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Dec 24, 2021·edited Dec 24, 2021

This is my favorite Christmas movie-- also my favorite Muppet movie.

Not only is it one of the most faithful adaptations, it's the most historically on point as well. No, really. The YouTube dress history community has been weeping tears of joy over it since Disney+ rereleased it last year.

Please watch Abby Cox waxing rhapsodic about how much research went into this film:


Anyway, thanks for covering one of my faves. I remember watching this in theatres with my grandmother and kid sister. I was twelve. Jim had been around for the early stages of the movie (it took three years to make) and so HA! actually lost him during production. You can feel it throughout, I think. The whole thing was a fond farewell to Jim and it was beautiful.

Something that comes up again and again in Muppet commentary is how much the creators (Jim, Frank, etc) struggled to find the tone of the Muppets. Which...seems incomprehensible, but it continues to be a struggle to this day. I think only Sesame St has more or less stuck to it, but they have a much more solid template than the old Muppet Show cast. All the newer iterations of The Muppets just don't land the same way. If you want another Muppet Christmas movie, there is of course "Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas", but I much prefer the lesser-known "The Christmas Toy".

Merry Christmas!

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