A Christmas Advent Calendar #23: It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Abby Bozek

One of the most nostalgic movies of the season. Released in 2002 by NBC Studios, this movie is a run off of the 1946’s It’s A Wonderful Life. Yet for early 2000s kids, this plotline and movie will surely bring up a plethora of nostalgia to It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie


The plot is simple. The Muppets have to pay their rent for their theatre during the holiday season, and they don’t have the money. The deadline is soon. Rachel Bitterman (a stubborn banker) is pressuring Kermit to pay, and pay soon. The deadline closes in, and they have to go and pay the money. Kermit tries to get a celebrity in on the mix to help raise the money, but to no avail. Hearing that the deadline was switched from 12 a.m to 6 p.m, Kermit sends Fozzie to the bank to pay Bitterman. Yet when he gets there, he realizes that he grabbed the wrong bag; he doesn’t have the money. Will they save the theatre? Will the bank owner turn the theatre into a nightclub? Will they save Christmas? Watch and find out. 


Personally, when rewatching this movie I experienced a heavy amount of nostalgia that can only be equated to the warmth of my childhood. This holiday season I couldn’t recommend anything more than cozying up with a fuzzy blanket, a warm hot chocolate, and It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas