Twelve Days of Muppet Christmas, Part 6
The Christmas Toy (1986)
Directed by Eric Till
Written by Laura Phillips
Dave Goelz (Rugby Tiger, Ditz), Steve Whitmire (Mew), Kathryn Mullen (Apple), Jerry Nelson (Balthazar), Richard Hunt (Belmont), Camille Bonara (Meteora), Brian Henson (Cruiser), and Jim Henson (Kermit the Frog, Jack in the Box)
The Christmas Toy is the first Muppet Christmas special since Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas to not star existing Muppet characters. Narrated by Kermit the Frog, the special follows Rugby Tiger, Mew, and other toys on Christmas Eve. Rugby worries he’ll be replaced by the shiny new toy Meteora, but only ends up risking the life of his friend Mew. Music and lyrics for the special were written by Sesame Street songsmith Jeff Moss.
The Christmas Toy can be purchased on cut DVD at Amazon here: