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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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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

In the last scene where everyone comes in the apartment to celebrate Christmas, Rowlf the Dog comes in and says the line, "Let's trim the tree!" Rowlf hasn't spoken a line since Jim Henson passed away. This was out of respect for Jim as Rowlf was one of his key characters. See more »

Quotes

Miss Piggy: Kermit, if you really want to go to the North Pole, then go ahead.
Kermit the Frog: Oh, thank you, Piggy.
Miss Piggy: And do me a favor. When you get there... stay there!
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Connections

Follows A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) See more »

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I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus
Written by Paul Williams
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It's still the Muppets
19 December 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Muppets in NYC are lined up to get their Christmas letters mailed. Gonzo screws up the post office machinery. Little girl Claire gives Gonzo a letter but Gonzo forgets. It's Christmas Eve. The post office is closed and the gang has to deliver 3 letters to the North Pole. Everybody gives up but Gonzo convinces Kermit and Fozzie to try. Rizzo and Pepe come along.

I wonder if the post office paid to get the Muppets to do this special. I would have prefer the group stays together. It's always more fun with more Muppets. The cameos are fine but they are not the big draw for me. I'm also not a big fan of Rizzo and Pepe as being the main characters. I love Kermit with Miss Piggy. I like that Gonzo, Fozzie and Kermit are together but I miss Miss Piggy. The songs are OK but nothing special. The letter from the airport security guy doesn't really make sense. It's not the strongest Christmas special but it's still the Muppets.


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