20 Best Muppet Christmas Carol Moments

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15. Speaking of Terrifying: Let’s Meet the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Something of a spoiler here. I could have sworn that the looming, robed figure if the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was entirely revealed as a skeletal figure of death. The Muppet Christmas Carol doesn’t go quite so far, though. I must have it mixed up with other adaptations of A Christmas Carol and also a scene from Monty Python and the Meaning of Life.

But don’t let me fool you. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is still indelibly creepy. Even if I couldn’t glimpse a skull, it’s still dressed in black crepe robes much like traditional representations of death.

The Ghost certainly seems bound to point out the death looming in Scrooge’s future. It shows the aftermath of Tiny Tim’s death in a subdued, saddened Cratchit household. It also takes Scrooge straight to his own future grave and stands silently as he freaks out.

Don’t forget, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come also shows Scrooge a brief scene in which some Muppets squabble over his household goods. Items like clothing and bed curtains were stolen shortly after Scrooge’s death, while his sheets were still warm.

Hey, while Scrooge weeps over his own grave: Merry Christmas!