Saturday, November 1, 2008

There is just something about those muppets!

Nothing beats classic Jim Henson there is just something about the old school muppets that I cannot get enough of. Sure the new CGI graphics that many production companies use these days are great but there is just this quality that Henson brought to his productions that have not been reproduced since his passing.

One of his least known features was actually one of my favorites growing up. The Christmas Toy, originally aired on TV around Christmas, it reminds me a bit of an early version of the Toy Story. The toys are restless as its Christmas eve and new toys will be arriving. If you were a toy what would be your worst fear? The toys are a little upset that the new toys might replace them. Rugby the tiger leads the toys out into the living room to check out the new arrivals but unfortunately one of the new toys is ready to start trouble.

Rugby remembers how amazing it was to be the favorite toy last Christmas and wants to be "unwrapped" again, in the process he lets out this kind of crazy doll who has no idea she is a doll at all and she starts causing trouble. The only problem is the toys have to get back to their room before anyone sees them or they risk loosing their ability to move when the people are sleeping.

The Christmas Toy is a awesome production and you can check it out too as its available on DVD and you can pick up your copy on Amazon!

I have one copy of The Christmas Toy to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the The Christmas Toy and tell me what was your favorite Christmas movie growing up?
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Nov 30th at midnight!

170 Comments:

mverno said...

its a wonderful life truly heart warming

myntric said...

A Christmas Story.. a holiday classic.

Brian M said...

I love A Christmas Story. I remember watching it taped off of tv when I was about 7 or 8 years old, before they starting playing it for 24 hours straight on Christmas day.

reb said...

I always loved frosty the snowman.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I always loved (still do!) It's a Wonderful Life. Thank you!

landmarkusa said...

It's a Wonderful Life was always our family's favorite and brings back fond memories of sitting around and watching it together.

dwhogan said...

A Christmas Carol

Shannon said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Shannon said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Shannon said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Anonymous said...

I really loved The Year Without a Santa Claus with the clay figurines. All the songs were wonderful and The Heatmiser and Snowmiser songs were my favorite.

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Dee said...

LOL! I love them all! I LOVE christmas! I like the classics...rudolph...frosty..and now polar express!!!

Thanks for the chance!

Jesica said...

I like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the best. And I still do. My kids own it now, and we watch it every year.(and sometimes in June)

Jesica said...

I am a subscriber

Suzila said...

March of the Wooden Soldiers with Laurel & Hardy. Thanks for offering this contest!

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VickeC said...

White Christmas was always my favorite,but the kids liked Frosty the snowman,thanks for hte chance


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VickeC said...

I am a subcriber,thanks


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Carol said...

It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite.
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Sandy said...

all the classics are great but my favorite of all time is NAtional Lampoons - why because it makes me laugh and reminds me noone is perfect and Christmas is what you make it-

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drming said...

Charles Dickens---A Christmas Carol

Cheri said...

I loved the claymation version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and still do!!
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Karen B said...

Miracle on 34th Street - the one from the 1940s with Natalie Wood.

Kristie said...

I like a bunch! A few of my favorites are White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

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gibson777 said...

Scrooge

agordon10 said...

I still love Miracle on 34th street

chromiumman said...

it's a wonderful life

peg42 said...

It wouldn't seem like Christmas without my seeing It's a Wonderful Life. Thanks so much for this giveaway

coriwestphal said...

I have to say Rudolph. I loved that Bumble! Thanks for the great contest!

coriwestphal said...

I have to say Rudolph. I loved that Bumble! Thanks for the great contest!

janetfaye said...

When I was growing up I loved, "A Miracle on 34th. Street."

Thank you!

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Tonya said...

It's a Wonderful Life was favorite. I now can't get through the holidays without The Christmas Story!

janetfaye said...

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Vicky H. said...

There was a VHS my dad recorded for us when we were little that included The Christmas Toy, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas. Those and A Garfield Christmas make up my favorite combination of childhood Christmas movies/specials.

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Erica C. said...

christmas story was my favorite

okbarbie5 said...

Gosh...my favorite is A Christmas Carol...thanks for a chance to win this great movie. MY grandchildren and I would really enjoy it!!

Think about it said...

please enter me.
my favorite christmas story is roduplh the red nose reindeer

Richard said...

Definitely A Christmas Story.

patty said...

Tie between a christmas carol and rudolph the red nose reindeer.

traymona said...

My favorite holiday show was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I remember playing Cindy lou Who in a class play when I was in 5th grade. I had 1 whole line..."Can I have a drink of water?" Good thing too because I was terrified standing in front of so many people.
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clc408 said...

Mine was the original Miracle on 34th Street with young Natalie Wood.

stampedwithgrace said...

A Christmas Carol is my favorite!

stampedwithgrace said...

you're on my sidebar :)

sweepmom said...

Growing up my favorite was the year without a santaclause (I think that is the name - the one with the heat mizer).

Becca Ann said...

A Christmas story.. I would watch it over and over every year

redron said...

miracle on 34th street

valerie2350 said...

White Christmas!

Jenn S. said...

The Year Without a Santa Claus was my favorite. I loved the Heat Miser.

Cjnedrow said...

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer!
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Lisa said...

To Gradmothers House we go

Alicia Webster said...

It's A Wonderful Life. I bawl like a baby every stinkin' time.
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wigget said...

rudolph the red nosed reindeer

photomama said...

I love the movie 'the gift'.

and I would love this movie for my kiddo's.
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Finamoon said...

I loved TOYS.

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Finamoon said...

I am a subscriber.
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Sunnyvale said...

A Christmas Story was a favorite

mogrill said...

Definately A Christmas Story and Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas!

furygirl3132 said...

It's not really a movie but my favorite when I was a kid and still to this day is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I love to watch it with my two girls, it's still too cute! Thanks so much for the grat giveaway, my family would love this movie!

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furygirl3132 said...

I am also subscribed, thanks again!

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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really liked Santa Clause growing up. Thank you!
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LIDARKSIDE said...

"It's A Wonderful Life"

risanjax said...

The Christmas Story

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clenna said...

White Christmas - loved it.

clenna said...

I am a subscriber

Veronica said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was my favorite Christmas movie growing up.

Maja said...

A Christmas Story

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Maja said...

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cstironkat said...

I loved the Night Before Christmas with George Gobel as Father Mouse.

Christina said...

My favorite movie was "It's a Wonderful Life"!

Christina said...

I subscribed to your feed!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

A Christmas Story, you'll shoot your eye out!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a subscriber!

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Ann said...

my favorite is THE SNOWMAN (raymond briggs), the animation is excellent and the ending is the perfect mixture of depressing and beautiful.

susan1215 said...

Frosty the Snowman

Teresa690 said...

My favorite has always been A Christmas Story. So funny! Thanks!

Jenndiggy said...

I loved Emmitt Otter's Jugband Christmas.

Skywaywaver said...

The claymation Rudolph, by far!
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Jenna said...

My favorite was always the Christmas Story. It never failed to make me laugh and get me into the Christmas mood. Thanks for the giveaway!

gkstratos said...

A Christmas Story
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kygirl said...

The Christmas Story

poodlemom said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Karen said...

Rudolph !!

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Jenny said...

I loved the cartoon Grinch. Also Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.

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Jenny said...

I have you in my feed list on my blog!

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Amanda said...

The muppets christmas carol - watch it EVERY christmas.

Tara said...

hmmm I love the old Rudolph movies.. I also love The Muppets Christmas Carol!!

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Tara said...

I am a subscriber

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Anonymous said...

My favorite growing up was A Christmas Story. I watch it every year.
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Belinda said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Thanks!
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Smooshy said...

it's a wonderful life!

littlelatina said...

a christmas story!

Ashton7 said...

I love A Christmas Story and also White Christmas. Oh, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. That's probably my all-time favorite!

justicecw said...

I always loved A Christmas Carol...although it also scared me a bit! :) justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

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vmkids said...

miracle on 34th street

RE said...

Who doesn't love a Christmas Story? Thanks for the giveaway!

Erica said...

A Christmas Story.



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Kari said...

I really have to be honest and say A Christmas Story. It's just too funny and we always watch the marathon they have on Christmas Eve.

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

shelley said...

I guess Frosty the snowman was mine thanks

Michele said...

A Christmas Story and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer are my two favorite Christmas movies from growing up.

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Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Molly C. said...

I loved watching Frosty the snowman!

rosannepm said...

Liked the Charlie Brown cartoons

Heather said...

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

MMrussianadoption said...

it was definitely A Christmas Story. I still watch it.

MMrussianadoption said...

I also subscribe

Reyn said...

Frosty the Snowman. I always cried when he melted.

Kandyland29 said...

Christmas Story is the best!

Landy said...

Frosty the snowman.


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Landy said...

I am a subscriber.
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Tamara said...

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.
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Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
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Linda said...

I used to love the animated version of The Grinch.

fancyfeet48 said...

Miracle on 34th Street - the one from the 1940s with Natalie Wood.

caseykelp said...

the orginal Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer. And maybe Yes Virginia there is a Santa Clause. . The Grinch who stole christmas (the cartoon)

lunadelmar said...

growig up I always loved a Christmas Carol, my son in law and I have watched 20 different versions. We have made it our november tradition to watch them all. We have even made a drink called Smoking Bishop that is mentioned in the book and movies
Smoking Bishop
Recipe


5 unpeeled oranges
1 unpeeled grapefruit
36 cloves
1/4 pound of sugar
2 bottles of red wine
1 bottle of port

Thank you for the contest
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Thomas Semesky said...

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Casey Becher said...

I always loved Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Julie D said...

The original Grinch. "Put one foot in front of the other..." (That was the Grinch, wasn't it?)

Julie D said...

I have your button on my blog.

redfuzzycow said...

my fave was definitely a christmas story

Tanya W. said...

The Grinch That Stole Christmas

laydeebuglove said...

A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are two of my favorite movies of all time, AND they happen to be Christmas ones! Hope to win the contest. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite movie all around.

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Raspberry Light Bulb said...

My favorite growing up was the Christmas Carol and it is still my favorite. However I don't get scared when the ghosts come anymore! LOL

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Your button is in my sidebarand thanks so much!

Chelle said...

My favorite Christmas movies are Garfield's Christmas and Peanuts Christmas. It's hard to find the Garfield one, but so good, especially when everybody goes "oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh" when they plug in the christmas tree!

Thanks for the chance to enter and win! I don't like to leave email addresses in comments - but if you follow my link to itmightbelove.com you can leave me a comment there or use the contact form! Thanks again!

kathy55439 said...

hard to pick on but I guess I would have to say It's a Wonderful Life

twbellamy said...

It's A Wonderful Life.

smythbr said...

Rudolph

Melissa said...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Kimberly L said...

Growing up and still one of my favorites is Rudolph

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TXsunlover said...

I love A Christmas Story. I still watch it when they do the marathon every year.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I'm a subscriber!
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denyse said...

A Christmas Story
Thanks for a great giveaway:)

salina munson said...

a christmas story is my favorite. i never get tired of seeing it.

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chazvgo said...

Its a wonderful life.

Ken said...

Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Steph said...

My favorite is the classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

artmarcia said...

My favorite is another Jim Henson movie, "Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas."

yellowlabs said...

A Christmas Carol is my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

okbarbie5 said...

I love A Christmas Carol and watch it every year!!! Thanks

SeahorseLady said...

It's a Wonderful Life has always been a family favorite.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

"It's a Wonderful Life"

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paula h said...

Mine was Frosty the Snowman and The Little Drummer Boy.

trudee said...

a christmas story

Heather said...

Those claymation shows, like frosty and rudolph...but then it was The Christmas Story.

Samantha P said...

Home Alone! that's such a great movie!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

Michael said...

When I was very young my favorite was "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," probably because it was animated. As I grew older my favorite became "It's A Wonderful Life." Either way I couldn't go wrong - they are both classics :)

judybrittle said...

Miracle On 34th Street still a great movie. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber

cigar666 said...

It's a Wonderful Life

soonergal11 said...

It's not Christmas without It's a Wonderful Life!

soonergal11 said...

I'm a subsciber!

soonergal11 said...

I'm a subsciber!

robt6 said...

My favorite is Miracle on 34th street, enter me please.

JOYVEN said...

White Christmas

Sandy said...

A Christmas Story - too funny

tlcfromtn said...

My favorite Christmas movie growing up was How The Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version). Thanks!

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LeeAnn P. said...

Rudolf the red nosed reindeer. The abominable snowman scared me every time!
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Anonymous said...

It would have to be the one and only original film "A Christmas Carol" starring Alistair Sim.

Jayme Isaacs said...

My Favorite Christmas Movie Growing Up Is Its A Wonderful Life
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Im A Subscriber

Ashley said...

A christmas story!
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Kelly said...

the christmas story!

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