The NBC television network is cuddling up with some popular puppets this winter. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a new special titled Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas will join the network’s lineup of holiday offerings.
When Kermit and his pals accidentally stop some letters from being delivered to the North Pole, they set out on a race against time to make sure three kids have a merry Christmas after all. Joining the felt-and-foam cast are live actors Whoopi Goldberg, Sopranos favorites Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa, Harry Potter regular Richard Griffiths and child actor Madison Pettis (The Game Plan). Paul Williams, who penned songs for The Muppet Movie, has also written tunes for this latest adventure.
Sirico and Schirripa were featured in last year’s Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, which also boasted appearances by Ben Stiller and Alicia Keys. That special aired on Disney-owned ABC. Disney also owns the Muppets property, which makes the NBC pick-up a curios move.