The Muppet Christmas Carol is among the most beloved holiday movies ever; It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas is among the weirdest. But many Jim Henson fans also hold 1977's Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, based on the 1971 book by Russell and Lillian Hoban, near and dear. Its heartwarming riff on O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” endures for so many magical reasons.
Here are 10 elements that have made Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas a perennial favorite. You can stream it now on Prime Video.