GenreComedy, Family, Music Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateDecember 17, 2008 WriterHugh Fink (teleplay), Scott Ganz (teleplay), Andrew Samson (teleplay), Paul Williams (teleplay), Paul Williams (story), Hugh Fink (story), Scott Ganz (story), Andrew Samson (story) SongsDelivering Christmas CastSteve Whitmire (Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice)), Dave Goelz (The Great Gonzo / Waldorf / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot (voice)), Bill Barretta (Pepe the Prawn / Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Bobo the Bear / Husband Pigeon (voice)), Eric Jacobson (Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)), Michael Bloomberg (Himself (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)), Whoopi Goldberg (Taxi Driver) Similar moviesDave Goelz and Steve Whitmire appear in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is a 2008 NBC television special, directed by Kirk R. Thatcher and produced by The Muppets Studio, featuring The Muppets in a Christmas mission to personally deliver three letters to Santa, accidentally diverted by Gonzo, to the North Pole. The special, shot in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD.
When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole. Along the way, they discover that Christmas is the time to be with those you care about most, as they dash home to make a friends Christmas wish come true.
On Christmas Eve, the Muppets go to the post office in New York City to deliver each of their letters to Santa Claus (Richard Griffiths). When they head back to their apartment, Gonzo discovers that three letters wound up in his coat from a mishap there. One of those letters he recognizes as being written by his friend, a neighbor girl named Claire (Madison Pettis). On Gonzos insistence, the principal Muppets decide to go to the North Pole and deliver them personally.
The Muppets end up getting tickets from a North Pole Airlines clerk named Joy (Uma Thurman) and getting caught by a bitter security guard Officer Frank Meany (Nathan Lane) who for being a bully perpetually ended up on Santas naughty list. He and Bobo the Bear allow the Muppets to pass through.
They eventually reach the North Pole, only to find out that Santa has already left to deliver the presents. Santa overhears their grieving and returns. While on a sleigh ride, they hand him Claires letter and the other two which are revealed to have come from Frank Meany (who wants to be taken off the naughty list) and Pepe the King Prawn. Santa brings them home to New York in time to spend the rest of the holiday with Claire and her mom, which was all Claire wanted in the first place.
Madison Pettis - Claire
Jane Krakowski - Claires Mom
Richard Griffiths - Santa Claus
Nathan Lane - Officer Frank Meany
Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Statler
Dave Goelz - Gonzo the Great, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Waldorf
Eric Jacobson - Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle
Matt Vogel - Robin the Frog,Camilla the Chicken, Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Pigeon Son
Bill Barretta - Pepe the King Prawn, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, The Swedish Chef, Bobo the Bear, Pigeon Dad
David Rudman - Scooter, Janice
Noel MacNeal - Sweetums
Tyler Bunch - Pigeon Mom
Additional Muppets performed by Heather Asch, Stephanie DAbruzzo, James Godwin, John Kennedy, James Kroupa, Tim Lagasse, Bruce Lanoil, Peter Linz, Jim Martin, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Martin P. Robinson, Paul McGinnis, and Allan Trautman.
Cameo guest stars
Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Himself
Whoopi Goldberg - Cab Driver
Jesse L. Martin - Postal Worker
Petra Nemcova - Beakers Girlfriend
Steve Schirripa - Mafia Guy
Tony Sirico - Mafia Guy
Uma Thurman - Joy
Paul Williams - Chief Christmas Elf
This is the fourth time that songwriter Paul Williams has contributed songs to the Muppets. A version of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by The Crystals was also used during the opening credits.
Delivering Christmas (2)
Its All About Heart (I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus)
4 (My Best Christmas Yet)
Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire appear in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and The Muppets are part of the same movie series. Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire appear in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and Muppets Most Wanted. Paul Williams composed the music for A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and The Muppet Movie. Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire appear in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and The Muppets Take Manhattan.