Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)



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Critic Reviews for Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

The kind of Christmas special you could wrap in tissue when the season's over and store carefully in a box in the attic.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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While these one-off characters aren't as popular as their Muppet counterparts, Henson's team, including the great Paul Williams penning songs, brings to life a charming tale of how selflessness can lead to a rare occurrence.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 15, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Early Muppet TV special with warmth, tunes, critters.

Dec 15, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A thing of wonder, one of the all-time great Christmas specials.

Dec 16, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The greatest agnostic redneck holiday puppetshow ever devised.

Mar 1, 2005 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas stories from childhood.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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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.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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Cute for the kids.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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I may have watched this 1000 times when I was little.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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