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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.


Peter Harris, Eric Till (uncredited)


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




Cast overview:
Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / Animal / Miss Piggy / Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Boober Fraggle / Zoot / Beauregard / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Janice / Statler / Beaker / Gladys the Cow / Two-Headed Monster / Snowman (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Mokey Fraggle (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Emily 'Ma' Bear / Robin the Frog / Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Count von Count / Herry Monster / Two-Headed Monster / Gobo Fraggle / Camilla the Chicken (voice)
Karen Prell Karen Prell ... Red Fraggle / Maureen the Mink (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice)
David Rudman ... Miss Piggy's Photographer (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Ernie / Guy Smiley / The Newsman / Self (voice)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
Gerard Parkes ... Doc (as Gerry Parks)


When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. Written by Chad Burris

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It's a merry Muppet Christmas with Fozzie and Friends!


Comedy | Family | Musical


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jim Henson: in the kitchen just before the credits. See more »


When Fozzie introduces Kermit to his mother, he says that Kermit is his boss who gave him his big break. However, in the first Christmas when they are all babies, Fozzie is in the movie indicating they knew each other much earlier. See more »


Snowman: [to Doc] You'll be sorry! It's cold enough to freeze your Winnebago!
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Alternate Versions

A brief segment where Fozzie and Elmo light the Christmas tree only appears in the original 1987 version. See more »


References Mame (1974) See more »


It's in Every One of Us
Written by David Pomeranz
Performed by Robin, Kermit, and Cast
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A Christmas essential...
1 August 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love Sesame Street and The Muppets, and I love this special. It is still among the best work the Muppet and Sesame Street clan have done, and is a must for the Christmas season. And I do concur, like Scrooge, the first two Home Alones, Muppet Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street(the original) and It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas is incomplete without A Muppet Family Christmas. The story is heart warming, and the writing is always witty and funny as well as being accessible to children and adults. The production values, from the costume and set design to the photography, are splendid, and the festive tunes are delightful and not only lift the spirits but make you want to sing along, both of which is exactly what they should do. The characters are cute and engaging and serve a purpose to the story, while the acting and voice work is spot on. All in all, essential for "the most wonderful time of the year". 10/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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