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Now here is an amazing film which I obsessed over on VHS as a child. Oh of course I would…it’s the merry Muppets in the joyous and hilarious re-telling of Charles Dickens’s classic tale A Christmas Carol.

Directed by Brian Henson, son of the late Muppet creator Jim Henson, the Muppets take you on a journey into 19th century London with Charles Dickens himself (otherwise known as Gonzo the Great!) telling the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) as he encounters ghosts…and lots and lots AND lots of charming, humorous and smart Muppets! The film is without a shadow of a doubt, hilarious and I guarantee will make anyone laugh out loud!

I saw this film yesterday for the first time in 10 years at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square (highly recommend a visit!) who offered a sing a long to film (they were even so kind to provide subtitles, presents to audience members AND even screened the moving song ‘When Love Is Gone’ via VHS since it was sadly cut from the theatrical version). How did I feel after it? I must admit, very euphoric! This was always a favourite film of mine as a child and really took me back to the festive season over 10 years ago! This is a film which I will recommend to anyone which is touching, very funny and will make you realise the importance of Christmas for everyone!

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