The Muppet Christmas Carol

Genre:Comedy, Children & Family
Rating:7.0  Rate
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DirectorBrian Henson
Selected CastMichael Caine as Scrooge
 Dave Goelz
 Jerry Nelson
 Frank Oz
 Steve Whitmire
 Jessica Fox
 David Rudman
WriterJerry Juhl
SoundtrackMiles Goodman


USA \ UK Co-Production.

Muppet take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

On DVD & Blu-ray World


The Muppet Christmas Carol - Jim Henson Video - USA (1993)


Comments and Reviews
22nd Dec 2021
 Rated 7/10
I can't believe this film wasn't on here. It's arguably the most famous "modern" A Christmas Carol adaptation. It was hugely successful at the box office and on home video; largely due to having the clout of Disney behind it. Back in the day when I had Disney VHS tapes there was often a trailer for this "coming soon to Home Video".

Michael Caine for some reason was seen as a weird choice for Scrooge, maybe because he was best known for playing comedic nice guys in the 80s. His playboy roles (Alfie, The Italian Job) and the tough guy (Get Carter, The Eagle Has Landed) were also a recent memory for viewers in 1992. He turned out to be an inspired choice for the role turning in an incredibly charismatic, but also in places scarily mean character. The songs in this film are good and memorable. There's some genuine laughs for people of all ages: "light the lamp, not the rat". The sets and costumes are also first rate. The ghosts in this are also surprisingly frightening for a kid's film.

This film is now regarded as a classic with a cult following. Its legacy long lasting and it gets a cinema re-release every few years. After having praised this film it has to be said sitting in a sweaty theater with 30 and 40-somethings singing along to the songs at high volume, possibly even dressed-up as muppets is my personal vision of hell on earth. Muppets indeed.

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