The Muppet Christmas Carol

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.

G 1992 120 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 5+

This is the only way to view Dickens' Christmas Carol (Scrooged notwithstanding)

This is the only way to view Dickens' Christmas Carol. It is poetic, it is a little scary and it embraces its relationship with the muppets, the audience and Caine. Who knew that this was the way the Dickens classic needed to be told, with muppet charisma and superior Caine acting. The two actors in this film that fully understood the material...Caine and Gonzo, hands down.
age 8+

NOT as gentle and fuzzy

I would not recommend the movie for children under the age of 8. The Spirit of the Future is especially scary and dark. The Spirit of the Past is too eery. Michael Caine is great as Scrooge but again not a gentle take on the Classic with all those scary elements to consider.

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