Caine does an admirable job in this lighthearted Dickens film that could've been a bit longer in the conclusion.
Despite it being just a tiny bit anti-climactic (Caine's Scrooge softens just a bit too easily, a bit too early), this is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I especially enjoy the music and set pieces.
It doesn't feel like Christmas unless I watch this movie AT LEAST once during the season.
Because nothing says "Muppets" like a nightcap-wearing Michael Caine lying on his bed with a psychologically scarred look on his face! Pure Jim Henson magic right there!