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Thursday, December 17, 2009

8 Days to Christmas: The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a musical version of the classic story, starring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Jim Henson’s beloved Muppets in the roles of the other characters. The film manages to take creative control in telling the story, yet is still, at times, a pretty much word-for-word adaptation of Charles Dicken’s masterpiece.

Originally released in 1992, this adaptation still holds up as a funny and touching retelling of the story, with an excellent soundtrack of original songs. This would also be a good way to introduce kids – perhaps above 7 or 8 – to the truly magical story.

-John C.

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