'The Muppet Christmas Carol' Turns 25 This Week; See a Deleted Scene!

December 12, 2017

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It has been 25 years since Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the gang took on the Charles Dickens classic holiday novel, A Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol was released on December 11, 1992. 

The film, which featured Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, has become a holiday favorite for many since its original release. 

Can you believe that the film didn't actually have too much initial box office success? It came out just a few weeks after Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was released. O course, he insanely popular sequel featuring Macaulay Culkin was setting box office records that holiday season. 

We dug up this very emotional deleted scene from the film that many of us had never seen before.

It came when the ghost of Christmas past reminded Scrooge of an old girlfriend, Belle, who ended their relationship because he was obsessed with money. "When Love Is Gone" was sung at the moment she left him behind, but it was cut from the final version of the movie, as Disney figured it would be lost on kids. 

We found the deleted scene right here:

By the way, if you're hoping to enjoy the movie this holiday season, it will air on HBO several times this month. Check your local listings for more details.