Today’s song is a little different. The reason I picked Thankful Heart is not so much the song itself as the movie it represents: The Muppet Christmas Carol, which has to be my favorite holiday movie of all time, my favorite adaptation of A Christmas Carol of all time, and one of my favorite Muppet movies of all time. It’s got everything: romance, drama, redemption, time travel, ghosts, ice-skating penguins, a self-described omniscient narrator, and of course a perfectly suited musical score. This particular song is rather catchy and also wonderfully captures the spirit of the Christmas season. Plus, it leads up to one of the most heartwarming and amusing scenes at the end of the film, but I won’t spoil that part — if you can get your hands on a copy, check it out and see what happens!
You can now get the entire series of songs as a Spotify playlist.