2017 Advent Calendar Day 19

It’s time to crack open your advent calendars at home, and it’s time for the 2nd annual No Love For Fatties Advent Calendar. 

Last year, I focused on music, and this year I’m going to focus on movies. I know – totally generic but whatever. I love Christmas movies!! And more so, the classics, the originals, the super obscure ones that I grew up watching on old VHS that we taped from the tv (yeah we totally did – don’t pretend you didn’t either!). Each day, there will be a post featuring a new movie that I enjoy watching. Maybe next year I’ll do something a little more original

Please note: there will be LOTS of gifs used so if you find them annoying, you have been warned.

Today’s movie is: A Muppet’s Christmas Carol

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That is probably the face ya’ll are making right now. Especially, since yesterday I went on and on about how much I disliked this story. And ya know what? My dislike started with this movie! I want to avoid as much hate mail as possible, but let me be frank: I hate the Muppets. I don’t like them. They are creepy and stupid.

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But ya see, the rest of my family loved this movie. So when Le Brother and I were younger, we had to watch it every Christmas because I was the odd-man out. Being forced to watch these stupid little puppets make me hate them even more than I already did and then, by proxy, the story of A Christmas Carol.

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It’s a vicious cycle. And it also means that it’s technically “not Christmas” unless I have been forced to watch it.

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Thankfully, as an adult, I get to just walk away from movies that have creepy singing vegetables (not Veggie Tales though, let’s be clear: Silly Songs with Larry rocks my socks).

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I bet you can guess that I will not be leaving a link to this movie. All the best if you want to watch it. I certainly won’t be!

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13 thoughts on “2017 Advent Calendar Day 19

  1. I haven’t seen this version of A Christmas Carol in ages! But, I taught A Christmas Carol every year for the past four years, so we always watched it at the end of the unit (usually the Jim Carey version). I was actually just thinking about that this morning, because this would the week we’d be watching it, if I were still teaching!

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  2. I love the Muppets cause I grew up watching the *original* show from the70’s and The original Muppet Movie, Muppets Take Manhattan and The Muppet Caper are honestly some of my favorite movies….not these recycled bootleg muppets of today where you don’t know who’s doing the voices from year to year. Even sesame street lost its magic long ago. But I hate this particulat movie you speak of, lol. As well as ANY iteration of a Christmas Carol. Message? Sure (don’t be a greedy dick once you’ve been threatened with death in a hallucinogenic sleep) But Ive never seen a version I liked and I sort of hate that it comes around every year. I even hate the Mickey Mouse one. I’ll take the old school Muppets but that’s where it ends.

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  3. Oh no! I think we’re probably at polar opposites when it comes to Christmas movies, given that I hate Elf but I absolutely love the Muppets (and indeed all versions of A Christmas Carol). Still Christmas is a time to put our differences aside and we can both agree that the Raccoons are awesome so that’s something…

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  4. I love this one! My favorite version being the 1970 Musical!! I am on the third watch of it this year… (Reaches for It’s a Wonderful Life Blueray soooooooooooon!!!!)

    On Blueray, *Shakes head* It almost doesn’t make sense that it is on Bluray… Sorry, random tech moment. 😉

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