »

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Fozzie Bear: Hey, guys, here's a joke for ya. Who delivers presents to baby sharks? Santa Jaws!
[Alarm goes off]
Bobo the Bear: All right, step aside. Did you know that telling jokes at an airport terminal is a federal offense? Especially jokes that are that bad.
Fozzie Bear: Well, if you didn't like that one, I've got a hundred more.
[takes out index cards]
Bobo the Bear: He's got cards!
[Tackles Fozzie]
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Follows The Jim Henson Hour (1989) See more »

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I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus
Written by Paul Williams
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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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