Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Holiday Film  |   Release Date - Jul 22, 1977 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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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.

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contest, country-music, folk-music, holiday, rock-music, talent