It's gonna be a green Muppets Christmas


NBC is getting into the holiday spirit with "Letters to Santa — A Muppets Christmas."

Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa, Richard Griffiths and Madison Pettis are set to star in the special with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang.

"Letters" is set on Christmas Eve, when Kermit and company mistakenly avert three letters en route to Santa Claus, triggering a race against time to bring a happy Christmas to the kids whose wishes were lost in the mail.

The special, from Muppets Prods., will feature songs by "The Muppet Movie" songwriter Paul Williams.

Goldberg is repped by WMA. Sirico is with McGowan Management. (partialdiff)