Twelve Days of Muppet Christmas, Part 4
John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)
Directed by Toni Charmoli
Written by Bob Finkel and Herbert Baker with Jon Stone
John Denver, Jim Henson (Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf), Frank Oz (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal), Jerry Nelson (Robin, Floyd Pepper), Dave Goelz (Gonzo, Zoot), Richard Hunt (Scooter, Janice, Statler), Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen
John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together aired on ABC in 1979. The television special spawned the much more popular (and all-around better) album of the same name, released the same year. The special loosely follows John Denver and the Muppets as they plan to put on a Christmas show. It is mostly a forum for Denver’s singing and message. Notable song performances include “Twelve Days of Christmas,” “The Peace Carol,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Christmas is Coming,” and “The Christmas Wish.” The album continues to be a holiday favorite, but the special has never been released on video or DVD.
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