I’m beginning to get into the holiday spirit — which unfortunately means feeling stressed over everything that has to be done by the end of the year as much as enjoying the lights and goodwill — so I was happy to see the Henson Company posting this clip to YouTube:
It’s one of the best musical numbers (written by Paul Williams) from my favorite Christmas special, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. I advise everyone own and watch it every year, because it’s wonderfully done and a great reminder of what’s important without being holiday-heavy. Where else can you see woodland creatures singing about picnics?
I have the Collector’s Edition DVD, which has a lot of nifty behind-the-scenes and flashback extras, although it’s no longer in print. Now, there’s a Jim Henson-branded version available. I can’t seem to find any useful information on how they differ, though. Hopefully, not much.