Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved the Muppets, but one movie surpasses all of the others. The real shame is that A Muppet’s Christmas Carol is seasonal and really only feels appropriate during the winter months. Here’s a few of my favorite parts of this wonderful Christmas movie.
Gonzo and Rizzo Narration – These goofy characters manage to make a somewhat dry Charles Dickens novel entertaining. Even as an adult I still love how they break the fourth wall and interact with the audience.
- Michael Cain as Scrooge – This was probably the first role I had ever seen starring Cain and it definitely shaped my view of every role of his since. His portrayal of Scrooge is incredibly believable because he makes the transition from old grouch to happy man so flawlessly.
- Miss Piggy – Do I really need to explain why Miss Piggy is on this list? She practically curses Scrooge out over dinner with her children! Hilarious.
- The Music – “It’s true wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas!” Way to go Muppets for creating an original Christmas song that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside each time I hear it.
- The Spirits – From the etherial ghost of the past to the spooky AF ghost of the future, these spirits really top the charts of all time Christmas Carol ghost renditions. It’s so fun to see the movie adapt Muppet elements into the spirits but still hold onto the weight of the moments from these scenes.
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