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Rated 5 out of 5 by Deborellah God bless us every one!
Amongst the plethora of dramatic interpretations of arguably the best known of all Christmas stories, this gem of a movie from Henson's Creature Shop is surely the best loved.
Directed by Brian Henson in 1992, two years after his father Jim's death, 'The Muppets Christmas Carol' sees the Dickens classic brought to life by old favourites and a whole host of characters created specially for this film.
Better-known for his serious acting roles, the tale's chief protagonist is played superbly by Michael Caine whose cool, cruel, capable performance provides the perfect counterbalance to the mirth, madness and mayhem of that of his supporting cast.
This version retells the story in a way that is accessible to today's children by characters remembered affectionately by both their parents and grandparents. Bob Cratchett, our long-suffering but ever-hopeful hero is brought to life by Kermit the Frog with french-speaking, femme-fatale Miss Piggy playing his adoring wife.
Following a recent and unfortunately ill-fated attempt to see a stage performance of the novella with a group of Year 7 students (we caught the last 30 minutes of Act2 - bah humbug), I purchased this beautifully presented, anniversary edition of the film and took to the sofa with my own children, a block of chocolate and a mug of tea.
As ever and despite having seen it at least a thousand times, we were soon all laughing like hyenas and singing along like a group of X-Factor hopefuls!
Whether you're 4 or 104 you cannot fail but to fall in love with this film and what better way is there to spend a festive, fireside afternoon than in front of a timeless, literary classic brought to life my a group of puppets?
I would whole-heartedly and unreservedly recommend this film to anyone, Merry Christmas and 'God bless us every one!'
07 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by whereisit Great
We were pleasantly surprised by the Muppets interpretation of A Christmas Carol and found it to be a most enjoyable version of the story. Great acting by Michael Caine and the muppets their usual funny selves. I've heard the original had an additional song which Belle sings to Scrooge, can't comment on this as I hadn't seen the original. This is a must to watch at Christmas from now on, highly recommended.
31 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dbrian474 Christmas Favourite
Item came very quickly and with free delivary was an excellent purchase. it is a film the whole family will enjoy at christmas.
03 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by KrismasKrazy Muppet Classic
Christmas would not be complete without The Muppet Christmas Carol. Great for all the family to watch year after year.
17 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Izzy1234 Good buy
This is a good quality dvd of this classic film, but it cut out Belle's song.
03 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigted Great purchase
Glad I bought this film great family film to enjoy
16 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcr22 Wonderful Gift
Brilliant Dvd very funny!
14 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by trumpetman97 Best purchase ever
30 December 2012