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Christmas Countdown: The Muppet's Christmas Carol (1992)

It came as a surprise to me to find that The Muppet's Christmas Carol was the most entertaining of all of the renditions of A Christmas Carol that I've seen this year, including the exceptionally enjoyable Christmas Classic Scrooged. Not only was TMCC the most enjoyable, but it was also more true to the original story than most I've seen.

The Great Gonzo plays Dickens, who is also the narrator of the film. I've come to think that the Dickens tale personifies the modern Christmas season: it's foremost a time of good-will and giving.

The Muppets were all quite emphatic and characteristically charming. Michael Caine's turn as Scrooge may not mark high on his list of cinematic accomplishments, but his performance was as good as any Scrooge I've seen.

This may not be a classic, but it's earned its spot on my five year rotation roster.


optimus_blimey said…
It's still Alistair Sim for me.
Ben said…
Oh yes, he did well. The portrayers of Scrooge do make up quite a roster.

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