Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Muppets Christmas Letters to Santa|
Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nathan Lane, Jesse L. Martin
Director: Kirk Thatcher
Genres: Kids & Family
Celebrate the season will all your favorite Muppets in this heartwarming and hilarious holiday movie. Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane and other sensational guest stars join our friends on a fun-filled Christmas a... more »
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Joel D. Ealy | 11/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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!"
A Less Than Magical Effort
Megan Eileen | North Carolina | 12/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Synopsis: Kermit, Pepe, Miss. Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy, and the rest of the Muppet crew go to the post office to deliver letters to Santa. While there, some mishaps occur and Gonzo forgets to deliver 3 letters. The gang has to find a way to get the letters to Santa and help him fulfill the Christmas wishes.
Review: I am a big fan of the Muppets, but this film was more boring than magical. The sad thing is that the concept has potential: letters to Santa are accidentally left out of the mail and the Muppet gang has to first deliver them to Santa and then help Santa fulfill the wishes.
The problem is this: the film wastes time in the letter delivery process. At the 30 minute mark of the 44 minute feature, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzy, and Pepe are just arriving at the North Pole. The film spends less than a minute there-- with a beautiful exterior that goes to waste. We meet 1 elf, and never venture inside. Then, it's back to delivering the letters again, and the viewers finally see Santa 10 minutes before the film ends-- rushing the meat of the story: giving Santa the letters and making wishes come true.
If the writers had been more intelligent, they would have spent only 10 minutes on delivery and the journey to the North Pole. The other 34 minutes then could have been spent in hijinks at Santa's Workshop (instead of the Post Office) and going from house to house making 3 or 4 special children's wishes come true.
You might be better off re-watching The Muppet Christmas Carol - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition, A Muppet Family Christmas, or even It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (which parodies It's a Wonderful Life). All 3 are gems.
Boy, you can tell that there's no Jim Henson
The Phantom | 12/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Everything done by the Muppets since the death of Jim Henson has been sorely lacking in heart. This production had promise but it never got beyond that. Even Paul Williams' music seems to be lacking without the collaborative genius of Henson.
There are a few chuckles here and there--brought about mostly by the newish character of PePe the Prawn--but I'd have to guess that Henson wouldn't be proud of this effort.
And what's weirdest to me is that ALL of the Muppet's voices seem to have changed--not just Kermit's, who obviously sounds different these days since he isn't being performed by Henson. Fozzie sounds different, Miss Piggy sounds different, Gonzo sounds different, Scooter sounds different...and longtime Muppet fans will know it.
Just a disappointment overall and the last post-Henson Muppet production that I'll spend my money on."
I love (not love, but just love) the muppets. :)
R. Page | Boring oregon | 01/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love the muppets. Even when the muppet movies are bad, I just can not help myself. I am a 43 year old man for gods sake!! Come on. But I grew up with them, and this Christmas movie was no worse than the last one. I prefer "the muppet Christmas carrol". But there are like 25 days to fill with muppet Christmas spirit. They do very good here."