Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Best Christmas Carol DVD Version :: The Muppet Christmas Carol

One of our favorite family Christmas traditions is to read aloud A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It's a small book and quick to read but the best part comes AFTER we've finished the book.

That's when we watch The Muppet Christmas Carol.

I LOVE this movie. The Muppets add a touch of humor to the story. (Light the lamp, not the rat!) They also keep the ghosts from getting too scary so my kids aren't afraid when watching the video.

I always enjoy Michael Caine's acting. His version of Scrooge makes you dislike him while also feeling sorry for him. You see just how much of life Scrooge has missed out on in his pursuit of wealth.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favorite version of Dickens' classic Christmas story. I highly recommend every family own a copy of the DVD and watch it each December!!


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4 comments:

Amy said...

We haven't read or watched this...I'll have to keep it in mind! Thanks! Praying for you today...

Stephanie said...

Amy, really?! Joel and Will have read A Christmas Carol aloud for the last 2 years. The other kids aren't as into the book but they like the movie which is also a musical. You can't beat Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchett! :D

Carrie said...

This was our first year to see it! After hearing so many people harp on about it, I finally picked up a copy and we watched it last week. It was pretty good! =D

Stephanie said...

Glad you liked it! We've watched several of the versions for grown-ups and I didn't care for them. Much too dark and spooky. I haven't seen the Disney version but it's probably good, too.

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