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A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2009
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ok, so i'm happy most any time the Muppets do anything at all. it's true.

the only thing that i have NOT liked was the Wizard of Oz disaster.

this is the Muppets back home in New York being themselves, again. it is classicly told in the proper muppet universe.

the music is good and the jokes are fresh.

this ISN'T the MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS, (nothing ever will be that great again!)
but it is the best thing in years!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2011
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I originally watched this movie last Christmas. Surprisingly, they showed it multiple times on Comedy Network (basically Canada's version of Comedy Central): not exactly a network aimed at children. I'm a younger adult who's familiar with the muppets, but was born after their best years, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect.

Don't expect an Emmy winning effort or anything more than a super-thin plot here, on those metrics the movie doesn't do much (it was originally made for TV after-all). However, it manages to get over these issues by having just a really fun Christmas atmosphere and some decent family-friendly jokes. In particular, Kermit and Pepe really drive this release. At times, for adult viewers, it is cheesy to say the least, but somehow with the Muppets even that seems forgivable. There are some great parts in this movie, starting with some great slapstick and overall comedy of how much damage the Muppets manage to do at the post office, to a great Sopranos reference (seems like the writers threw this in especially for adult viewers), to the humor of an actual airline that goes to the North Pole, to Whoopi Goldberg's interrupting of a heartfelt song to ask for money. As mentioned, the plot is thin, but it's enough to hold all the funny clips together. The songs are simple, but don't drag on and seem to work.

Perhaps the worst-part is the ending. As another reviewer noted, there was so much potential at the North Pole, but they seem to leave as soon as they arrive and it just feels underwhelming. Then there is a cheesy, lazy ending that really "wraps things up" out of nowhere. The movie could have been a little bit longer in return for a stronger ending. Additionally, some viewers may be disappointed that many of the Muppets only make appearances at the start and end of the film, it is primarily Kermit, Gonzo, Pepe, and Rizzo earning the screentime.

All of the above issues aside, I still give this 4 stars because while I never turned on the TV purposely to watch it, whenever it came on Comedy Network last Christmas, I never changed the channel and ended up watching it probably 5 times or so. And this year I've found myself searching it out again. Overall, the spirit, fun attitude and atmosphere, and Christmas cheer of this movie really manage to make up for its shortcomings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2014
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My husband and I love the Muppet movies. This is a great add to our collection. Hope others enjoy these movies as much as we do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2014
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Growing up, we watched the Muppets and loved all the crazy characters. Now with kids in tow, we wanted them to share our love of the crazy Muppets Gang.

Note, this is on Amazon for under $10, with that in mind, it's a great price for this holiday story. If it gets priced much higher, then I'll wait for it to drop in price again.

We found it to be a good story for our toddler age kids, if they grew up with Letters to Santa, the older kids might not mind this particular story. Other reviewers have stated that the plot is too simplified, but I think that's fine when it comes to Holiday movies.

For now, in our family it's a Holiday classic, we love all the Muppet characters in this made for tv movie, and have this DVD in our family entertainment collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2013
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I have loved the Muppets for years! I have several movies and this is one of the best specials they have out there! It is great family fun movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2013
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I like the muppets, they are so funny there singing make me sing along and they got the letters to santa
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2013
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The Muppets are the Best!!! Letters to Santa are enjoyed by the whole family and we love watching the Muppets all year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2013
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This is a really fun Christmas movie with the Muppets and many celebrity cameos. Take note that this is not a feature-length film but a made-for-TV movie with a short run time. A very cute holiday movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
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I am a hugh fan of the Muppets and whenever there is a Christmas and the Muppets I am watching it.
Very talented people also, I would recommend this for families of all ages. Its funny, sad, and it has a Happy ending. Kermit and Miss Piggy were great as was the whole gang.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Always the best, Kermie and friends always make me laugh. Jim Henson was a genius. Love the characters! Good to see Paul Williams again.
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