The Muppets Christmas Carol Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Muppet Christmas Carol starred Michael Caine.

Michael Caine in The Muppets Christmas Carol

Thirty years ago today, The Muppet Christmas Carol was released in theaters. The adaptation of the 1843 book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens starred Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear starred alongside Caine. The fourth theatrical film in The Muppets franchise had a box success as it hit theaters on December 11th, 1992. But, unfortunately, it had to go against Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and Aladdin.


The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present, and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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