|Families will adore Emmet Otter Christmas classic|
|Wednesday, December 15, 2010|
Dear Ken: Did the Muppets ever make a Christmas TV special? I remember a show with Muppet-like characters set along a river and with lots of music.
That was a masterpiece from the late Jim Henson and his creative crew of Muppet makers. The title was “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” and it was about a poor boy (an otter named Emmet) and his pals who form a jug band to compete in the Frogtown Hollow talent show for 50 greenbacks. It debuted in 1977 but has not been on TV in ages. Fortunately, it has been released on DVD and is a winner in my book for kids of all ages. The songs, such as “The Old Bathing Suit That Your Grandma Otter Wore,” were written by Paul Williams. Go rent this one and watch with the youngsters.
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