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Home video releases of The Muppet Christmas Carol.


Cover Released Notes
September 10, 1993 The only VHS release of the film; holds the "home-video edit" (or "extended cut") of the film which includes the song "When Love Is Gone".


Cover Released Notes
September 10, 1993 Presented in widescreen, and is also the extended version.


Cover Released Notes
October 8, 2002

Single disc featuring the full screen transfer of the film and bonus features. It held the "home-video edit" (or "extended cut") of the film which includes the song When Love Is Gone.

Disc Features

November 29, 2005 A single disc titled "The Muppet Christmas Carol: Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition" was released in 2005 to recognize Kermit's 50th anniversary. This DVD holds both the theatrical edit of the film and the "home-video edit" (or "extended cut") of the film. The widescreen version is of the theatrcial cut (not seen since the film was in theaters); and the Full Screen presentation of the film is of the extended cut that includes the song When Love Is Gone.

Catalogue number 40474

Disc Features

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (Widescreen & Full Screen)
  • Audio Commentary with director Brian Henson (Full Screen only)
  • Pepe's Profiles: Gonzo the Great
  • Christmas Around the World
  • On the Set - Blooper Reel
  • Live-Video Menus with Kermit
  • In 2009, this was repackaged with a set of Make-A-Muppet magnet sheets.
November 6, 2012 A single disc titled "The Muppet Christmas Carol: 20th Anniversary Edition" was released on November 6, 2012 (coinciding with the release of the film also in a Blu-ray/digital copy combo pack). This disc's content is identical to the 2005 DVD, with the exception of having a different disc label.


Cover Released Notes
November 6, 2012

A 2-disc 20th anniversary Blu-ray edition (billed as the ""It's Not Easy Being Scooge Special Edition") was released November 6, 2012. The Blu-ray combo pack includes a Blu-ray disc with the film along with new bonus features in addition to some previously released DVD features; plus a second "digital copy" disc containing the film for portable devices. This release holds only the theatrical cut. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Disc Features

  • Disney Intermission: Press “Pause” and see what happens when the Muppets Show up at your door to sing your Christmas Carols – Muppet Style!
  • Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets – Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!
  • Blooper Reel
  • Frogs, Pigs, and Humbug: A Behind the Scenes Look
  • Christmas Around the World with Gonzo and Rizzo
  • Audio Commentary from Brian Henson
  • Pepe’s Profiles Presents: Gonzo, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo
External links
November 6, 2012

This 3-disc set, sold exclusively at, contains the same discs as the above edition as well as the 2012 DVD.

International releases

VHS, DVD and Blu-ray

Cover Released Notes
Tmcc jap vhs
1993? Japanese VHS Release. Distributed by Jim Henson Video/Buena Vista Home Video.
Tmcc uk dvd

The UK region 2 DVD edition of The Muppet Christmas Carol was released in 2002 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. The video transfer is presented in full-frame format, but does not include the musical number "When Love Is Gone", which was present on most other home video releases. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Menus, special features and audio commentary are as per the original American release.


Japanese DVD Release. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Tmmc chinese dvd

Chinese DVD Release. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.


UK DVD re-release under "The Muppets - Six Movie Collection." Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

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August 4, 2014

UK DVD re-release under "The Muppets Bumper 7 Movie Collection." Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

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