I don’t know how it took me two and a half decades on this earth to see The Muppet Christmas Carol, but it has and I’m really sorry

Maybe it came out a little early – a few years before I (the oldest child) was born when my parents were in their early 20s and probably didn’t flock to the movies to see some dolls in a Disney movie

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Maybe we just spent too many childhood Christmases watching the Polar Express (a bit scary in its own way, but that’s for another article) and not looking into the antics of Kermit and the like to let in

Regardless of that, 2020 is the year I finally gave this legendary Christmas film a watch – and although I’m so pleased, I was a little unsettled about it

I’ve seen countless adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic, so I knew the story well enough to appreciate the uniqueness of the Muppets’ performance

An angry old man is haunted by his dead employees, forced to relive his traumatic childhood It shows how much everyone hates him now and how happy everyone will be when he’s dead Charming

What makes the adaptation of the Muppets so good is to compensate for this bleak tale with lovable songs, colorful characters, and funny jokes, but it has some annoying moments as well

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At first, the narrative of Gonzo the Great (as Charles Dickens) and Rizzo the Rat (as himself) was a bit irritating

But once I settled into the absurdity of the Muppets cast starring alongside Michael Caine (as Ebenezer Scrooge), I really started to enjoy it

The singing vegetables in the opening song, however, were a bit scary to say the least, which made me concerned about what the rest of the film might hold up

I held my breath to become more unexpected and then got struck with the spirit of the Christmas past

The childish ghost has a creepy high-pitched voice, doll-like features, and bizarre ’90s animation that doesn’t match the rest of the movie at all

His piercing blue eyes, the ghostly flowing dress and the tousled red hair made the hair stand up on my neck – I’m sure not the desired effect of the children’s Christmas film

The Christmas present ghost was much funnier, and I expected that the ghost of the upcoming Christmas present would be a deadly figure because of the story it has to tell

One reviewer gets it perfectly: “While the ghost of the coming Christmas is intentionally creepy, the childlike ghost of the Christmas past is accidentally creepy; with its floating robes, ethereal glow, and doll-like hands and face dark eyes”

It’s straight out of the uncanny valley and definitely didn’t make me full of Christmas joy

But as a true adult who happily sat through the glow and silence of the lambs without a second thought (ahem), I stuck to the festive film, which was full of heartwarming songs, funny jokes and brilliant muppet cameos

It is impossible not to have Kermit and Miss Piggy as Bob and Mrs to love Cratchit and Fozzie Bear, who played Fozziwig (Fezziwig in the original Dickens), were really excited

Glad I finally saw this Christmas classic, and it’ll be top of the list for years to come with Love Actually and Home Alone, though I may fast-forward through the Ghost of Christmas over next time

Muppets Christmas Carol, a Christmas story

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Source: https://www.mylondon.news/lifestyle/lifestyle-opinion/i-watched-muppet-christmas-carol-19517859