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A Christmas Carol adaptations

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1sweetiegherkin
jan 1, 2012, 12:28pm

Recently reading Batman: Noel, which updated the Christmas Carol with characters from DC comics, I began thinking about all the various adaptations (literary and cinematic) to A Christmas Carol. A lot of them are flat-out bad but some are pretty good. Does anyone here have any favorites?

2atimco
jan 1, 2012, 6:06pm

Muppet Christmas Carol. Even just thinking about it makes me grin.

3cbfiske
jan 22, 2014, 3:11pm

Couldn't resist mentioning Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, which I feel compelled to watch annually.

4Rembetis
feb 17, 2014, 7:50pm

Love the 1970 musical 'Scrooge' starring Albert Finney, even though it hasn't got a great reputation. We watch it nearly every Christmas Eve (actually prefer it to the Alistair Sim non-musical version) I also love a one hour BBC radio show (also a musical version) first broadcast in 1978 starring Roy Dotrice as Scrooge.

5dbeveridge
jun 2, 2014, 12:57pm

Scrooged: Bill Murray - a little dated but still funny. Though I must admit, Magoo's has always been my favorite.

My daughter loves Mickey's Christmas Carol with Scrooge McDuck.

6St._Troy
nov 30, 2015, 4:42pm

Great ones: Mr. Magoo, those starring Jim Carrey (Disney), Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott, Alastair Sim, Reginald Owen. The Sim and Owen ones have a nice "antiqued" (by now) feel (although I find Owen a bit hokey), and anything starring a talent like Stewart or Scott is bound to be worth a look. While I like Jim Carrey, I thought that was anything but a guaranteed success (artistically), as ACC's story depends on an essential humanity to be told effectively; I'd thought that Disney/Carrey might have been too over the top, but it turned out to be a best-case scenario in terms of his performance, the special effects, the animation, the mood struck etc. As for Magoo, I have no explanation: I just love it.

7Cecrow
dec 1, 2015, 10:07am

I've seen most of these iterations. Finally going to read the actual book this month, so I can sort out fiction from ... uh ... fiction. You know what I mean?

8cbfiske
dec 8, 2015, 5:32pm

Enjoy! In addition to watching Mr. Magoo, I also feel compelled to read the actual book every December. I started my yearly read today.

9St._Troy
dec 9, 2015, 10:20am

Started my 1st annual December reading yesterday. For those that enjoy ACC, an annual December read is a nice thing, and it's short enough to always fit in.

10brodiew2
Redigerat: dec 9, 2015, 10:24am

>4 Rembetis: Love the 1970 musical 'Scrooge' starring Albert Finney, even though it hasn't got a great reputation.

I love this film as well. It is a family classic at our house. I would say it has the best Ghost of Christmas Present of them all.

11cbfiske
dec 14, 2018, 4:44am

We have a neighbor down the road who puts up an elaborate themed front yard Christmas display every year. This year's theme was Mickey's Christmas Carol complete with life size painted wooden characters. I go a little slower every time I pass that house. What a delight. We've already spent one evening as a family watching Mickey's Christmas Carol and I've done my reread of the book. Enjoying myself.