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John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together

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A Christmas Together is a television special starring John Denver and the Muppets. Based on the album of the same name, this one hour Christmas special was originally produced for ABC and aired on December 5, 1979.

Highlights include:

The program concludes with Denver and the Muppets singing "Stille Nacht," and children in the audience join in for the English version, "Silent Night."

Muppet Characters

Animal, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Foo-Foo, Gonzo, Janice, Kermit the Frog, Lew Zealand, Link Hogthrob, Miss Piggy, Robin the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Scooter, Statler and Waldorf, The Swedish Chef, Zoot

Credits

Cast

Muppet Performers

Notes

  • The three-minute sequence of wooden soldiers dancing and singing "Camaraderie" was deleted from some reruns on The Disney Channel (which also appear to be slightly zoomed in compared to the original broadcast). The original ABC broadcast also included an announcer mentioning the sponsors, Dupont and Dr. Pepper, at the end of the first and last segments. Some Disney Channel airings also included part of an introduction with Michael Eisner and Kermit the Frog which was filmed for an NBC airing of A Muppet Family Christmas.
  • There are multiple references to previous elements in this special:
    • John and Miss Piggy's conversation refer back to John's Muppet Show episode, which would have aired in American syndication by this point.
    • During the "I Will Wait for You" number during a "slow motion" scene with John, Piggy mentions "I remember doing this in a movie once", referring to the Never Before, Never Again number in "The Muppet Movie".

See also

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