A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Muppets are up to the same old goofy tricks. A few originals are thrown in with some classic holiday songs -- all sung by different Muppets characters. There's nothing to worry about on this CD; every song is very musical, interesting, and perfect for kids of all ages.
What's the story?
Disney's usual A-Team of musicians makes THE MUPPETS: A GREEN AND RED CHRISTMAS an especially enjoyable, kid-friendly holiday treat. A variety of instrumental beds in many musical styles (polka, swing, blues, rock ... you name it) provide support for those expressively goofy Muppet voices. High points include \"'Zat You, Santa Claus?\" and \"Run, Run, Rudolph\" by the Electric Mayhem Band, and \"The Man With the Bag\" performed by Floyd, Animal, and Zoot. The tasteful, understated guitar solo on Kermit's \"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas\" is only one of many examples of the excellent instrumental and production standards on this album.
Is it any good?
The whole project is infused with a bouncy energy. Lyrics are clearly sung and easy for very young children to understand, yet clever enough to appeal to parents and older siblings. And the instrumental tracks, particularly the horns, approach perfection. For charming musical holiday fun, you can't beat the Muppets -- they're family-friendly, clever, and as comfy as a favorite old sweatshirt.
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