An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve. Written by
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The first of the cartoon Christmas specials that were run annually by the major networks and now by various cable channels. See more
The show mentions the Cratchits not having a Christmas tree. Although Christmas trees had been introduced by 1843, the year in which "A Christmas Carol" was published and presumably takes place, the use of the tree in homes had not yet become a widespread custom in England. See more
Merry Christmas. Out upon 'Merry Christmas!' If I could work my will, every fool who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart! Bah! Humbug!
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Jim Backus
and Jack Cassidy See more