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.
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The "Broadway actor" playing Tiny Tim is UPA Studios' other famous character, Gerald McBoingBoing. This special marks a rare occasion where he talks in normal speech, instead of sound effects. See more
The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to Bob Cratchit's home just before Bob arrives home from Church with Tiny Tim. Tim can be heard off screen laughing indicating they are home. The Ghost of Christmas Present opens the door to the house to allow Crachit and Tim to enter. Bob and his family don't have any reaction to this odd occurrence. See more
Ringle, ringle, coins when they jingle, make such a lovely sound. Give them away and nobody can rob you.
Although shown in its entire 53-minute version during the 1960s, many current television prints of the "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" have been cut by as much as 10 minutes to make room for longer commercial breaks. The "Back to Broadway" framing story is often eliminated, as well as the songs "Ringle, Ringle" and "We're Despicable". See more
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The Lord's Bright Blessing
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Jack Cassidy
, Joan Gardner
, Laura Olsher
, and Marie Matthews See more