Thanksgiving & the Muppets | Muppet Monday

Somehow it is this time of year again. Time for stuffing, chats around a dining room table, your dad snoring in the living room as he “watches” football with your husband. With all the traditions I do look forward to on Turkey Day (my husband’s homemade apple pie!), I realized there are quite of few related to the Muppets (and I haven’t even done this on purpose).Β Here’s the honest truth:

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and missing Kermit.

I’m positive I jinxed the Kermit balloon ever since I visited the pre-parade walk through in 2012. Since then, Kermit has been taking a sabbatical from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. It’s true he’s taken off some time before, so who knows, maybe in a few years he’ll return bright and shiny and lovely as always. But until then, I’ll miss him flying in the air (but not so much I won’t watch until Santa appears on my television).

Listening to Christmas carols sung by the Muppets.

We have this unofficial (depending on who you talk to) rule about listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving so I’m more than pumped to switch playlists and let all the carols warm my heart in just a few days. This include the Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrack, and a few other fun albums featuring my favorite guys. Guys, Gonzo can sing a beautiful holiday song.

Reminiscing about the 3-year anniversary of The Muppets film.

Where would we be without “Life’s a Happy Song”? It may not be the Muppet movie that changed our lives (though, it could be for some people) but I have fond memories of our family retreat to the movies, where I cried and cried through the whole thing and acted like a tiny psychopath, er, I mean Muppet fangirl. It was the EVENT of the holiday season, and this just might mean, I have to give it another watch. Who’s with me?

Forget all about that horrific Lady Gaga holiday special from last Thanksgiving.

Um, well. At least the Muppets were on TV? But it could have been SO MUCH BETTER. (Lady Gaga needed to wear an ugly holiday sweater, that is for sure.) I still can’t get Walter dancing out of my head though. He was the star.

Last but not least… hanging out with my version of The Muppets

Let’s be real. Holidays are not easy, especially when you are hanging out with family you haven’t seen in awhile. There’s food, there’s chatting, there is wine, and then sometimes… there are mini-arguments. But like the Muppets (and almost all their movie conflicts) they persevere and come together, perhaps with a song and dance. I can’t promise there will be singing and dancing in my household but I do know we’ll be happy to be together again.

On behalf of my Muppet friends and me (duh!), here’s wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

(Even if it’s significantly less Muppet-y than my own.)

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