I love the Muppeteers. Granted, I haven’t interacted with them much (today was really my first time ever hearing back from one), but from what I’ve observed they’re always really gracious to their fans (well, I’ve heard Frank can be grumpy, but I’ve also heard really positive stories about people meeting him). But yeah, all the videos I’ve seen of people meeting Muppeteers and the stories I’ve heard, Muppeteers are just really all around nice people. I think the fact they don’t get recognized all too often sort of helps. It doesn’t all go to their heads.
Bill did give a really nice reply! And Matt’s silly. Gah, I love ‘em.
I feel like this is somewhat understandable.
The CD starts with eleven songs that are all super upbeat, catchy, happy, silly, and so on, which is totally what you’d expect from a Muppets Christmas album. The only song in those first eleven I’m not super taken with is Pepe’s, which has nothing to do with Pepe. It’s just more about women than Christmas, which I guess should’ve been expected, but, yeah, not as catchy as I would’ve liked. The rest of it is splendid and fun though! My favorite is probably Rizzo and Gonzo singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time” together (but they are my two favorite Muppets, so I may be a little biased).
Then you get to the twelfth song and it’s Kermit singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. It’s just such a shift. It’s so soft, sweet, and sincere. It gave me chills; tears instantly were in my eyes.
Then it goes straight into the next song called “I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus”, which I assumed would be funny since Gonzo and Fozzie sing it. But no! I totally forgot that it’s one of the songs from Letters From Santa! It’s so sweet and Christmasy and, oh man, I had to put my head down so people in my campus’s computer lab wouldn’t see me.
I strongly recommend you all go get this album. It’s a great way to get us all in the Christmas mood!