Merry Christmas from the Muppets!

Merry Christmas!

I hope that this post finds you jolly and well on this holiday.  If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out my favorite Christmas Movie of all time: The Muppet Christmas Carol. 

Here’s the official synopsis:

Brian Henson, the son of Muppet founder Jim Henson, took over directing duties after the untimely death of his father for The Muppet Christmas Carol, a sluggish re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale. Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. Working for the skinflint is his faithful employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), who begs Scrooge for a day off for Christmas. Scrooge reluctantly agrees and goes home on Christmas Eve filled with bile at the holiday merrymakers. But then he is visited by the sprits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and Scrooge, after revisiting his sorrowful past, hate-filled present, and doomed future, turns over a new leaf and becomes the most generous and celebratory person in town. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

According to Rotten Tomatoes, “it may not be the finest version of Charles Dickens’ tale to grace the screen, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is funny and heartwarming, and serves as a good introduction to the story for young viewers.”

I personally love the music and the inside jokes that the movie has going for it.  There are so many funny parts of the movie, and it’s incredibly well done. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

 

  • Rizzo the Rat: Mother always taught me: “Never eat singing food.”
  • Rizzo the Rat: Boy, that’s scary stuff! Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?
  • Gonzo: Nah, it’s all right. This is culture!
  • Rizzo the Rat: Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat! Put me out, put me out, put me out!
  • Gonzo: Oh! My apologies! Um…
  • Gonzo: Hello! Welcome to the Muppet Christmas Carol! I am here to tell the story.
  • Rizzo the Rat: And I am here for the food.

Now, where can you find it?  Neflix has it on DVD only, but you can stream it on HBO Now.  Here’s a link to where you might be able to stream your favorite Christmas Films.

What’s your favorite Christmas Movie?

References:

Rotten Tomato Movie Review

IMDb Movie Info

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