It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

2002 NBC television film directed by Kirk Thatcher

It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC Christmas television movie. It was directed by Kirk R. Thatcher and was produced by Warren Carr and Martin G. Baker. It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie was released on November 29, 2002. The movie stars The Muppets, Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Matthew Lillard, Joan Cusack, and the cast of Scrubs. It is a homage to Frank Capra's 1946 movie, It's a Wonderful Life.

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Directed byKirk R. Thatcher
Produced byWarren Carr
Martin G. Baker
Written byTom Martin
Jim Lewis
StarringThe Muppets
David Arquette
Joan Cusack
Matthew Lillard
Whoopi Goldberg
Music byMark Watters
CinematographyTony Westman
Edited byGregg Featherman
Release date
November 29, 2002
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million

The movie gained positive reviews from critics and holds a 90% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] The movie was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song "Everyone Matters".[2]





  1. "It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  2. "Outstanding Music and Lyrics 2003". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2014-11-15.

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