Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
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Critic Reviews for Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
That rowing scene? It's the equivalent of watching a ventriloquist work his dummy while drinking a glass of water. Such technical wizardry abounds in Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.
A thing of wonder, one of the all-time great Christmas specials.
Audience Reviews for Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
One of my favorite Christmas stories from childhood.
Loved this when I was a kid and even then it kind of depressed me. I know it was the 70s but how the hell can anyone get excited about earning 50 cents or even winning $50? I'll admit that's my own baggage. The old school puppetry is still great and the Riverbottom Nightmare Band still rocks 30 years later. I'll openly admit that most of the appeal for Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas is its nostalgia but it's still fun (even if it is hokey) and doesn't really overstay its welcome.
Cute for the kids.
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