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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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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:
Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen ...
Ghost of Christmas Present (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer)
Robert Tygner ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
Meredith Braun ...
Robin Weaver ...
Russell Martin ...
Young Scrooge
Theo Sanders ...


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  »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was never aired on any pay-TV network, up until 2016, when this film was a part of HBO and Cinemax's catalogue of archival titles from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. HBO and Cinemax were the first and only pay-TV networks to air this film. Though not considered a pay-TV network but a DVD rental/streaming service, Netflix also offered the film through streaming in 2015. See more »


During the Fozziwig party Animal and Rolf the dog are seen playing a drum kit and a normal piano. These instruments would not had been invented in the early 19th century. See more »


Rizzo the Rat: How do you know what Scrooge is doin'? We're down here and he's up there!
Gonzo: I told you, storytellers are omniscient; I know everything!
Rizzo the Rat: Hoity-toity, Mr. Godlike Smarty-Pants.
Gonzo: To conduct a proper search, Scrooge was forced to light the lamps.
[the lamps come on]
Rizzo the Rat: How *does* he do that?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature the names of the Muppet characters as the Christmas Carol characters they portray. (Kermit The Frog as Bob Cratchet, etc). The ending credits list the voice actors and puppeteers themselves. See more »


It Feels Like Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Louise Gold, Karen Prell, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Henson, Mike Quinn, David Rudman, and Frank Oz
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My Favorite Version Of This Famous Story
17 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

In terms of humor or songs, I can't honestly rank this was high as most of the other Muppet films BUT it may be the most touching version of the Dickens classic story I've ever seen on film.

The lyrics to the last two songs are fantastic: very Christian-like and very profound. Scrooge (Michael Caine), meanwhile, is not portrayed as some screaming maniac as he so often is in other versions. His transformation from cold-hearted tightwad to caring, generous person is done more subtly, too, than in other films. However, to be fair, sometimes the slapstick humor in here gets in the way of the touching story.

The last part of the movie is a lot sentimental drama than Muppet comedy and I found that refreshing. Not much offensive in here, either, making this a good film for little ones as well as older, sentimental folks.

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