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Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol – Courtesy of the Funny Girl Team

In my recent blog article about the indoctrination of young people into a love for musical theatre courtesy of holiday Christmas specials, many of you pointed out that I left an important one off of my list: Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. This was no accident. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol is a very special made-for-television holiday musical that is particularly dear to those of us who love Broadway and I wanted to save this title for its own inspection. Why? Because Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol features a score that is the product of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, the composer and lyricist who gave us the powerhouse score for the musical Funny Girl. It is a testament to how beloved it is by theatre folk considering the number of you who reached out to me to point out its omission.