Why The Muppet Christmas Carol Is A Harry Potter Prequel

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By Ben Wright (@iamzavagno | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

The Muppet Christmas Carol is set in the same universe as Harry Potter, no, really!

Have you ever paid close attention to the film and thought about the obvious indications that the film is set in the Wizarding World?

Want some proof? No problem!

1: Rizzo the Rat Was In Gryffindor

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Throughout the film, Rizzo proudly displays his Gryffindor scarf. We can infer from this that he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Gryffindor. We also imagine that he spent a lot of time between lessons avoiding Mrs Norris, Argus Filch’s cat.

2: Hagrid Had Another Brother

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A friendly and absent-minded giant with a beard? Clearly, Hagrid and The Ghost of Christmas Present are related. The ghost talks about his other brothers, one of them clearly being his younger brother Hagrid. BUT HAGRID IS NOT GINGER! Well, that can be explained by the fact that the redhead gene is recessive and can skip several generations.

3: The Riddle Grave Headstone Was Once Alive

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That’s right. Before standing menacingly above the Riddle family grave, the statue was, in fact, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. We can only speculate that the ghost was messing around with some potions and turned himself into stone. Poor thing.

4: The Cratchits & Weasleys

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A poor, but loving family that never ask for more and make do with what they have? And a pair of twins to boot? The Cratchits and Weasleys are definitely cut from the same cloth.
Maybe distant relatives? Clearly, the family traditions and values have been passed down the generations.
Another interesting fact is that Mrs Cratchit confuses her twin daughters in exactly the same way as Mrs Weasley does with Fred and George.

5: The Patronus Charm

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While we never actually hear The Ghost of Christmas Past say the words “Expecto Patronum”, the sheer blinding light upon her arrival clearly indicates the use of the Patronus Charm.
Maybe she was defending a sleeping Scrooge from a Dementor?

So there you have it. Undeniable proof that The Muppet Christmas Carol and Harry Potter share the same universe.

If you can spot any other examples that we have missed, leave them in the comments below!

PS – This article is not to be taken seriously. Merry Christmas!

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