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MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 19, 2014  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

CW, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

“And razzleberry dressing!” This 1962 animated Christmas special predated even A Charlie Brown Christmas by several years, and I love that it’s getting the full-respect treatment tonight. CW is presenting this wonderful musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic in a 90-minute time slot, which means, even with commercials, it will be presented relatively intact. Gather the family and enjoy, because the songs, by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, are delightful – and when I was a kid and watched this special for the first time when I nine years old, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come haunted me long after the special was over. (And my family didn’t have a color set, so that particular ghost was even scarier in black and white.) Jim Backus stars, of course, as the voice of the vision-impaired Mr. Magoo, who’s shown here starring as Scrooge in a local theater production of A Christmas Carol.

 
 
 
 
 
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Marilyn
Let's watch this one. Have you ever seen it?did Johnny make it in good spirits? M
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