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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)

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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.

Director:

Kirk R. Thatcher

Writers:

Hugh Fink (teleplay by), Scott Ganz (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppets: Letters to Santa See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Muppet TV special to be filmed and aired in widescreen format. See more »

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Miss Piggy: How long does it take to mail a stinking letter?
Kermit the Frog: Piggy, you have to be patient.
Miss Piggy: Well, I'm going to talk to the mayor.
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Miss Piggy: Oh, Mayor Bloomberg! Take me to the front of this line.
Michael Bloomberg: Sorry, Miss Piggy, but that would be rude, and one thing New York is known for is niceness.
Miss Piggy: What has he done to this city?
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They finally got it right.
18 December 2008 | by taggart77See all my reviews

The last Muppet Christmas special was abysmal. The one where Kermit sees what the world would have been like without him. Too dark, too freaky. But this, this is sweet. A little too cheesy sometimes, but I'd rather that than too mature. I've loved the Muppets since I was a kid and still watch the 80's specials at the holidays. This one is finally on that level. Lots of characters offering their running gags, great cameos, beautiful sets, and a lovely finish. The songs weren't quite up to par, but I was glad they decided to have musical numbers. That's the heartwarming Muppets I remember! Thank you Henson studios for bringing them back (and including Pepe the Prawn and Bobo in there)!


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