Where is A Muppet Christmas Carol streaming online in 2022?

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Of all the time-honored traditions that the yuletide brings, such as roasting chestnuts and stringing popcorn, none are as enjoyable as a watching A Muppet Christmas Carol.

Indeed, with the Christmas tree up in the living room and the cold wind taking hold, the time is right to revisit this literary classic of Charles Dickens as told by America’s most famous gang of puppets. On top of where to find A Muppet Christmas Carol, here are also some deep lore facts on this 1992 family favorite.

Where is A Muppet Christmas Carol streaming online in 2022?

A Muppet Christmas Carol is the fourth theatrical released film in the Muppet franchise, following The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). Aside from being the fourth Muppets film overall though, it is perhaps more notable as the first Muppet film produced since the passing of Jim Henson, famous creator of the Muppets. This left Kermit the Frog in the hands of fellow puppeteer Steve Whitmire, who continued to voice the iconic character until 2016. However, his first credit as Kermit came from this film.

In terms of direction, which Jim Henson notably only did once in Muppet movies past (this being The Great Muppet Caper), his son Brian Henson stepped up to do so, making A Muppet Christmas Carol his dictatorial debut. Supposedly, Michael Caine (who played Scrooge) was not aware that it was Brian’s first time directing until halfway through the production.

Speaking of Michael Caine, his performance as Ebenezer Scrooge is a bright highlight among the long history of the character. Caine’s total conviction in playing it straight with Honeydew and Beaker as scene partners is a small example of the perfect balance of comedy and drama that

A Muppet Christmas Carol

achieves. Interestingly enough, it was Michael Caine who approached Jim Henson Productions to play the role. Before that point, among other contenders for the part were Peter O’ Toole and George Carlin. And perhaps I would like to see that alternate universe where Carlin and Kermit share the screen, yet it is hard to believe that it might be better than Caine.

All this talking about the film makes me want to rewatch it even more. I’m sure you feel the same, so here’s how you can do so as well. If you’ve got a Disney+ subscription, then you can watch it right now. Otherwise, A Muppet Christmas Carol is available for rent on Youtube, Apple TV+, and Prime Video for $3.99.

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