Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Muppet Christmas Carol

I like The Muppet Christmas Carol better every year. The songs are fun, the humor hits just the right note and Michael Caine is, as always, perfect. It's filled with joy and pathos, and it's remarkably faithful to the book. This version is narrated by Gonzo as Charles Dickens and stars Michael Caine as Scrooge and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit. The Husband and I watched this with The Daughter and The Younger Son after supper tonight.

Here's the Scrooge song from the beginning of the movie:

We're not fans of the Muppet movies in general, though we loved their first movie and Muppet Treasure Island, but this film is a wonderful re-telling of the classic Christmas tale.

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