Take one of the best stories ever written and telling it with muppets. Not a bad idea. The story we all know and love has never been more timeless than it is here. Bittersweet as it was, coming out only two years after the death of Jim Henson and directed by his son Brian Henson comes one of the best renditions of the classic tale told in one of the most delightful ways possible: With a bunch of muppets.
Michael Caine gives a terrific performance as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge. Truly, I never thought Caine could be so mean, considering how passive most of his characters seem to be. He does his job so well here that you won’t even mind that most muppets are basically side characters in this one. Combined with this is some of the best music in any muppet movie and it’s probably one of my favorite christmas movies of all time.
Why you should watch it before you die: Simply because it’s the most delightful rendition of this classic tale. The muppets capture the magic of christmas better than anyone has quite since then.
10+: The most perfect christmas movie. I’m not sure any in this sub-genre of film has even come close.