Leos — those born between July 23 and August 22 — are renowned for their extravagance, passion, and love for having fun with friends. They are creative fire signs, who, despite their occasional vanity, are also generous, cheerful, and fond of entertaining. Coincidentally enough, the embrace of generosity and a desire to be surrounded by friends are also the main themes in the 1987 Muppet TV special “A Muppet Family Christmas.”
“Muppet Family” sees Jim Henson’s robust Muppet gang spending Christmas together with Fozzie Bear at his mother’s farm. Since Fozzie’s mother Emily loves surprises, they’ve elected not to tell her they’re coming, which results in numerous amusing logistical complications. Miss Piggy — most certainly a Virgo herself — is late because she’s at a photoshoot and has decided to do some Christmas shopping. The Swedish Chef arrives to cook dinner, Big Bird sings carols, and poor Emily — always the entertainer — must decide where everyone sleeps.
Like fiery Leos, the Muppets are a loud, dramatic bunch when they all get together, but they always find a way to have a good time in the end. Miss Peggy eventually arrives after becoming snowbound in her limo, and the Muppets are able to swap presents and revel in each other’s company, finally celebrating Christmas in a manner of which even Charlie Brown would approve.