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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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Official Sites:

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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

During the last song, "My Best Christmas Yet", the Swedish Chef is in the background greeting a turkey and giving it a hug. This is the same turkey the Swedish Chef almost cooked in A Muppet Family Christmas (1987). See more »

Quotes

Claire's Mom: Look what I found.
The Great Gonzo: What's that?
Claire's Mom: It's an inflatable Santa. Can someone help me blow it up?
Crazy Harry: Did someone say "blow it up"?
[Detonates explosives]
Claire's Mom: That's why you have to choose your words carefully around here.
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Connections

Follows Muppets Tonight (1996) See more »

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I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus
Written by Paul Williams
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A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa was an entertainingly adequate special for this holiday season
30 December 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

With the month of December almost over, I finally decided to watch this Muppet Christmas special that I put off for the last two weeks. In summation, A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa is no great shakes compared to the classic "Muppet Show" that I enjoyed as a kid of the '70s but these creations of the late Jim Henson can still entertain like nobody's business and it was very nice to see the whole gang from that show together again. The songs by Muppet veteran Paul Williams were nicely done though only the Fozzie/Gonzo duet about wishing to be Santa seems like a future classic. The celebrity cameos are hit-or-miss but do provide some amusements especially that of Williams and Nathan Lane. I recognized the kid from that Disney movie that starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It's too bad that Jane Krakowski and Jesse Martin weren't utilized more for their musical talents. Still, if you love the Muppets, you'll be glad to see them in A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa.


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