Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas (2008)

Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas


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The Muppets meet mayhem once again after accidentally intercepting three letters en route to the North Pole. Before long, the Muppet gang has put aside their own holiday vacation plans and set off to find Santa Claus in hopes of putting the letters in the hands they were intended for before it's too late. Among the guest stars are Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Jane Krakowski, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Kids & Family
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Written By: Jim Henson, Hugh Fink, Andrew Sampson, Scott Ganz, Paul Williams
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On DVD: Sep 29, 2009

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Critic Reviews for Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas

All Critics (4)

...a charming Christmas special that kids will enjoy while parents get the jokes that fly over their heads.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
7M Pictures

...an entirely needless piece of work...

Full Review… | November 29, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

The Muppets are back in near-top form this outing, buoyed by the energetic performances of their human special guest stars.

Full Review… | September 27, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Letters to Santa may not be the grand return Muppet fans have wanted for years, but it's a nice first step.

Full Review… | January 14, 2009

Audience Reviews for Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas


It would be Christmas without the Muppets, not for me anyway. They are now popular again thanks to their new movie, quite rightly so but I never gave up on them and even though this is not their greatest outing (or their greatest Christmas special) it's still good. Sure, I'd happily watch them stand still for an hour but there is enough of their character and their humour to see beyond the typical Disney Christmas schmaltz that is on display. To be honest, the 10 minute + out takes reel is better than the film and worth watching alone for - it is very very funny.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Short movie about the muppets travelling to the north pole to deliver letters to Santa. All the favourite muppets are there. A few celebrities too eg Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

With Brian Henson having sold to Disney, it's no surprise that The Muppets are becoming a bit more sugary. Luckily, they still have all their traits, even if the humour isn't quite as strong. I was also unable to distinguish between Oz's voice and his replacement, so that didn't become a distraction until afterwards. Letters to Santa starts as a big Hurrah for the American postal service, and then becomes a bit sappy. There's still plenty of jokes, most of which work, and the cameos are a real treat. Nathan Lane and Bobo the Bear work great as a comedy duo. It's really only 45 minutes long and the rest is taken up with outtakes. These outtakes are the highlight of the film, as you see the real genius of the puppeteers. When they mess up, they don't just throw the character out the window or leave the puppet lifeless, they act out their goof AS the puppet. More of this kind of talent needed to be displayed in the film itself. A fair enough Muppets Christmas special.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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