Category Archives: The Muppets

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Taxtime Tunes”!

Hi, everyone!

So how are you doing on those taxes, fellow Jammers?

Whether you’re panicking because you’re filing late or breathing a deep sigh of relief because you finished before the deadline, relax and have fun with us on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie!

Yes, we’re filing this annual Jammin’ with Jamie tradition a tad late this year, but unlike filing income taxes late, there’s no penalty for having a tax-themed jam session late… I think.

Either way, you don’t need to file any paperwork to reap the benefits of…

Cha-ching!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Meteorological Melodies”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s March, which means a major upheaval in weather. In the Midwest in particular, it means a mix of heat, snow, wind, rain, rainbows, and more.

So pack your raincoat, winter boots, sunscreen, and all your other weather-braving supplies for this whirlwind jam session, because this week, the forecast calls for…

“Here’s your ‘Local on the 8s’!”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Friendship Follies”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s time to continue another grand and beloved––– by me, anyway––– Jammin’ with Jamie tradition!

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, the intense focus on romantic relationships has become… slightly less intense. But whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, it’s important to remember that other relationships are just as important!

So grab your friends and join us for a flock of…

“Thank you for being a Jammer!”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Love at First Listen Lyrics”!

Hi, everyone!

Next week is Valentine’s Day.

Now that you’ve returned from buying a gift in a panic, let’s move on to this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie theme!

Continuing a grand and beloved (by me, anyway) Jammin’ with Jamie tradition, we’ll be spending Valentine’s Day jammin’ to songs that’ll make us cry… because we’re laughing so hard!

In the first part of a two-part theme, we’ll be dodging Cupid’s arrows to the tune of…

It’s true love!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Stepping Out Solo Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

Love it or loathe it, we’re heading toward Valentine’s Day. Around this time of year, there’s a huge focus on finding someone to share your life with. Most of the focus is on finding a significant other, though there’s a growing movement showing that friendships are just as important.

But we all know what it’s like when you just have to go solo. Rather than stay at home and mope about it, take advantage of it! Do something you’ve always wanted to do, go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, try something new, meet new people, and enjoy it!

The spotlight’s ready, it’s your time, so come on out and seize your moment with a set of…

Get ready for your big solo!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Reflective Wrap-Up Refrains”!

Hi, everyone!

Now that the New Year has arrived, holiday season is officially over. The next major holiday isn’t for another month, and it’s a divisive one, to say the least!

Until then, we’re in this odd “in-between” time: fresh off a series of tightly-packed holidays, still in the midst of winter, and searching for something to look forward to.

But, we can still enjoy this time! If you watched any version of A Christmas Carol during holiday season, you probably heard the line about living “in the past, the present, and the future.”

So, we’re going to take this time to do just that, and jam to a round of…

“Magic mirror on the wall…”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Holiday Celebration Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

There are still more holiday/Christmas/winter tunes under the tree!

Since this Jammin’ with Jamie jam session will jam the morning of Christmas Eve and the first night of Chanukah, many of you will be starting your holiday celebrations, and we’re going to help with some sensational…

Are they also “Muppetational”?-

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Christmas/Holiday Character Carols”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re still unwrapping refrains for the holiday/Christmas/winter season!

This week, we’ll be welcoming some seasonal friends to jam with us!

“But do you recall…”

Christmas/Holiday Movies: “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie”

Hi, everyone!

I had a pretty hectic Halloween season this year, so I wasn’t able to continue my series about Halloween movies. However, I know that my subsequent series on holiday/Christmas/winter movies (and specials) only had half the amount of entries… that is, only two. Yikes.

So, I’m going to rectify that this year, starting…

now!

For those of you who are new (or just don’t remember), this is how this series works…

This month, I’m going to watch (and, in some cases, re-watch) some movies that are perfect for the holiday/Christmas/winter season. These are not reviews, because I’ll only be writing about films I love and recommend. There’s no plan, method, or scientific algorithm to what movies I’m going to watch or how I’m going to structure these entries. I’m just going to have fun with it, and I hope you will, too!

First up, a TV movie that I believe is ridiculously underrated…

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer:

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Plot: The Muppets are putting on a big Christmas show to save their theater, but when everything goes wrong and Kermit the Frog’s spirit seems broken, an angel comes to show him what the world––– and his friends––– would be like if he’d never been born.

I also have a very personal connection to this movie, which you’ll have to read on to find out about!

Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Getting into the Holiday Season Spirit Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, a new season of holiday festivities is upon us!

As you break out the decorations and holiday clothes, grab some hot chocolate and turn your radio to Jammin’ with Jamie as we start…

‘Tis the season!