PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, "Joe Iconis & Family" Pick Favorite Holiday Tunes

By Michael Gioia
20 Dec 2013

Liz Lark Brown: "A Christmas Together 1979" (John Denver and The Muppets). I spent a while trying to think of my favorite Christmas song and, instead, realized that Christmas is not Christmas without hearing the album based on the John Denver and The Muppets – "A Christmas Together" TV special — the whole thing. The Muppets are where I got my first ideas of "show business" and the backstage goings-on as well as witty wordplay and goofiness all rolled together. It is childhood; it is nostalgia; it is also very close to what Joe puts together with The Family… although Fozzie never ran blue.