Jim Hensons: Emmet Otters Jug-Band Christmas
Mr. Henson has produced and directed one of the most charming Christmas specials of the last several years. Once again, his creations verge on the marvelous, perfectly capturing the Wind in the Willows aspects of Emmet Otter’s story. These really are the nicest folk on the river–and on prime-time television. –The New York Times, 1980
“Jim Henson’s: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” is a wonderful movie with sacrifice as a key theme. Mother Otter and son Emmet live together after Father Otter passes on. He used to sell snake oil, and a running joke is that not everyone wants to oil up a snake! Mother and son are doing odd jobs and barely surviving. When a talent show comes along, the winning prize is $50. Mother Otter sells a tool box to be able to make a dress and enter the contest. She plans to buy Emmet a guitar for Christmas. Emmet enters the talent show too and, although neither wins, they enjoy it and know they sacrificed for each other. Walking home, they start singing and a restaurant owner hears them. A nice surprise awaits.
This is a wholesome and heartwarming movie. It has earned five Doves from us and your entire family can enjoy it together with our Dove seal.