Christmas with The Muppets

The Muppets have always celebrated Christmas with their trademark wit, wonder and magic.
This page features the marvelous Muppet Christmas specials I have available on DVD in my collection:


The Great Santa Claus Switch
(1970)

(2 versions available: with or without original commercials)

Great Santa Claus Switch Book Title The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Muppet television special that first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970.

Santa and the Elves Jim Henson's Muppets had made several successful guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and in Christmas of 1970, when Sesame Street was starting to become popular, Ed gave Jim Henson and the Muppets a whole hour of his show as a Christmas gift.

This special includes Gonzo's very first appearance. He was then known as Snarl (or the Cigar Box Frackle). It also features Art Carney as Santa Claus and his nemesis, Cosmo Scam.




Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
(UNEDITED)
(1977)

Kermit introduces Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas Kermit the Frog narrates the story of Alice Otter and her son, Emmet, who struggle to make ends, but this Christmas they dream of having enough money to buy each other a special gift. The Jugband The Otters enter a local talent contest in the hope of winning the fifty-dollar prize to buy Christmas gifts for each other.

In commercial releases, this special was edited and many scenes were deleted. I have the original, uncut version which includes: