TEMPLARKNIGHT’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIES
9. The Muppet Christmas Carol
There are dozens of Christmas Carol adaptations, and this one is my favorite. It has songs, it has double the Marley’s, Michael Caine as Scrooge, and of course MUPPETS!
I do enjoy the fact they make new muppets for the spirits instead of converting existing characters into the spirits(such as the Micky Mouse version).
Honestly, the thing that clinches this for me is the songs. My favorite being “Marley and Marley.”
Of course, Michael Caine doesn’t do the best job singing, but what Caine ya do?
Sorry, I had to.
So my runners up for A Christmas Carol are the George C Scott version and the Jim Carrey animated version.
The George C Scott version is just an absolute CLASSIC. When I think of A Christmas Carol, this is honestly the one I think of. It has some very neat effects and portrays all the characters perfectly.
The Jim Carrey version on the other hand is honestly very creepy and frightening at times. It gets balanced out with humor and is just amazing in its animation quality at times. However, it loses some points because some aspects are CLEARLY just to show off its 3-D effects.
However, the most disappointing Christmas Carol for me was the one with Patrick Stewart.
I honestly wanted to like it so much because I love Patrick Stewart, but I was just disappointed. It has been so many years, I can’t even tell you why, but I just remember it not being up to my Christmas Carol snuff.
Next Time: While on the subject of Christmas musicals. . .