Was Alfie not used in the special? Also, was it written for the special or had it been performed by Denver before? -- Peter (talk) 20:10, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
The song is copyright 1979 (in the Cherry Lane Music database) and has only ever been recorded on the soundtrack for the special. That suggests that it was written for it (to me), but isn't conclusive. -- Wendy (talk) 15:04, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Also in the liner notes (at least on my Laserlight version) he says that
"To a large degree, The Muppets themselves were the inspiration for Alfie the Christmas Tree, one of my very favorite compositions."
He then says that the album lead to a television special. So possibly composed for the album?? -- Wendy (talk) 18:18, 21 September 2006 (UTC)