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‘A Muppet Family Christmas’ is extremely my shit

John Lagomarsino on his lifelong love for the lesser-known Muppet holiday special.
Culture

‘A Muppet Family Christmas’ is extremely my shit

John Lagomarsino on his lifelong love for the lesser-known Muppet holiday special.

For many a millennial, Christmas isn’t complete without a screening of the 1992 feature film A Muppet Christmas Carol. But for Outline Audio Director John Lagomarsino, the holidays are nothing without the 1987 ABC special A Muppet Family Christmas.

The movie — starring characters from all four Muppet franchises: the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Muppet Babies — has changed form over the years, with certain segments getting cut due to music rights reasons, in its slow migration from VHS tapes to DVDs. But the magic of the original lives on forever in Lagomarsino’s memory... and on the personal cut he created using his 1989 taped-from-TV copy. With this episode of Extremely My Shit, allow Lagomarsino to introduce you to the wonders of this undercelebrated Jim Henson classic and explain why, years later, it still holds a special place in his heart.

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