The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the most iconic Christmas movies of our time. Our favorite characters combined with a classic tale will never get old, and it's a must-watch every year. That being said, regardless of how many times you've seen it, there are some things about The Muppet Christmas Carol that you probably don't know. 1. In MemoriamDisneyThe Muppet Christmas Carol was the first Muppet movie made without creator, Jim Henson. Henson passed away in 1990, and the movie premiered in 1992. Steve Whitmire took over as Kermit the Frog, and the film was dedicated to Henson.