U certificateThe Muppet Christmas Carol is a Film programme that first aired in 1992 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 4 star programme

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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Directed by
Brian Henson

The Muppets take on Dickens' festive classic, directed by Brian Henson, starring a remarkably game Michael Caine as Scrooge, with Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as his wife and Gonzo as Charles Dickens himself, acting as the narrator. All of the elements of the story are faithfully adhered to, albeit it interspersed with songs, and the conclusion is as heart warming as Dickens' original.

The story begins with Bob Cratchit asking his boss, misery guts Ebenezer Scrooge, for a day off on Christmas Eve. Although Scrooge eventually agrees, he goes home a bitter old man, resenting all the festive cheer (helped along by some Muppet-style tunes). That night, Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present and the ghost of the future. All the ghosts help Scrooge to see the joy in Christmas and how his life will be doomed if he continues to be such a grump.

With his new-found love for Christmas, Scrooge spreads festive joy about the town and gives Bob Cratchit and his family a Christmas to remember.

A festive favourite full of comedy moments, joyful songs and heart-warming cheer.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1992

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Muppet Christmas Carol next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 December 24th, 5:50pm and on Channel 4 Plus 1 December 24th, 6:50pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Michael CaineMichael Caine...Ebenezer Scrooge
Dave Goelz...Charles Dickins
Steve Whitmire...Bob Crachit
Jerry Nelson...Tiny Tim
Image for Frank OzFrank Oz...Emily Crachit
David Rudman...Swedish Chef
Louise Gold...Mrs. Dilbert
Karen Prell...Ghost of Christmas Past
Mike Quinn...Pig Gentleman
Robert Tygner...Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Donald Austen...Ghost of Christmas Present
William Todd Jones...Ghost of Christmas Past
Image for Jessica FoxJessica Fox...Ghost of Christmas Past
Image for Steven MackintoshSteven Mackintosh...Fred Scrooge's Nephew
Meredith Braun...Belle