Okay, this has to be a new land-speed record for me contradicting myself - but some TV is wonderful after all. Like this.
"The Christmas Toy" is a Muppet special from 1986. It isn't available on DVD so I'm so glad it's on YouTube. Watch all five parts - even with the yucky YouTube resolution, it's still fantastic.
It's making my night happy as I curl up in my sweats and sniffle. (And write Christmas cards.)