Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol

Ruffus and friends present the classic tale of Scrooge in this original production made for the internet. It's our holiday gift to you.

Based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", it tells the story of a mean-spirited miserly man who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve and learns to become a better person by caring about the people around him.

This half hour production features music and songs by JP Houston (Big Comfy Couch) and a cast of wonderfully silly puppet characters, including Ruffus The Dog.

You can find more Ruffus episodes online at:

You can find all the great songs JP Houston composed for our shows on the Bandcamp website. Here's the direct link to "Merry Merry":

Puppets, songs, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Charles Dickens - all that and more are in our internet video holiday special: "Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol". Not just for kids, it's an unusual half-hour take on Dickens's classic - released under a Creative Commons License. Funded partly through IndieGoGo and a lot of sweat equity from the performers (total budget just a little over $5,000) we shot this thing in 4 days in my living room. All the puppet characters were shot against green screen and then combined with CG virtual sets and a pantload of special effects.

The music and songs were composed by JP Houston (Big Comfy Couch). We released this online yesterday, right after we had a screening at the old Revue Cinema in Toronto with box office proceeds going to the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Free to watch. Free to download. Free to share.

36 min 51 sec
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