Appreciating: Elmo Saves Christmas

In ‘Appreciating’, we either take the time to appreciate some of the Muppet specials that always don’t get the love the deserve, or we attempt to find the good in the bad productions… Jarrod Fairclough – Ask me at any time throughout the year to sing a Christmas carol, and 9 times out of 10 I’ll…

Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Lightning

Michael Wermuth Jnr. LIGHTNING Best-known Role: A young reindeer-in-training, who can fly faster than the speed of lightning. Most Notable Appearance: Elmo Saves Christmas, 1996 Performer: Joey Mazzarino WHO IS LIGHTNING? Lightning is a young reindeer who resides at the North Pole, featured most prominently in the Sesame Street special Elmo Saves Christmas. He’s too…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Elmo Saves Christmas

Michael Wermuth – Elmo Saves Christmas is a Sesame Street special from 1996. The special begins with Telly, Zoe, and Baby Bear spending Christmas with Maya Angelou, for some reason. When they express a desire for every day to be Christmas, Maya tells them the story of “the time Elmo saved Christmas, and almost lost it…