So often we find that these classics become unavailable as time goes by. In the cave, they soon stumble upon Gobo Fraggle and his friends, and wish them a Merry Christmas, and also explain the holiday to them because they don't really know what it is. Later, Fozzie is outside building a snowman while some woodland critters chop down a Christmas tree, when Rowlf shows up (and slips on the icy patch). Peter HarrisEric Till They have decided to spend Christmas at the old farm where Fozzie Bear's mother, Ma Bear, lives. Fozzie and the Snowman gamely attempt their routine, but Statler and Waldorf's heckling interrupts, until finally the Snowman, who's starting to melt, heads back outside. In the caroling medley at the end, Kermit and Miss Piggy singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", and Statler and Waldorf singing "I Heard the Bells on Christmas" are skipped. Right after the film ends, Gonzo catches sight of the Turkey flirting with Camilla and picks a fight with him. At the end, when the baby Animal rips through a gift box in the film, the fully-grown Animal tears through the screen. Running time: He engages in a friendly conversation with Sprocket, and then sits down to Emily's out-of-tune piano and starts playing "Sleigh Ride". What the Fraggles do have, though, is a time when they give each other pebbles and pass them on to other Fraggles. Then Doc, as Santa Claus, gives out presents and all the Muppets sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," during which Jim Henson himself appears, watching from the kitchen. Categorized here are Christmas specials, movies, and albums starring characters from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and other productions by the Jim Henson Company.This includes Sesame Street Christmas specials produced after 2000 (when the Sesame Street characters were fully sold to Sesame Workshop) and Christmas specials produced by The Muppets Studio (a subsidiary of … Then Doc gives out presents dressed as Santa Claus while they all sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", during which Jim Henson himself appears, watching this from the kitchen. They all come inside, slipping on the icy patch as they do so. The Muppets watching the home movie of their first Christmas together. A Muppet Family Christmas has been released on video in both 1994 and 1998 and on DVD in 2001. Once they finish singing, Emily puts Fozzie's stocking up on the mantle; he tells her that he's a grown bear and doesn't need to have it hung, but allows her to put it up anyway. Meanwhile, the Swedish Chef has been tricked by the Christmas Turkey into believing that Sprocket is an even bigger turkey. The Swedish Chef shows up, telling Fozzie he's here to cook the Christmas turkey. He usually wears a brown cap and scarf. The Muppets sing their Christmas carol medley. He has always wanted to meet the Fraggles, so Kermit goes in with him. Fozzie and the Snowman performing their comedy act... Kermit gets another call from Miss Piggy. Kermit and nephew Robin then begin the special's second song sequence. Available on: The original 1987 airing had a brief 5-second shot of Fozzie and Elmo turning on the Christmas lights; this was cut in all subsequent broadcasts as well as the PAL DVD. See more ideas about muppets, jim henson, the muppet show. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Wiyh Piggy arrives with Doc in spectacular fashion, dressed to the nines and in a sleigh. Additional edits to the 1989 master include: The music that played before Rowlf arrives to the farmhouse is cut; when Fozzie and Emily Bear check off a list of who is sleeping where, a shot of a fireplace is shown over their beginning dialogue (originally, they were seen the whole time they were checking off sleeping arrangements); Fozzie and Elmo decorating the tree is cut; a shot of the tree is shown over dialogue of Fozzie getting ready to tell everybody that, Also, the following scene with Gonzo confronting the Turkey was cut on the 1989 NBC airing on, Between 1988 and 1993, broadcasts on the special on the. On Nickelodeon, the following edits were made: The music that played before Rowlf arrives at the farmhouse is cut. The Electric Mayhem performs "Jingle Bell Rock". Music is the greatest of the Fraggles’ art forms, but Fraggles also possess uncanny curiosity and great athletic ability. Unbeknownst to them, Emily is planning to spend Christmas in Malibu, and has rented her house to Doc and Sprocket. They have decided to spend Christmas at the old farm where Fozzie Bear's mother, Emily, lives. Muppets, Sesame Street gang, Fraggles, references to Muppet babies, and other Muppet Christmas specials - it’s like the avengers movie of the Muppet-verse Don’t get me wrong, a Muppet Christmas Carol is a very close second. It was aired on Nickelodeon from 1992 to 1997, and later on the Odyssey Network in 1999 and 2000, and the Hallmark Channel in 2001. These characters include, During the caroling medley, you can see the black sleeve of the puppeteer operating a. Take a walk, fly south for the winter, anything!". Fraggles naturally have physical prowess and a dance-like grace. They explain their ritual in a number called "Pass It On." Appearances of the Fraggle Rock characters: 1980's Fraggle Songs (1983)Uncle Traveling Matt Doozer Music (1984)'Traveling MattandCotterpin Doozer The Muppets Take Manhattan(1984)Mokey Fraggle Red Fraggle Gobo Fraggle Wembley Fraggle Boober Fraggle Fraggles Aretha Baby Tree Creature Blustering Bellowpane Monster Brool the Minstrel Murray the Minstrel Cantus the Minstrel Philo and Gunge … Seller: burcham48861 (2,595) 99.4%, Location: Mulliken, Michigan, Ships to: US, Item: 184142151460 Jim Henson VHS Fraggle Rock Muppet Christmas Jug Band Bear in the big blue house. Once they finish singing, Fozzie's mom puts his stocking up on the mantle; Fozzie tells her that he's a grown bear and doesn't need to have his stocking hung anymore, but lets her keep it up anyway. ", "For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home.". shipping: + $3.25 shipping . The ABC, NBC, and various DVD versions all have different end credits (changes to font or copyright info, as well as corporate logos). Gonzo and the Christmas Turkey get in a fight. Scooter finds an old home movie of the first Christmas the Muppets ever spent together, so they sit down to watch it. Fozzie mentions that he's a grown bear, alluding to the fact he doesn't need it anymore. The original 1987 airing featured a bumper in between commercials with Kermit, in front of a Christmas tree, saying ". It is the only Christmas special to feature characters from Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock all together, and also the last Christmas special with which the Muppets' creator, Jim Henson, was involved prior to his death in 1990. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. In most wide shots during the caroling medley. When Kermit and Robin return, they're just in time to witness Miss Piggy's arrival. The ABC, NBC, and DVD versions all had slightly different end credits sequences. This, unfortunately, meant cutting out the topper to the icy patch running gag. The scene with Fozzie and Emily hanging stockings was removed from later TV broadcasts and the video releases. December 16, 1987 It is now owned by The Walt Disney Company as a result of Disney's acquisition of the Muppet franchise in 2004, but it has not been released on video since then (the reason being that Disney does not own Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, and would need permission from Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company to do so). The Swedish Chef sings "The Christmas Song" with Big Bird... ...and ultimately decides to make shredded wheat and cranberry sauce instead. Doc goes on to explain about the Winter Solstice to Sprocket, about the time of the year when the weather gets colder and the Earth slows down. With Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson. A Muppet Family Christmas – IMDb. The scene is cut on European home video as well. A Muppet Family Christmas not only starred the titular caravan, but also combined The Muppet Babies (a cartoon that ran from 1984 to 1991 featuring baby versions of … on Pinterest. from Sesame Street: Christmas Sing Along, https://christmas-specials.fandom.com/wiki/A_Muppet_Family_Christmas?oldid=178252. The workshop is decorated for Christmas, complete with garland streamers and a Christmas tree and a toy Santa Claus. At the beginning, in wide shots of Fozzie's truck, When Fozzie first enters the house, he does not slip on the icy patch, as if it were not there; the second time he enters, after the "Sleigh Ride" number, he. Henson remastered the special in the 1990s for television reruns, and had to cut this scene to make room for commercials. The Chef is touched by this gift, and more so when Big Bird begins singing "The Christmas Song" (the Chef joining him). Release date: Doc is looking forward to having "a nice, quiet Christmas" in the countryside. Add to cart to save with this special offer. (NBC added their own fades when airing the special.) When he's not worrying about himself, he's busy warning others. In the United States, the special was released, in edited form, on VHS by Buena Vista Home Video (under the Jim Henson Video label) in 1994, and then by Columbia TriStar in 1998. The special first aired on ABC on December 16, 1987. Robin gives the Fraggle pebble to Grover. Because the US song rights are different than for other countries, the PAL video release available in Europe does not contain the music edits the NTSC videos suffer. Meanwhile, Doc, having taken notice of how worried Kermit is about Miss Piggy, offers to go find her and help her get to the farmhouse, telling Kermit that he's warmed up to the Muppets and now finds this better than the lonely vacation he and Sprocket would've had if they didn't show up. $7.99. The footage shows Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and Gonzo, when they were babies, singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". The Fraggles overhear the Muppets singing. In one of the scenes that was cut from the NTSC video releases, the Muppets watch a home movie of the first Christmas they spent together. Scooter looks outside and comments that he is right, and Count Von Count starts trying to count as many snowflakes as he can while Kermit becomes more worried about Miss Piggy. Fraggle Rock is a children's television series that was created byJim Henson, primarily featuring a cast of Muppet creatures calledFraggles.. "Tell me, Sprocket, are [the Muppets] anything like these Fraggles you keep telling me about?". And since she loves surprises, they have not called to tell her they were coming. The old footage shows the Muppet Babies singing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," while the fully-grown characters give commentary. This brief musical interlude was edited from the master and the logo was reinserted separately. It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special, Nick at Nite: A Classic Cartoon Christmas, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, Bob! Kermit and Robin return just in time to witness Miss Piggy's arrival on a dogsled (driven by Doc, wearing a Mountie-style uniform). Their pleasant singing of "Jingle Bells" is quickly interrupted by the Electric Mayhem performing "Jingle Bell Rock.". $29.88. A TV weather report from the Newsman announces an impending blizzard, causing Kermit to worry about Piggy. But the Turkey manages to save himself by pointing out Big Bird, to the astonished Chef's delight. A Muppet Family Christmas is a Christmas television special starring Jim Henson's Muppets. ABC aired it again on December 2, 1988. shipping: + $5.95 shipping . Kermit and Robin looking at the blizzard outside. When the Turkey directs The Swedish Chef to Big Bird ("If you think I'm a nice fat bird... LOOK AT THIS! The original 1987 airing featured a Muppet Family Christmas bumper in between commercials, with Kermit in front of a Christmas tree saying "A Muppet Family Christmas will continue in a moment" and Fozzie behind him, playing with two little stuffed bears as if they were. It won an award from the Writers' Guild of America in 1989, and was also nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program. The curtain behind opens to show the sleigh being pulled by the reindeer, all played by monsters (including Herry Monster and Elmo), with The Two-Headed Monster as St. Nick (to which Sam replies, "Is nothing sacred?"). A shot of the tree is shown over dialogue of Fozzie getting ready to tell everybody that Emily has an announcement, as opposed to him being seen (this followed him and Elmo turning on the Christmas lights in the original version). Unbeknownst to them, Mrs. Bear is planning to spen… The special opens with most of The Muppet Show cast driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing \"We Need a Little Christmas\". Doc is looking forward to having "a nice, quiet Christmas" in the countryside. It's Miss Piggy, who informs Kermit that her arrival will be delayed (due to a photo session). Promotion in Muppet Magazine Winter 1988. "), Jim Henson's head briefly pops up. Kermit then presents Miss Piggy with his gift for her - a mink, not a coat but Piggy's biggest fan. The Swedish Chef calls Big Bird into the kitchen and starts shaking salt all over him. Then, while Piggy gets caught in the wind, Fozzie tries to cheer a fretful Kermit by saying it's not that cold, when the Snowman comes inside to warm up. Fozzie brings him in for everyone to see, but then sees Statler and Waldorf, who are revealed to be friends of Emily's who visit her every Christmas. Fraggles are, on the whole, a frivolous lot, interested in fun and frolic and temporary pleasures. Unbeknownst to them, Mrs. Bear is planning to spend Christmas in Malibu, and to make sure her farmho… Sprocket is shaking a present with enthusiasm as Docenters carrying more gifts. A Muppet Family Christmas is a TV special that premiered on December 16, 1987 on ABC. She then begins to sing "Home for the Holidays" as Kermit brings her in with the other Muppets singing along. But then Kermit points to the arrival of the Sesame Street Muppets, who sing a medley of "Here We Come A-Caroling" and "Deck the Halls" (with the exception of Oscar the Grouch, who naturally refuses to sing along). Before the frogs head back upstairs, Boober gives Robin the pebble, in a show of friendship. Johnny was a part of the main cast for It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) where he is seen exchanging gifts with Sal Minella in the opening while singing "Jingle Bells". The special kicks off with Fozzie, Kermit, and most of the Muppet Show gang (with the pointed exception of Miss Piggy) driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing "We Need a Little Christmas." And since she apparently loves surprises, Fozzie has not called his mother to tell her they were coming. They come visit me every Christmas.". Big Bird and the Swedish Chef sing "The Christmas Song". Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment/Jim Henson Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Jim Henson Home Entertainment, New Age Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson Home Entertainment/Cinema Club, Released as part of a magazine with video collection. Fozzie and the Snowman rehearsing their comedy act while singing "Sleigh Ride". Then Janice brings out some Christmas cookies she just baked, only for Cookie Monster to gobble them all up. Ernie, Bert, and Grover performing their Christmas play. Jerry Juhl Big Bird, completely unaware of the Swedish Chef's intention to cook him, gives him a bag of homemade chocolate-covered birdseed. The Christmas Turkey convinces the Chef that he should cook Big Bird instead. "Listen, you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jim Henson's head as the Swedish Chef's tail. The special features various Muppets from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Muppet Babies. The special kicks off with Fozzie, Kermit, and most of the Muppet Show gang (with the pointed exception of Miss Piggy) driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing \"We Need a Little Christmas.\" They have decided to spend Christmas at the old farm where Fozzie Bear's mother, Ma Bear, lives. Later, Fozzie is outside building a snowman while some of the other Muppets chop down a tree to bring inside when Rowlf the Dog shows up (and slips on the icy patch). Fozzie tries to cheer Kermit up by showing his new act and takes him to meet the Snowman, but in a piece of irony, the Snowman himself comes inside to warm up because it's so cold outside. In the original cut of the special, the logo is seen over, The snowman musical and comedy number with, Miss Piggy and the Muppets singing "Home for the Holidays" is not shown in the edited version (though, again remains on European home video). Doc corrects the Swedish Chef on which animal is which, and then the Turkey begins flirting with Gonzo's girlfriend, Camilla the Chicken. When this special originally debuted on television, the full rights to the songs were only secured for television. Kermit then presents Miss Piggy with his gift for her - a mink named Maureen, though not what she expects. It first aired on December 16, 1987, on the ABC television network in the United States. 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