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. The special also saw release in the UK, still under the Muppet Home Video banner, distributed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Video (forerunner to Columbia TriStar Home Video). The specials were grouped into two volumes. Volume 1 contained Hey Cinderella and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas; Volume 2 contained The Frog Prince and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen.
The special aired on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.
In 1998, Columbia TriStar 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.
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 Home 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.
|1983||The first video release of the film.|
|Jim Henson Video||1996||An edited version of the special.|
|Columbia TriStar / Jim Henson Home Entertainment||September 29, 1998|
|1983|| Tales From Muppetland|
This disc contains two specials: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen.
UPC number 76476020675
|Columbia TriStar / Jim Henson Home Entertainment||November 6, 2001|
|2002||French release. Two DVD boxset. Also includes A Muppet Family Christmas.|
|Hit! Entertainment||October 4, 2005||Disc Features|
|November 4, 2008|
|October 8, 2013|
|Sony Pictures Home Entertainment||October 10, 2017||Billed as a "40th Anniversary Edition". Picture is cropped to 1.78:1 for widescreen TVs.|
|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.