A Muppet Christmas SpecialNBC just announced that this Christmas we’ll be seeing Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang in an all new Muppets Holiday Special!

“Letters to Santa – A Muppets Christmas” is set on Christmas Eve when Kermit and company mistakenly avert three letters en route to Santa Claus, which triggers a race against time to bring a happy Christmas to the kids whose wishes were lost in the mail (source).

The holiday special stars Whoopi Goldberg (who doesn’t love Whoopi?), Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa (both from “The Sopranos”), Richard Griffiths, and Madison Pettis, with original songs written by Paul Williams.  This past year Sirico and Schirripa co-starred in “Elmo’s Christmas Countdown” for ABC.

This news comes hot off the discovery that Kermit the Frog is in fact Christian Bale.