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John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Denver ... Himself - Host
Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Camilla / Lew Zealand / Robin the Frog / Sgt. Floyd Pepper (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / Dr. Teeth / The Swedish Chef (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Muppet Performer
Kathryn Mullen ... Muppet Performer
Bob Payne Bob Payne ... Muppet Performer (as Robert Payne)
Brian Muehl Brian Muehl ... Muppet Performer
Michael Earl Michael Earl ... Muppet Performer (as Mike Davis)
Cheryl Henson Cheryl Henson ... Muppet Performer
Phillip Huber ... Muppet Performer
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In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

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Family | Comedy | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Natal com Os Marretas e John Denver See more »

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Quotes

The Great Gonzo: [singing] Now bring us some figgy pudding, now...
Miss Piggy: PIGGY PUDDING?
The Great Gonzo: No, no, no. Figgy pudding. It's made with figgs.
Miss Piggy: Oh.
The Great Gonzo: ...and bacon.
Miss Piggy: What?
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Earth, Wind and... Wait for It (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Alfie: The Christmas Tree
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Written and Performed by John Denver
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It's not Christmas until A Christmas Together
14 November 2005 | by TollpatschSee all my reviews

A Christmas Together actually came before my time, but I've been raised on John Denver and the songs from this special were always my family's Christmas music. For years we had a crackling cassette made from a record that meant it was Christmas. A few years ago, I was finally able to track down a video of it on Ebay, so after listening to all the music for some 21 years, I got to see John and the Muppets in action for myself. If you ever get the chance, it's a lot of fun--great music, heart-warming and cheesy. It's also interesting to see the 70's versions of the Muppets and compare them to their newer versions today. I believe Denver actually took some heat for doing a show like this--I guess normally performers don't compromise their images by doing sing-a-longs with the Muppets, but I'm glad he did. Even if you can't track down the video, the soundtrack is worth it too. It has some Muppified traditional favorites, but also some original Denver tunes as well.


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