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The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Timely re-release of The Muppets' Dickens parody

The fuzzy farceurs' recent comeback should draw audiences to this 1992 favourite, a faithful adap of Dickens’ Yuletide perennial that chimes with both the author’s bicentenary and the season.

Michael Caine makes a marvellous Scrooge in a movie with more heart than most, a result of a team still mourning Jim Henson. (“People who become puppeteers are far gentler souls than people who become actors,” Caine claims.)

Yet there are plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs crooned by everyone from Miss Piggy to Statler and Waldorf.

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