Monday, November 30, 2009

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

We asked The Daughter to choose a DVD tonight since she was home and isn't always around when we watch something. She picked Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, one of her favorites and a favorite for all of us. The Husband says this is the first Christmas Carol adaptation he ever saw. We both remember watching it on TV when we were little, commercials and all.

This is one of the saddest songs ever:

It's a 1962 animated musical, and Jim Backus voices Mister Magoo. Other actors providing voices are Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy and Paul Frees. The show is a drastically condensed version of Dickens' book (for example, nephew Fred is omitted entirely), but it keeps the essence and spirit of the thing.


  1. And one of the most inspirational songs is the one sung by the Cratchit family (reprised at the end): "We'll have the Lord's bright blessing of knowing we're together..."

    I quoted this song in my homily for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God/World Day of Prayer for Peace (1-1-10).

  2. Yes, "that'll preach," as the saying goes. It is a joyous song. :)