Just finished watching the Muppets special on NBC titled “A Muppets Christmas – Letters to Santa”, here is my review.
Plot/synopsis – The Muppet characters wait in line at the Post Office in New York City waiting to mail their Christmas cards, later they realized they weren’t Christmas cards. They were actually letters to Santa Claus written by children. When the Muppets return back to their apartment building, Claire, a little girl who is friends with Gonzo, felt dissapointed when Gonzo reveals that the Muppets won’t be around for Christmas, they will be on vacation.
The Muppets then begin to realize that Christmas for children is more important than a vacation so to get into the Christmas spirit, they decide to help these children by delivering these letters to Santa Claus. They try everything they could to deliver these letters, then they have no choice but to travel to the North Pole and see Santa themselves.
It was actually very good and entertaining. I liked it a lot! They kept it old school Muppets the way it’s supposed to be!!! They brought every single Muppet character back in one entire hour! Yep, every single Muppet character besides the well known ones, they also brought back Sam the Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Beaker, Sweetums, Lew Zealand, Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot, Statler and Waldorf, etc. Yep, the whole gang is there.
Celebrity cameo appearances by Mayor Bloomberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, etc.
The story was great, the songs were fun. It was a good show and a job well done!!! Bring on the new Muppet film for the big screen!!!
Score for “Letters to Santa” = *** (3 stars as in good)