Christmas Classics: The Muppet Christmas Carol

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Directed by Brian Henson

Starring: Michael Caine, The Muppets

The Muppets are back with a new film for 2011, but they’ve been around a long time. In 1992 the Muppets put their spin on a classic holiday tale with The Muppet Christmas Carol starring Academy Award winner Michael Caine. The movie was directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson who passed away in 1990. The film also brought back the talents of Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and Jerry Nelson who helped to bring the Muppets to life.

This is a classic story with little need for explanation. As Ebenezer Scrooge faces another Christmas he’s as cold and uncaring as ever. Throughout the night of Christmas Eve he’s met with spirits who take him on a journey through his life to see how his hard-hearted decisions have affected those around him. This journey is met with happiness and sorrow that will change Ebenezer forever.

This movie is fun for the whole family. Michael Caine makes his role as Ebenezer a great one. The Muppets all bring their unique personalities to the show as well. The songs and jokes are exactly what is expected from them as well. I would recommend this movie for anyone who like good clean Christmas fun. It also has a great message to go along with it. I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: G

Running Time: 85 minutes

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