What is your favorite film or TV adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Di

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  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    What is your favorite film or TV adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens?

    This classic seasonal story with the heartwarming message about giving has been told many times in film and on television, from the serious interpretation to comedy and animation. Which adaptation is your all time favorite?


  2. multiculturalsoul profile image85
    multiculturalsoulposted 7 years ago

    It's a three-way tie between the 1951 Alistair Sim, 1984 George C. Scott, and the 2000 Patrick Stewart versions. The 1970 Albert Finney is hands down my favorite musical version.

    I do not wish to discuss what Jim Carrey or Bill Murray did to Dickens story. The less said about those forgettable films, the better.

    Sure, casting Patton as Scrooge was strange, and Scott didn't sound very English, but hey--he's George C. Scott. I can't think of a gruffer actor to play old Ebenezer.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You mentioned my two favorites, the first being the George C. Scott one. The Bill Murray "Scrooged" is a close second. And you're right about Scott, and by gosh he was wonderful in the role!

    2. multiculturalsoul profile image85
      multiculturalsoulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess that makes me a purist. We read the original in school, and my students much prefer the Stewart version over the Sim version (because it's in color and has decent special effects).

  3. MickS profile image67
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Now, the one with Pareick Stewart as Scrooge, now the definitive, the previous best and definitive was the one with Alitair Sim as scrooge.  For a fummy one, Scrooged starring Bill Murry.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    The Alistair Sim version from 1951... and in black and white..
    I keep hearing people say the Muppets version is one of the best but I've never seen it.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

    The animated "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" is a sentimental favorite because it's the version that introduced me to the story when I was a kid.

  6. nanderson500 profile image84
    nanderson500posted 7 years ago

    The 1984 George C Scott version is definitely my favorite. It is the only version that I own. It is even available on blu ray now.

  7. lorddraven2000 profile image92
    lorddraven2000posted 7 years ago

    Scrooged with Bill Murry. I love the modern interpretation.

  8. paulburchett profile image62
    paulburchettposted 7 years ago

    My family and I went to the movies and saw the animated version that starred Jim Carrey. To my surprise, I enjoyed it very much. Maybe it was the theater atmosphere and the popcorn idk, but the children loved it! The special effects in the movie were amazing! It took the classic movie to a whole new level.

  9. organized living profile image64
    organized livingposted 7 years ago

    Alistair Sims. hands down! the best scrooge ever.

  10. Judy G Gillis profile image73
    Judy G Gillisposted 7 years ago

    By far, for me, it is the one starring Patrick Stewart. The scene of him beginning to laugh after waking up Christmas morning - unforgettable! - a consummate performance ... very moving.


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