Behind today’s door is..
The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992) yes it is really 23 years old.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without the classic Dickens tale, in which we follow Scrooge, as he is visited by three ghosts that take him on a journey of self discovery.
The story ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens has been adapted many times over the years, but the Muppets add a fun touch to the gothic tale whilst sticking closely to the original story.
Set in 19th century London, Scrooge, played by Michael Caine is visited by the ghosts of his old business partners after spending the day refusing to help charity and wishing ill of the poor.
Brushing off their warnings that he will be condemned in the afterlife if he continues to behave in such a manner, he continues with his business until he finds himself visited by the first of three ghosts of Christmas.
Throughout the story Scrooge along with the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas yet to come, is shown the merriment of Christmas, the real consequences of his mean spirited behaviour, and how people really feel about him.
His journey truly opens his eyes and he returns with a whole new attitude, going on to spread joy, cheer and charity to the towns people.
The Muppets tell this quite dark tale in a fun, uplifting way by adding their personalities to the characters, and throwing in a bunch of musical numbers. Thus making the story and its message available to all.
A film that the whole family can sit, watch and sing along while learning an Important Christmas message.
It’s a time of joy and laughter, family and friends, but of giving and charity too. Not everyone is so lucky as to have it all at Christmas, this teaches us to be grateful for what we have, and how a little bit of kindness and love can make all the difference.
A wonderful Christmas message, that we sometimes need reminding of.