Friday, December 14, 2007

Mr. Pink's Twelve Posts of Christmas: Five

Fozziwig: Here is my Christmas speech. "Thank you all, and Merry Christmas".

Jacob Marley: That was the speech?

Robert Marley: It was dumb.

Jacob Marley: It was obvious.

Robert Marley: It was pointless.

Jacob Marley: It was... short.

Robert & Jacob Marley together: I loved it!

Number 2 in the 5 best Christmas films ever is...

2. The Muppet Christmas Carol: The fourth movie to star the Muppets, and the first produced after the deaths of Muppets creator Jim Henson and long time collaborator Richard Hunt, "The Muppet Christmas Carol" was important for the Jim Henson company to show that a) there was still an audience for Kermit, Miss Piggy et al and perhaps more importantly to show that the characters could go on despite loosing two key players behind the scenes.

Charles Dicken's original story did not feature a blue wierdo with a rat as a sidekick as narrator, dancing penguins or a tadpole on crutches as Tiny Tim. Thankfully the Muppet gang correct these oversights in a surprisingly sombre, effective adapatation which remains true to both Dicken's festive classic and to Henson's legacy. Highly recommended.


  1. Yay! I love it! But in my current mind set I have to avoid holiday movies!

  2. I only saw this last year for first time and thought it was very good.