Charles Dickens invented many of our modern traditions and feelings we associate with Christmas with his holiday epic "A Christmas Carol." Heck, the fact that it's a mid-19th century book that's still printed today says enough about its status. However, kids unfamiliar with how grim and dour Victorian England could be may be put off by the visual trappings of most adaptations. The Jim Carrey/Robert Zemekis one gives even the toughest British Tar nightmares.
There's no troupe more familiar or beloved as The Muppets, and their production of the Dickens tale is easily one of the best, if not the gold standard of A Christmas Carol adaptations put to celluloid. Come for the catchy soundtrack and goofy antics. Stay for the finest Michael Caine performance since Get Carter.
Here's everything you need to know to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol movies online.
What is The Muppet Christmas Carol?
- Released: December 1992
- Genre: Christmas comedy/drama
- Starring: Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, Steven Mackintosh as Fred, Meredith Braun as Belle, Robin Weaver as Clara, Jessica Fox as Ghost of Christmas Past (voice), David Shaw Parker as Old Joe (voice), Edward Sanders, Theo Sanders, Kristopher Milnes, Russell Martin, and Ray Coulthard as Young Scrooge, Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Waldorf, Dr. Bunson Honeydew, Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Jerry Nelson as Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand, Statler, Ma Bear, Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam Eagle, George the Janitor, Animal, David Rudman as The Sweedish Chef
The Muppet Christmas Carol Reviews
What the critics are saying:
"Vastly enjoyable despite the syrupy, soppy song bit in the middle (go make a glass of mulled wine during it). Michael Caine is perfect in the role and there are many genuine belly laughs." -Caroline Westbrook, Empire
How to stream The Muppet Christmas Carol
Here are a few options for you to rent or buy The Muppet Christmas Carol.
The Muppet Christmas Carol on Disney+
The long-awaited streaming service will also sport one of the most beloved libraries of streaming content online. This accounts for 500 Walt Disney Studios movies and 7,000 episodes Walt Disney Television. Productions from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, all being members of the Disney family will also be available, as well as 30 seasons of The Simpsons. You'll also be able to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol along with other Christmas classics like The Santa Clause and Home Alone movies. Plus, like any streaming service worth its salt, there are exclusive original productions including Lady and the Tramp, Wandvision, Monsters at Work, and of course, The Mandalorian. One subscription works on up to four devices, and you can even download content directly to your device to watch anytime. You can also bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for only $12.99/month.
The Muppet Christmas Carol on Amazon Prime Video
The online retail giant is also one of the premier destinations for online streaming. It's also one of the easiest ways watch The Muppet Christmas Carol, no question. If you already have an Amazon account, buying in HD will take seconds, and you can watch it anywhere you stream Amazon Video, from Amazon Fire Stick to Roku.
The Muppet Christmas Carol on Fandango
Fandango and movies go hand in hand, and not just when it comes to buying tickets online. Plenty of hits and classics are available in the Fandango Now library, along with full seasons of your favorite shows. The Muppet Christmas Carol is available on Fandango Now in multiple formats. If you join Fandango VIP, you can rack up points to spend across Fandango and Fandango Now.
The Muppet Christmas Carol on Vudu
Vudu is a no-fuss way to rent movies online if you don't want to bother signing up for anything. There's a massive library of high-quality video content, including 4K movies. There are even piles of movies you can watch free as long as you sit through a few ads. The Muppet Christmas Carol is available to buy right now–and would you believe it, it's on sale.
The Muppet Christmas Carol on Google Play
Google Play is the internet search giant's massive online store which is host to a myriad of applications, software, music, and streaming media. For those on netbooks and Android-powered phones, tablets and streaming devices, it's a universal hub to download streaming channels including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, and many other popular streaming destinations. Many popular TV shows and films can also be purchased on-demand and streaming across any Google-enabled device.