Fans of classic muppets (and Jim Henson) in general are about to to get the best Christmas gift of all. For two nights in December, Fathom Events will be bringing Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rockto theaters! These two specials were previously seen on TV many years ago but haven’t been widely available since. This will be the first time either special has screened in theaters and you’ll be able to see it nationwide as a double feature!
Titled Jim Henson’s Holiday Special, the two films will screen together on Monday, December 10, and again on Sunday, December 16. It will play at 4PM and 7PM on December 10 and 1PM and 4PM on December 16. You can pick up tickets and learn more info at the Fathom Events website here.
Below are the summaries of both movies, in case you need to brush up!
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Based on a book by Russell and Lillian Hoben, this beloved Christmas story, with music from Paul Williams and an all-puppet cast of woodland creatures, tells the story of Ma and Emmet Otter – a family that has little more than each other. When a talent show is held in town, a fifty-dollar prize gives them each hope of buying the other a real present this year.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock
Deftly addressing the melancholy many people feel during the holidays as they struggle to find meaning in the special time of year “The Bells of Fraggle Rock” begins as Gobo Fraggle wonders why he doesn’t have his normal excitement over The Festival of the Bells, the most wonderful day of the year for Fraggles. Though his friends try to cheer him up, Gobo ventures on an expedition to the center of Fraggle Rock – a journey that teaches him the importance of individual faith.
For all classic Muppet fans this is sure to be a treat!