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 <email@example.com>
This was the first major Muppet project after the death of creator Jim Henson. Henson had performed Kermit the Frog and the role was now being handed down to Steve Whitmire. According to Whitmire he was incredibly nervous about taking over such an iconic character. The night before he had to go record Kermit's songs for the movie, he had a dream where he met Henson in a hotel lobby and told him how unsure he was. In the dream, Henson reassured Whitmire that the feeling would pass. After waking up, Whitmire was confident and able to do the part. See more »
Bob closes the door when he gets home with Tiny Tim, the latch does not close, yet it is closed in the next scene. See more »
Rizzo the Rat:
Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat! Put me out, put me out, put me out!
Oh! My apologies! Um...
[Suddenly spotting a barrel of water below the lamp post]
Rizzo the Rat:
["Mr Dickens" pushes Rizzo so he falls into the water barrel]
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The closing credits include a credit for "Rizzo's personal caterer". See more »
This is just a wonderful telling of Charles Dickens great Christmas story. The story being so good, you would have to try had to make a bad movie out of it. But the Muppet Christmas is a splendid modern version which probably Dickens himself would have liked a lot.
Other than Disney movies, the singing does not get on the nerves and the comic relief is actually funny. Muppet characters we have known for decades like Kermit and especially Gonzo are having great moments.
This is the perfect Christmas movie to watch with kids. It is something to lighten up your soul. And the fate of Tiny Tim is a cause for tears again and again, no matter how often you watch the film.
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