30 'Muppet Christmas Carol' Quotes for that Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
Christmas movies have long become a tradition in Hollywood, and in 1992, fans were treated to the acclaimed film, "The Muppet Christmas Carol." The film has since gained a cult following among people of various generations.
The Walt Disney Pictures production is headlined by a grumpy and selfish moneylender, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is not a fan of Christmas. Other characters in the film, including Jacob and Robert Marley, try to get him to change his ways, which he eventually does.
Quotes from the film are mainly about Christmas, with Scrooge ridiculing the event while others try to show the importance of it. Here are excerpts from the movie about the always eagerly anticipated December 25 holiday.
Quotes by Ebenezer Scrooge in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
"How would the bookkeepers like to be suddenly... UNEMPLOYED?” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“Must we return to this place? There is something else that I must know, is that not true? Spirit, I know what I must ask. I fear to, but I must. Who was the wretched man whose death brought so much glee and happiness to others?” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“These events can be changed! A life can be made right.” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“Ebenezer Scrooge! Oh please, Spirit, no! Hear me, I-I'm not the man I was! Why would you show me this if I was past all hope?”— Ebenezer Scrooge
“What right have you to be merry? You're poor enough.” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes around with "Merry Christmas" on his lips would be cooked with his own turkey and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“It's a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every December the 25th.” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“Haunted? I've already had enough of that.” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“Are-are there no prisons? No poor houses?” — Ebenezer Scrooge
“Oh! Excellent. For a moment, I was worried.” — Ebenezer Scrooge
Quotes by Kermit the Frog in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
" If you please Mr. Scrooge, it's gotten colder, and the bookkeeping staff would like to have an extra shovel full of coal for the fire?” — Kermit the Frog
“Oh, as good as gold and better. He told me that he hoped the people saw him in church because it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day who made lame beggars walk and blind men see.” — Kermit the Frog
“Uh, tomorrow’s Christmas, sir.” — Kermit the Frog
Quotes by Robert and Jacob Marley in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
"More gravy than of grave?” — Robert Marley
“Leave comedy to the bears, Ebenezer.” — Robert Marley
“True, there was something about mankind we loved.” — Robert Marley
“We took advantage of the poor, just ignored the needy.” — Jacob Marley
“There was the year we evicted the entire orphanage.” — Jacob Marley
“We should have known our evil deeds/Would put us both in shackles.” — Jacob Marley
“As freedom comes from giving love…” — Jacob Marley
Quotes by Fred in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
“Christmas is a loving, honest, and charitable time. And though it's never put a scrap of silver or gold in my pocket, I believe Christmas has done me good and will do me good, and I say God bless it.” — Fred
"What right have you to be dismal? You're rich enough.” — Fred
“It’s no use, Uncle. I shall keep my Christmas humour to the last. A merry Christmas to you. And a happy new year.” — Fred
“Why? Because I fell in love.” — Fred
Quotes by Other Characters in 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
“HEAT WAVE. This is my island in the sun…” — Rats
“Ooh, and I am about to raise you right off the pavement...! Pardon?” — Miss Piggy
“No, I'm a LARGE absent-minded spirit!” — Ghost of Christmas Present
"Your salvation, then.” — Ghost of Christmas Past
“Nothing Scrooge could do or say could stop the relentless march of those terrible bells.” — Gonzo
“It was almost love. It was almost always. It was like a fairytale we'd live out, you and I. And yes, some dreams come true. And yes, some dreams fall through.” — Belle
Despite being vehemently against it, sayings from the other characters, including Fred's quite emotional plies, eventually led his uncle to reconsider his position about Christmas. Legendary actor Michael Caine plays the role of Scrooge.