‘We Need a Little Christmas’

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The Holidays are full of traditions and being away from home this time of year has me clinging to some of the traditions I can replicate overseas.  Today I was talking with a friend about things we watch every year and it made me realize I was overdue to watch my absolute favorite Christmas tradition: A Muppet Family Christmas.

The Muppets totally have a stake in the holiday movie game with a Muppet’s Christmas Carol, but my favorite is still A Muppet Family Christmas.  When I was 1 or 2 my mom taped A Muppet Family Christmas off the TV and I am pretty sure it has found its way onto our TV and into our lives.  It might not be the most obvious choice of Christmas or holiday viewing options, but it is definitely my favorite.  I have a soft spot for the Muppets and anything Jim Henson related, plus it also includes the Fraggles (who are still awesome, just ask Ben Folds). The songs are lovely, and some are on John Devner’s Christmas Album with the Muppets.  It’s a great hour that’s sweet without giving you cavities, and I highly recommend it.

Also I’ve grown really accustomed to the random 80′s holiday commercials that accompany the VHS we have at home. Today when watching the Muppet’s on YouTube I find myself wanting to ‘grab on to that M&M’s feeling’ and watching the Crispy Critters Cereal commercial. I am really happy that I found this version that has some of the same awesomely cheesy commercials built right in!

I’ve also been making my very own Christmas tree so I’d have something to put my presents under but without buying a tree for one year and creating a lot of waste.  Instead, I made my own out of washi tape!  I’m still in the process of making more ornaments, and I think it’s coming along nicely.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this random peek into my childhood holiday tradition.  To misquote one of my favorite lines from the special: I may be a bit of a weirdo, but I’m a nice weirdo.

From Busan with Muppet Love,
Jenna

P.S. My Mom sent my gifts wrapped in my Christmas box and is asking me to wait until right before I leave for Cambodia to open them, so until then they are sitting nicely under my tree.


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