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Yet another instance in which Henson Productions encouraged the rapid expulsion of fluids, The Muppet Christmas Carol should never, ever have been shown to kids. Notwithstanding the sinister overtones of a bleak, impoverished Victorian London (even if the ragged inhabitants are fuzzy puppets with hands up their asses), the piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance of scary moments comes when Michael Caine's Scrooge meets the last of Dickens' ghosts. The child-like floaty hell that was the Ghost of Christmas Past was bad enough, but the hooded monstrosity representing the Ghost of Christmas Future was so eye-bleedingly traumatizing that no amount of Christmas chocolate could coax us back into coherence. One humdinger of a humbug.