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The Muppet Christmas Carol Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Ghost of Christmas Future is scarier than the others and may frighten more sensitive children. In one version of the future, Tiny Tim is projected to die. Scrooge has to confront his cruel behavior and learns life lessons because of it.

  • Families can talk about whether Scrooge learned his lesson and how he saw the error of his ways. What did he miss out on by only caring about work and money instead of friends or family? How do you show the people in your life that you love them? Are you generous? How?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Scrooge learns to be generous and compassionate and to enjoy life.

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    Role models: Tiny Tim, Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Past... they are all there in a harmless and fun way.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Gonzo and Rizzo get knocked off a window ledge a few times, but no one is injured.

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    Sexy stuff: Not applicable

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    Language: Fine, unless you consider "bah humbug!" a curse word.

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    Consumerism: Not applicable

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable