Box art for The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

children & family, comedy


'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    69%
  • Audience Score
    86%

common sense

ON for kids age 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Ghost of Christmas Future is scarier than the others and may frighten more sensitive children. In one version of the future, Tiny Tim is projected to die. Scrooge has to confront his cruel behavior and learns life lessons because of it.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether Scrooge learned his lesson and how he saw the error of his ways. What did he miss out on by only caring about work and money instead of friends or family? How do you show the people in your life that you love them? Are you generous? How?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

5 stars

My favorite Christmas Movie

- kenstachnik, Thursday, December 6, 2007

3 stars

A special pairing of the Muppets and "A Christmas Carol". Looney Tunes and Disney did it, so why not the Muppets too? It was fun to see how all our Muppet faves played the story out. Michael Caine made a great Scrooge. Having humans interacting with Muppets is the strength of the whole franchise. It's not as classic as "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas", but it'll entertain around Christmas viewing time.

- YosemiteSamFan, Wednesday, June 27, 2007

3 stars

It's in the singing of a street corner choir.

- puffchunk, Thursday, June 21, 2007