Muppets Christmas, A: Letters to Santa (television) Musical TV special, first aired on NBC on December 17, 2008. When Kermit and the gang cause three letters on their way to Santa Claus to go missing, the troupe sets off to save Christmas for the letter writers. Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher. The Muppets are joined by Nathan Lane (Officer Meany), Whoopi Goldberg (cab driver), Richard Griffiths (Santa Claus), Jane Krakowski (Claire’s mom), Jesse L. Martin (postal worker), Petra Nemcova (Beaker’s girlfriend), Uma Thurman (Joy), Tony Sirico (Mafia guy), Steve Schirripa (Mafia guy), Michael Bloomberg (himself), Madison Pettis (Claire), and Paul Williams (Elf). 60 min. A production of The Muppet Studio.