Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas with The Muppets

Heres a great Christmas clip that always makes me smile. Its the Muppets with John Denver singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Its from a 1979 performance.

Speaking of the Muppets, I recently saw the new Muppets movie, simply called The Muppets. It was wonderful. Of course you have to like musicals, story lines  which are sunny and have a happy ending, and, of course, the Muppets. It also helps to have a sense of nostalgia for the golden age of the Muppets, which would be the late '70s and '80s, as the movie has many tributes to that era. There are a lot of great "remember when" moments in the movie, including a version of the song "Rainbow Connection" (from the original 1979 Muppet Movie) and a rendition of "We Built This City," the '80s hit by the Starship.

Getting back to Christmas, heres another shot of the holidays from the Muppets. And thank you, Jim Henson (1936-1990) for these wonderful creations.