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Dec 04

THE ADVENT CALENDAR OF CHRISTMAS FILMS 2: The Muppet Christmas Carol

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(Obviously compiling this list a few weeks before December means that true Christmas spirit had not settled in amongst the electorate. However one must imagine this is exactly the same problem that the TV schedulers have when programming Supergirl on Boxing Day every year.)

This made a strong showing in the FT Top 100 films too (at 56), and I wrote about it here. Don’t really have much more to add except to say that I saw it last year with my nephew, who had never seen anything muppety before in his life. The in-jokes, the intelligence of the muppet casting were lost on him – and yet he loved it. He loved the colours, he loved the songs, he loved the story (I assume it might have been the first time he really saw the story of A Christmas Carol too). So it works. And hopefully will keep working.

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