The Christmas Toy
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For those who have never seen the 1986 original, this will make no difference. For myself and my kids, who fell in love with the original version, this Kermit exorcism is quite sad. Plus, the song finale was an important closing celebration of the show.
The DVD transfer is pristine, but one star is missing, in tribute to the missing green frog dressed in a Santa suit. I'm sure there are purist Henson fans who will not be as generous as I.
There should be a lump of coal in Disney's stocking this year.
What made the magic of such Muppet specials is that they were part of the Muppet family and as an audience we were invited in to this family and made to feel apart of it. That was the magic of such work and I find it hard watching this version now, it just doesn't gel well for me. The Christmas Toy was released on to dvd in England as an extra bonus feature along with The Muppet Family Christmas dvd (in 2001 as a Columbria/Tristar release), so the original is out there still, if only second hand.
I am not a Henson purist at all and Jim Henson was a man who understood the balance between art and business, however he isn't around now and cutting up these old films spoils something of that creative spirit.Read more ›
This is one of those Christmas specials that should NEVER be forgotten. Whoever owns the rights to this one now -- whether it's still the Jim Henson company or whether Disney got the rights when they bought the Muppets, take a look at the reviews we've got here. There's an audience! For Christmas of 2007, give us back "The Christmas Toy" on DVD!
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You know the saying, "You can't go home again"? The same is true for movies you loved when you were little. Just doesn't age well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Douglas
Didn't think we would ever be able to find this. It is our families fav. since the first time we saw it in the 80's. The kids are all grown up and we still love this movie.Published 3 months ago by gretchen
32 year old daughter cried when she got this for Christmas .. her childhood movie.... she still want a rugby stuff tiger .. they never made onePublished 3 months ago by donnadoll
This special, while being a warm, funny, and imaginative take on what happens to toys once kids leave the vicinity, contains a surprising bite of frigidness; the fear of being... Read morePublished 4 months ago by $Hegemony
This is a great Christmas movie. My family ranks it right up there with "Elf". We recorded this off the tv when my children were kids and watched it every Christmas... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer