There is very little that compares to the amazing ability of those who work at The Jim Henson Company. The Muppet Show, the muppet movies and yes Sesame Street. When I received the special Sesame Street Christmas dvd from Legend Entertainment Alliance in the mail my first thought was "I’m not a kid anymore", but than when I looked on the package and saw all the great singers and actors that were in this special my excitement began to grow.
A Special Sesame Street Christmas is a Sesame Street’s take on A Christmas Carol with you guessed it Oscar the Grouch as cantankerous old scrooge himself. Who else?! This 1978 made-for-TV special features such stars as Anne Murray, Leslie Uggams, Ethel Merman, Dick Smothers, Imogene Coca, Henry Fonda and a albeit brief appearance by a young Michael Jackson.
This special is not the greatest the muppet factory ever churned out, but there is a certain charm in this variety show. That’s something I doubt we will ever see again; the variety show. Filled with fun and music, A Special Sesame Street Christmas is differently one all muppet fans shouldn’t be without.
So I recommend you head over to www.SesameStreetChristmas.com or your local DVD provider and pick up a copy of A Special Sesame Street Christmas and make it a regular part of your holiday season.
Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: All Audiences
Length: 50 minutes
Our Rating: B