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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
When Muppet creator Jim Henson teamed up with celebrated composer Paul Williams in the '70s, they brought a children's storybook to life with hand puppets, marionettes and original songs. Emmet Otter may not be as popular as other holiday specials, but its artistry is unsurpassed.
In this one-hour special, Emmet, a poor otter from Frogtown Hollow, sets out to earn enough money to buy his mother something nice for Christmas. He teams up with his friends to form a jug band—complete with a washboard player—to compete in a talent competition.