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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
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Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates / Animal / George the Janitor / Horse and Carriage Driver / Vegetable Salesman (voice)
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Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
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Robert Tygner ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
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Russell Martin ...
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Storyline

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Release Date:

11 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,281,507 (USA)
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Trivia

SERIES TRADEMARK: At the conclusion of the song "One More Sleep", Bob (Kermit the Frog) is seen standing alone in the street and a shooting star can been seen streaking across the sky. In many (not all) of the Muppet movies, a shooting star goes across the sky at some point when Kermit is on. See more »

Goofs

When Bob Cratchit closes the office door at the beginning of the film, he locks the door with a key. Apparently this lock doesn't work right: at the end of the film when Scrooge walks around town singing, he opens the same door without a key. See more »

Quotes

Belle: [as they sit together] Another year before our wedding, Ebenezer.
Young Scrooge: Well, it can't be helped, Belle. How could we marry now? There's not even enough for a decent home. The investments haven't grown as they should.
Belle: So you said last year.
Young Scrooge: Business continues to be poor.
Belle: You're a partner in your own firm now.
Young Scrooge: And barely clearing expenses.
Belle: You said the partnership was the goal.
Young Scrooge: This is for you.
[turns to Belle]
Young Scrooge: I love you, Belle.
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The closing credits include a credit for "Rizzo's personal caterer". See more »

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Version of A Carol Christmas (2003) See more »

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Island in the Sun
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This is what Christmas is all about
10 November 2003 | by (cambridge) – See all my reviews

A truly superb Christmas treat for old and young alike. This is the re-telling of the classic Dickens novel 'A Christmas Carol'. Michael Caine is cast superbly as Scrooge but the muppet characters are absolutely brilliant, particularly Gonzo and Rizzo.

The sets are excellent and the music stirring (so much so I bought the CD soundtrack and listen to it at the festive season whilst driving).

I never fail to watch this movie at least once a year and if you haven't seen it you should, it really does make you feel good.


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