12.19.2009

~ Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas ~

In 1977, Muppet creator Jim Henson produced a one-hour television adaptation of the story for HBO. The special later aired on ABC in 1980 and on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.


The original special was hosted by Kermit the Frog; however, later releases edited out the frog's narration due to legal issues. While The Jim Henson Company retained ownership of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, the company sold the rights to the Muppets (including Kermit) to the Walt Disney Company in 2004.


This was one of my favorite Christmas specials as a child. HBO used to play it every Christmas season in the early 1980's. I still adore it as an adult and now have it on DVD.

8 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is one of my faves too *sniff* Ohhhhhhh to be that young again and know what we know now!

I hope you will have a wonderful rest of the weekend. We are getting pounded over here on the Eastern Shore. The snowflakes are as big as 50 cent pieces!

Muahhhhhhh!

LuLu~*xoxo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hey Chris,

Believe it or not, I've NEVER seen this! It's so popular - but I've never had the opportunity to watch it. Thanks for posting a little clip. :) Have a great weekend!!! Theresa :)

adelesspookyart said...

awwww..The Memories.....Thanks for Memories Chris....

A Wonderful Sat Eve to you!!

~adele~

Sophia said...

Ohhhhhh CK! CK! CK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee this movie. I have it laying out to watch for Christmas. This is my favorite holiday movie. :) I can't believe someone else knows what I am talking about. hee hee

vivian said...

good morning! I dont think I ever saw that one! but now I want to! I love the muppets! And now, since youve reminded us about the muppets.. I do have a copy of the muppets christmas carol, which I will need to watch this week!
have a lovely sunday!
vivian

Designs By CK said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happy Holidays!

CK (-:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow love what you have done to your site. I too have this movie and love it. Thanks for the post
Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Maggie

Designs By CK said...

Thanks for stopping by Maggie!

Merry Christmas & happy new year!

CK (-: