Kermit Meets the Fraggles during A Muppet Family Christmas

A Muppet Family Christmas is one of those Muppet projects that is horribly underrated. It was broadcast on TV back in the late 1980s and is available on DVD. Sadly it is not being printed anymore so the price is high and because of musical rights it is not the original broadcast, but an edited down version. This is a real shame, because the show is a magical Muppet extravaganza that takes characters from different shows and puts them together in a tribute to Christmas. I remember watching it and I was giddy to see the Sesame Street characters interacting with Muppet Show character and my mind was further blown when they threw the Fraggles into the mix.

Here is the scene where Kermit and Robin head down into the Rock to wish the Fraggles a Merry X-mas. Of course a song ensues…

If you get the opportunity to watch the special for the first time, look for a super special cameo towards the end of the show.


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5 thoughts on “Kermit Meets the Fraggles during A Muppet Family Christmas

  1. CT says:

    Here’s the sick kind of Muppet fan I am…I took my DVD, which as you mentioned does not have all the music, and ripped it to my computer. Then I found the missing clips on YouTube and downloaded them. Then I pulled all the video into my video editor and spliced together a complete uncut version. Granted, the cut scenes don’t look that great, but the whole thing flows better and it’s the only version we watch at Christmas now.

    Even though this wasn’t Henson’s last actual Muppets project, in a way it is sort of his last big Muppety project and I love that it has Muppets, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock.

  2. Drahken says:

    I saw this several times back in the day & still watch it online pretty often, it ranks right up there with the tale of the bunny picnic.

  3. I have no recollection of this Special at all. Wow. I need to see it though obviously!

    @CT You wouldn’t mind sharing that special with us would you? ;)

  4. Drahken says:

    The complete version of the special is on youtube in multiple parts, plus there’s this one which is the whole special in one go, recorded from it’s original broadcast in 1987, and even seems to include the commercials.

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