I remember laying in front of my television after dinner, swinging my legs back and forth in my jammies, and anxiously awaiting The Muppet Show with my family.  I rooted for Kermit and Miss Piggy, wanted to snuggle Fozzie Bear and thought Animal was the coolest Muppet of them all.

The series, sadly, ended many years ago.

But today, Thanksgiving Day 2011, Jim Henson’s Muppets gather together and burst onto the big screen once again!  Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie, and a new Muppet, Howard, bring back laughter, music and joy to children – and adults – everywhere!

The Muppets Movie ROCKS!

I was very privileged to have seen this movie at a preview screening and if it were not for the fact that we drove all day, I would go back and see it today, on opening day again!

The cleverly told tale of the Muppets rise and fall and rise again is full of great one liners and lighthearted fun for the whole family.  I loved the story line, the musical numbers were awesome – Am I a Muppet or A Man alone is beyond hysterical and reason enough to go see this movie – and Amy Adams and Jason Segal are sweet and fun in their roles!  It really was a walk down memory lane with a modernized update.

I would say it is a children’s movie, but it is not.  My husband and I sat laughing and caring and hoping right along our three young girls.

This holiday season, take a moment to head to the movies and introduce your children to The Muppets.  If your anything like me, you’ll enjoy watching them watch your childhood friends more than curling up in front of the TV those many years ago.  And discover, like I did, that The Muppets Movie is more than just a Rainbow Connection!