On December 19, 1843 Charles Dickens published the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Today, there are many adaptations that have been made of the beloved book. In 1992, there was a bit of re-imagining with the help of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Ebenezer Scrooge detests the idea of Christmas, so much that he dismisses his nephew who invited him for dinner and let his entire staff go. Eventually, he does give his clerk the day off. Upon his return home, Scrooge is visited by his former partners Robert and Jacob Marley. They tell him of the three ghosts who will visit him during the evening. Scrooge finds himself being taken to the past where he sees the misdeeds done to him and others that lead him to his ways. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows him Bob Cratchits family whom are destitute with the youngest being very ill. Tiny Tim is the name and Scrooge is drawn to the young “frog” with a change of heart. When the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come confirms that no one likes him and Tiny Tim having died, Scrooge knows he has to mend his ways. Waking up on Christmas morning he does so by making amends with his nephew, donating to the poor, and promising to help out the Cratchit family so Tim could get well again.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has gone onto become a classic tale about the true meaning of the holiday season. In 1992, The Muppet Christmas Carol came to life with the message being renewed with a little help. Ebenezer Scrooge’s epiphany of assisting the needy and honoring Christmas all year round has seemed to touch many people around the world throughout the years.