Tuesday, December 16, 2008

25 Days: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Over the weekend, my family and I watched a load of Christmas movies in order to catch up on my 25 Days of Christmas.

Following along the lines of my Muppet Day from yesterday, comes the final installment - The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Much in the same vein as all other Christmas Carol-type movies, this one of course stars those lovable Muppets.

Kermit stars as Bob Cratchet with Miss Piggy as his wife Emily. Tiny Tim is portrayed by Robin.

This version still has a narrator, however, this narrator is seen. Gonzo tells the story as Charles Dickens with Rizzo along for the ride.

Like all Christmas Carol-type movies, we follow Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) as he is visited by his former partner(s) now deceased Jacob and Robert Marley (Statler and Waldorph).

The Marley's tell Scrooge he will be visited by three spirits (past, present and future) that should set Scrooge on a better way of life and avoid what they have to withstand in the after life.

The story is a classic, and the addition of the Muppets only makes it better. Caine was a brilliant Scrooge and in true Muppet fashion, the addition of musical numbers truly adds to the mistique.


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