About Christmas TV History

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Contest Entry!

I have a contest entry to share! First, a quick recap of what my contest is:

In 75 words or less, name your favorite weird or unusual Christmas TV episode, special or film--and explain what makes it weird or unusual to you. Get creative and impress us.

And here's a link to the original post for the full details and what you get when you win!
Contest rules and the loot the winner gets!

Entry # 1 is from our good friend Wings, who writes:

Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.
Henson and his crew created something heartwarming. The characters aren't your typical Muppets, but rather are more realistic, grounded in a life that is rich, not with material items, but with love. The story has elements of “The Gift of the Magi” and teamwork. Great themes to share with your loved ones.

The production is wonderful to watch. The Muppets are 3D versions of characters from an illustrated children's book. The attention to detail with the sets and costumes adds to the charm throughout.

Also great are the songs. You won't hear them on Christmas radio stations, but they are as catchy as any holiday tunes. After repeated viewings, you will find yourself singing them!

While Emmet isn't as obscure as some specials, it isn't as mainstream as Rudolph. That is too bad. We could use more homespun tales, at least once a year.

Well said! Check back soon, I have more entries to post and will get them online in the next few days!


  1. I only saw this special a few years ago for the first time. I had a co-worker who loved it so much. It's very sweet! I love Jim Henson!