"A Muppets Christmas," with Krakowski, Lane, Martin and Goldberg, Airs Dec. 17

News   "A Muppets Christmas," with Krakowski, Lane, Martin and Goldberg, Airs Dec. 17 The new holiday special "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" makes its world premiere on NBC Dec. 17 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
Jane Krakowski and Madison Pettis amid Muppets
Jane Krakowski and Madison Pettis amid Muppets Photo by Eric Liebowitz

Voiceover talent for the one-hour program includes Uma Thurman, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Jesse L. Martin, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Whoopi Goldberg. "On Christmas Eve the Muppets mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus in the North Pole — leaving three Christmas wishes at stake," according to press notes. "Kermit rounds up his fearless friends to get to the North Pole before Santa makes his rounds on Christmas Eve and as usual, nothing — not even Miss Piggy's planned trip to the tropics — can stand between the Muppets and a joyful Christmas. In typical Muppets fashion, chaos and humor ensue as they try to find a way to the North Pole, but will they make it in time?"

The winter TV offering boasts songs by Paul Williams, who penned the score to "The Muppet Movie." TV watchers can also expect, of course, appearances by Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and Miss Piggy, among other Muppet friends.

For more information visit www.nbc.com.

Nathan Lane with Muppets
Nathan Lane with Muppets Photo by Eric Liebowitz