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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Fink (teleplay) &
Scott Ganz (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 December 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends to try to deliver them personally to the North Pole. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Cute and sweet but short on time and other things See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice)

Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot (voice)

Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Bobo the Bear / Husband Pigeon (voice)

Eric Jacobson ... Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)

Michael Bloomberg ... Himself (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Taxi Driver

Richard Griffiths ... Santa Claus

Jane Krakowski ... Claire's Mom

Nathan Lane ... Officer Meany

Jesse L. Martin ... Postal Worker

Petra Nemcova ... Beaker's Girlfriend

Madison Pettis ... Claire

Steve Schirripa ... Mobster

Tony Sirico ... Mobster

Uma Thurman ... Joy

Paul Williams ... Elf
Pam Arciero ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Heather Asch ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Tyler Bunch ... Wife Pigeon / Additional Muppets (voice)
Leslie Carrara ... Additional Muppets (voice) (as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo ... Additional Muppets (voice)
James Godwin ... Additional Muppets (voice)
James J. Kroupa ... Additional Muppets (voice) (as Jim Kroupa)
Matt Vogel ... Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Son Pigeon / Additional Muppets (voice)
Tim Lagasse ... Additional Muppets (voice)

Peter Linz ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Noel MacNeal ... Sweetums / Additional Muppets (voice) (as Edward Noel MacNeal)
Jim Martin ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Paul McGinnis ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ... Sweetums / Additional Muppets (voice) (as Marty Robinson)

David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Additional Muppets (voice)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Kevin Sateri ... Dancer
Douglas Caldwell ... Dancer
Mary Ann Lamb ... Dancer
Terrance Reddick ... Dancer
Warren Adams ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Becker ... Postal Dancer (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Holiday Commuter (uncredited)

Paul T. Gosselin ... Postal Customer (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... Additional voices (uncredited)
Guy Veryzer ... Mailman - Muppet Tosser (uncredited)

Directed by
Kirk R. Thatcher 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Fink (teleplay) &
Scott Ganz (teleplay) &
Andrew Samson (teleplay) &
Paul Williams (teleplay)

Paul Williams (story) and
Hugh Fink (story) &
Scott Ganz (story) &
Andrew Samson (story)

Produced by
Martin G. Baker .... producer
Anthony Katagas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Caswell (score)
Paul Williams (original songs)
 
Cinematography by
Luke Geissbuhler 
 
Film Editing by
Jamie Kirkpatrick 
 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
Ryan Heck 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Mosca 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup department head
Jason Shur .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Fedynich .... production supervisor
Ann Gray .... post-production supervisor
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Ortiz .... second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
Aurora Warfield .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Melissa Creighton .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Akeo Ihara .... property master
Katie Kemsley .... scenic artist
Peter MacKennan .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Tom Newby .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Heather Prendergast .... assistant set decorator
Stephen Rotondaro .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Jonathan Swain .... set dresser
Peter Allburn .... charge scenic artist (uncredited)
Jasmine E. Ballou .... props (uncredited)
David Boyd .... lead scenic artist (uncredited)
David Cooney .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Michael Cory .... props (uncredited)
Brian Haimes .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop (uncredited)
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic artist (uncredited)
Dave McAllister .... key construction grip (uncredited)
Eugene Melvin .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alyssa Motschwiller .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Dennis Tillberg .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor
Glenfield Payne .... supervising sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Noah Timan .... sound mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer: Atlanta (uncredited)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Egor Panchenko .... ProTools playback mixer (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Buchholz .... special effects supervisor
Doug Coleman .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Colleen Bachman .... visual effects producer
Katie Biese .... roto artist
Martin Boksar .... matte painter
Michael Capton .... 3d supervisor
Dan Schrecker .... visual effects supervisor
Greg M. Silverman .... digital compositor
D. Walt Cameron .... 2d supervisor, LookFX N.Y. (uncredited)
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor (uncredited)
John Semerad .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Bob Andres)
Howard J. Cournoyer .... best boy rigging gaffer
Bill Floyd .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Aaron Medick .... camera operator
Charles Meere III .... rigging gaffer
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Wayne Paull .... camera operator
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... techno crane operator
Ryan Webb .... electrician
Lamont Crawford .... crane technician grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Maurer .... best boy (uncredited)
Thomas McGrath Woods .... grip (uncredited)
David Satin .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Anne Davison .... casting associate
Jamie Sparer Roberts .... executive in charge of casting
Eric Zuckerman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare Cardoni .... costume assistant
Meghan Kasperlik .... assistant costume designer
Chrissy Kuhn .... key costumer
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Adam Der Aris .... first assistant editor
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Antonia Law .... additional assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Caswell .... musical arrangement
Frank Filipetti .... music mixer
Michael Kosarin .... conductor
Derik Lee .... assistant music engineer
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor
Jason Poss .... music transcription
Sally Swisher .... music editor
Tony Finno .... orchestra librarian (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mo Fitzgerald .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tom Ara .... legal counsel
Bill Barretta .... puppet captain
Ashley Bearden .... production coordinator
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Kate Boyer .... production assistant
Lisa Burrascano .... set production assistant
Claudia Cifuentes .... assistant to producers
Bob Corna .... assistant to producers (as Robert Corna)
Maura Gannett .... studio teacher
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant (as Steve Guilbaud)
Jane Gootnick .... supervisor: Muppet Workshop
Vicky Lambert .... associate choreographer
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service
Jason Messeri .... key set production assistant
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor (as Tony Pettine)
Alex Starke .... location assistant
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager (as Dan Tresca)
Sasa Watt .... second assistant accountant
Daniel Wong .... office production assistant
Warren Adams .... associate choreographer (uncredited)
James Coker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christina Cortez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Natalie Damico .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Trish Gray .... location scout (uncredited)
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager (uncredited)
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Colin Markowitz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael L. Mizrahi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sara Webster .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Yves Wilson .... office production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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) (TV).See more »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
We Wish You A Merry ChristmasSee more »

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Cute and sweet but short on time and other things, 4 December 2014
Author: breakdownthatfilm-blogspot-com from United States

The Muppets are no strangers to the Holidays. They have had many a film produced incorporating Christmas related themes. The best and most popular of them all was The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). But that hasn't stopped the Henson Company. Before Kermit and his friends came back with their return film The Muppets (2011), they were still doing productions for the small screen. Prior to this, another holiday made for TV production was released - It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002). Other than that, this is the Muppet's latest outing at the holiday season. Is really good? Mmmmm,..not unanimously but it is decent enough to be seen.

This time, viewers follow their favorite characters at the post office waiting to send their holiday mail. When Gonzo forgets to put his in the mail, it's up to Kermit and friends to find a way to get them to Santa on time. Here's what does work. First and foremost, The Muppets (and voice-actors) themselves. They are always key and the fact that they were of main focus all the time was great. The humor also works because of the certain situations Kermit and his friends get into. The gags range from bad jokes, silly puns and goofy reactions the Muppets make. Thankfully, these eye-inducing moments aren't as bad they could be because it's the Muppets. Another element that will have viewers happy to see is the tone of this movie. Unlike It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie(2002) which had a very mean spirited tone, this feature has a much more upbeat feel and that's especially good.

Another good component was the cameos of various actors. This ranges from Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane and even Michael Bloomberg. Camera-work by Luke Geissbuhler (the DP of Borat (2006)) was appropriate as was Chris Caswell's musical score. However, this is where things don't work. For one, the running time is too short. Yes it is a TV movie, but so was It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) and was well over an hour. The problem with this is that it cuts everything down to an unnecessary length. This goes for cast cameos and even the Muppet characters. That can be a bit frustrating if this is a Muppet Movie and you only see a few of the Muppets instead of the whole bunch for more than five minutes.

Along with that is issue of writing. The story for this movie is cute but again, with a shortened running time, everything must fall in place quickly or it won't work. With this comes cliché and convenient contrivances that either defy logic or are impossible to begin with. It's not to say it isn't funny or doesn't work but the story almost had a finale that would've seemed more mature and realistic than what was chosen. There can always be a happy ending but that doesn't mean it has to be exactly the way the audience expects it to be. Adding to the bit of blandness are the songs that the Muppets sing composed by Paul Williams. It's not that they bore but they're not as memorable as other Paul Williams pieces. It certainly won't be an hour wasted but it could've been better.

It has all of the basic components to make a really good Muppet Christmas movie but it instead comes off as fairly generic. The main problem is its running time, which trims down several parts that make up a good Muppet film.

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