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Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is possibly one novel that has the most movie adaptions created from it. There are lots and lots that you could have watched over the festive period. I know Christmas was yesterday, but, you could use this list to continue the Christmas spirit, or favourite it ready for next year!
I love the story of A Christmas Carol and so, I will be using this list for Christmas 2018 to make sure I can see as many versions of this film a possible! Some are direct adaptions of the novel and some featured on this list take the basic plot but vary it to relate to their television series or movie adaption. I will also point out that some of the gifs used in this post are not of the actual movie. Some of these movies are so old or unknown that gifs do not exist of them. So, I improvised!
Scrooge or Marley’s Ghost (1901) – earliest surviving screen adaption.
A Christmas Carol (1908) – Thomas Ricketts plays Scrooge in this lost film.
A Christmas Carol (1910) – an eleven minute silent film.
Scrooge (1913) – this film was retitled Old Scrooge for its US release in 1926.
A Christmas Carol (1914)
The Right to be Happy (1916) – the first full length adaption of the novel.
A Christmas Carol (1923) – produced in the UK.
Scrooge (1928) – a short film made by Lee DeForest in Phonofilm sound-on film process.
Scrooge (1935) – A British movie and the second time Seymour Hicks has starred as Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol (1938) – Reginald Owen starred as Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Christmas Carol (1949) – a thirty minute television adaption with Vincent Price as the narrator.
Scrooge (1951) – was retitled A Christmas Carol for its US release and was called the best film ever made of a Dickens classic.
Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962) – an animated musical version where the New York Times review said Mr Magoo shines as Scrooge.
Scrooge (1970) – a musical film adaption where Alec Guinness starred as Marley’s Ghost.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol (1972) – an audio musical recording with six original musical numbers.
Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol (1979) – an animated television special featuring he Looney Tunes characters.
Mickeys Christmas Carol (1983) – an animated featurette film starring Walt Disney characters such as Mickey as Bob Cratchit and Goofy as Jacob Marley.
A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985) – this was episode sixty-five of The Jetsons television series.
Scrooged (1988) – a remake in a contemporary setting starring Bill Murray.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) – a musical film starring the Muppets with Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs Cratchit and Michael Caine as Scrooge.
Brer Rabbit’s Christmas Carol (1992) – an animated television movie directed by Al Guest.
Sonic’s Christmas Carol (1993) – Dr Robotnik plays Scrooge whilst Sonic the Hedgehog plays all three ghosts.
A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994) – an animated television special produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.
A Christmas Carol (1994) – an animated version of the Dickens classic.
A Christmas Carol (1997) – an aimated film featuring the voices of Tim Curry as Scrooge.
Ms Scrooge (1997) – a TV movie where Cicely Tyson plays Ebenita Scrooge, a managing director of a loans company.
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) – an animated TV movie based on All Dogs Go To Heaven.
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) – an animated film starring Kate Winslet and Nicolas Cage.
A Christmas Carol (2006) – a computer animated adaption that featured anthropomorphic animals in the lead roles.
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006) – a direct to DVD special featuring Oscar the Grouch in the role of Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol (2009) – a performance capture film directed by Robert Zemericks and starring Jim Carey as Scrooge.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010) – this was the 2010 Christmas special episode.
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2013) – a direct to DVD imagining of the story as told by and starring the Smurfs.
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