MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
In this adaptation of the Christmas story narrated by Charles Dickens himself (played by Gonzo the Great) with the occasional commentary of Rizzo the Rat, it is Christmas Eve in 19th century London. The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine), who is more interested in profit than celebration. His bookkeeping staff, including loyal employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), has to plead with him just to have the day off work on Christmas. That night, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him see the joy of the holiday an teach him the importance of generosity the year round. Favorite Muppet characters help tell this timeless tale with comedy and songs. Directed by Brian Henson. 85 mins. Rated G. Color. 1.85 : 1.