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Directed by Brian Henson
  • Michael Caine
  • Dave Goelz
  • Steve Whitmire
  • Jerry Nelson
  • Frank Oz
Screenplay by Jerry Juhl
Genre Comedy, Family, Drama


UK Release Date 18th December 1992


Stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) receives visits from spirits of three Christmases: past, present and future. But will they be able to make the miserable old man realise the error of his ways?

Is The Plot Interesting?

Having the Muppets play some of the main characters was a great idea that pays off. Just like the book and the movies that have came before it, the story explores what the true meaning of Christmas is!


Is The Acting Good?

Michael Caine is unrecognisable, in fact I didn’t even know he was in the movie until I came to review it. He really captures Ebenezer Scrooge’s self-importance and vanity perfectly.

Is The Directing Good?

Brian Henson has directed lots of different movies involving the Muppets so he was clearly the best choice to direct The Muppet Christmas Carol. He really does make the best out of the material.


Is The Cinematography Good?

The movie in general is quite rhythmic and steady. Each scene just seems to flow from one to the other. The good editing in The Muppet Christmas Carol supports this idea of continuous movement.

Is It Worth Watching?

You’re going to love The Muppet Christmas Carol if you love the Muppets and the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale that it’s based off. It is definitely worth a watch over the festive season.


Christmas is a very busy time for us, Mr. Cratchit. People preparing feasts, giving parties, spending the mortgage money on frivolities. One might say that December is the foreclosure season. Harvest time for the money-lenders.

– Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge