Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Cassettes: 4 The Muppets!

Welcome to the Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks 12 Days of Christmas celebration extravaganza!!! (Don't send me messages telling me that the 12 days of Christmas actually BEGIN on Christmas and end on January 6th, with the Epiphany. I know. But I'm not celebrating that way... so let us quickly move along.)

Today's cassettes are Muppet themed! This is a topic near and dear to my heart, and if you'd like to hear me TALK a bit more about the Muppets in general, be sure to check out the Muppets discussion between Erik Johnson, Jason Roberts, and myself over at the Geek Fallout podcast! But let's just focus today on these two classic Christmas Muppet music collections, shall we? 

First up we have "The Muppet Christmas Carol" which believe it or not, I just watched in its entirety for the first time just this season. I liked it. I've seen clips, and longer portions of the movie before, and I am a BIG fan of the Muppets, so this film is a perfect fit for me. No idea why I've put it off for so long. The copy I found at Goodwill has never even been opened from its cellophane wrapper. That feels like a shame. I don't plan on opening it for now either, as I still have no way to actually play any of these cassette tapes. 

Here's the track list: 

-Side A- 
1. Overture 
2. Room in Your Heart
3. Good King Wenceslas
4. One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
5. Marley and Marley
6. Christmas Past
7. Chairman of the Board
8. Fozziwig's Party
9. When Love is Gone

-Side B- 
10. It Feels Like Christmas
11. Christmas Scat
12. Bless Us All
13. Christmas Future
14. Christmas Morning
15. Thankful Heart
16. Finale - When Love is Found/It Feels Like Christmas
17. When Love is Gone

"This is scary stuff. Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?"
"It's okay. This is culture."

Next up is the "John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together" soundtrack. I remember seeing this John Denver Muppets special sometime as a child... but for the life of me I have no strong, clear, exact memories of it at all. It's weird. 

-Side A- 
1. Twelve Days of Christmas
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3. The Peace Carol
4. Christmas is Coming
5. A Baby Just Like You
6. Deck the Halls
7. When the River Meets the Sea

-Side B- 
8. Little Saint Nick
9. NOEL: Christmas Eve, 1913
10. The Christmas Wish
11. Medley: Alfie: The Christmas Tree/Carol For a Christmas Tree/It's in Every One of Us
12. Silent Night, Holy Night
13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

I'll be going right up through Christmas day itself posting, so be sure to join me back here tomorrow for more of the 12 Days of Christmas Cassettes celebration!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Hunting!


  1. We had John Denver & The Muppets on vinyl growing up, and it's one of my absolute childhood favorites. I love that duet with Rowlf, singing Have Yourself a Merry Christmas. So good, man.

  2. I can't believe you haven't seen The Muppert Christmas Carol until now! I've watched it like 5 times already this month alone, lol. Better late than never though. I love Marley & Marley! I could sing that all month and never get sick of it, good stuff. :)

  3. The Muppets Christmas Carol is one of my favorite versions of the story. Funnily enough, it's one of the more accurate, except for the talking animals and fruit.

  4. Yeah, we did our Muppets podcast and then Nerd Lunch had to run in and do a whole episode about Muppet Christmas Specials a few weeks later!

    Wait, you don't have a way to play these? You're telling me the Goodwill has all these cassettes but no stereo or other tape players?


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