Home video releases of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. See also: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas edits.

In 1983, four Muppet Home Video titles were released under the heading "Tales from Muppetland". They were Hey Cinderella!, The Frog Prince, The Muppet Musicians of Bremen and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. In addition to VHS, these titles were released on Beta, Laserdisc, and CED. 1983 also saw the release of the 4 programs in the UK by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video (forerunner to Columbia Tristar Home Video) again under the Muppet Home Video banner. There were 2 volumes each containing 2 programs. Volume 1 contained Hey Cinderella and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas; Volume 2 contained The Frog Prince and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen. These programs are the same versions as released in the US.

Disney's Buena Vista Home Video released Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas on VHS in 1996.

The special aired on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.

In 1998, Columbia Tri-Star Home Video released Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas under its new "Jim Henson Home Entertainment" line, and in 2001 released the same version on DVD.

The special aired on Odyssey Network in 1999.

In 2005, HIT Entertainment released the Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: Collector's Edition DVD featuring "Never-Before-Seen Footage", an in-depth documentary and other newly created bonus features. The DVD was re-issued in 2008 by Lionsgate under the "Jim Henson's Christmas Classic" banner.

In 2008, the special was released on iTunes as a digital download; and in 2011, the special became available for a time via Netflix's "watch instantly" streaming service.

On December 12, 2015, a remastered version of the 1980 edition aired on ABC Family. A 40th Anniversary DVD of the special was released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on October 10, 2017, featuring the same widescreen remaster as the 2015 broadcast with the edited scenes reinstated. Kermit's introduction and closing scenes are restored, but his narration during the special is omitted. Sony released a Blu-ray of the special on December 18, 2018.

VHS Releases

Cover Year Notes
Emmet VHS1
Muppet Home Video
1983 The first video release of the film.
Eojbc aus vhs
Muppet Home Video/CEL
unknown Australian release.
Emmet VHS2
Buena Vista Home Video
1996 An edited version of the special.
Emmet VHS 3
Columbia Tri-Star
September 29, 1998

Beta Releases

Cover Year Notes
Emmet VHS1
Muppet Home Video

CED Releases

Cover Year Notes
RCA SelectaVision
1983 Tales From Muppetland
This disc contains two specials: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen.
UPC number 76476020675

DVD Releases

Cover Year Notes
Columbia Tri-Star
November 6, 2001  
Amfc french DVD
2002 French release. Two DVD boxset. Also includes A Muppet Family Christmas.
Hit! Entertainment
October 4, 2005 Disc Features
Hit! Entertainment
November 4, 2008
EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas DVD 2013
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
October 8, 2013
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 40th Anniversary Edition DVD
October 10, 2017 Billed as a "40th Anniversary Edition". Picture is cropped to 1.78:1 for widescreen TVs.

Blu-ray Releases

Cover Year Notes
Emmet Otter Blu-ray
December 18, 2018 Features a 53 minute cut of the special in its original television aspect ratio and a version cropped to fit widescreen TVs.
Disc Features