Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas [Anniversary Edition] [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (69 out of 69)

Special Features


  • Behind the Scenes In Frogtown Hollow
  • Deleted Alternate Scenes
  • Lost Song: "Born In A Trunk"
  • Outtakes

Synopsis


Featuring a heart-warming story, the trademark Jim Henson wit, and beautiful songs, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas originally aired as an HBO special. The story is a spin on the classic "Gift of the Magi," with the impoverished Emmet and his Ma each making a sacrifice in the hopes that it will help them win the yearly talent show, and enough money to buy the other a Christmas gift. Purists, take note: There have been multiple edits of Emmet Otter released over the years, with minor but noticible changes to dialogue, and the addition/removal of scenes featuring Kermit the Frog.

Cast & Crew


  • Jerry Nelson
  • Frank Oz
  • Marilyn Sokol
  • Dave Goelz
  • Richard Hunt



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas Classic

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    Moviebuffmel
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    Aside from the edits made and being a reissued DVD, I still consider this one a Muppet classic for all ages. The story is well-written, the songs by Paul Williams are catchy and the characters are just great. The bonus features (again, carried over from the previous DVD) are worth a look including a very in-depth documentary that I'm sure will please fans. Also, check out the bloopers for some great Muppet mayhem. This is hand's down a Christmas classic I will never get tired of and enjoy every year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Muppet fans

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    Vonbren
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    This is one of my wife's favorite movies to watch during the holidays. There are a few one liners, but all in the Muppet fashion. The story fixed on the subject of a family sacrificing for each other in an effort to give the other what they want during tough times. In the end they find out making each other happy is the real gift and stumble upon the way to more prosperity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My Wife Loves It

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    gamer
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    My wife loves this movie. Remembers it from her childhood. Good values and morals in the film. The only problem is the movie doesn't look like it had a very good transfer to DVD. Visual quality is lacking, but it's an old movie. Still a fun watch for the family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Classic - But not the original cut

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    Neurepublik
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    My wife and I were excited to get this on DVD. We both saw it on HBO as kids. This version is edited somewhat from the original. All the scenes with Kermit the Frog are not in this version. That should only bother folks who saw it on HBO back in the 70s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST OF THE BEST

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    BigBear
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    You will love this Video. It is one of the best you will see. I have watched it several times over the last years, and I intend to watch it again, at least once a Year. It is Fantastic, and OLD AND YOUNG love it,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings back memories

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    bon7953

    My older daughter is 36. We watched this when she was young. We were so happy to see it on DVD this year. She got it for her kids and I bought it to share with my 14 yr old. It is a heartwarming story with some good songs. Both kids and adults loved it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brought back so many memories!

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    Joylu
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    I couldn't believe it when I found this at Best Buy! And for a super cheap price! I grew up watching emmet otter and his friends and cannot begin to tell you what a trip down memory lane this was for me, highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but this is edited version

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    JohnnyM
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    Recommended at the great price I got it for during holiday sales, but note that this is the edited version without all or most of the kermit the frog pieces. I hope they eventually release the original uncut version.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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