A Christmas Carol

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1. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth | Star: Daniel Smith

Votes: 438

2. A Christmas Carol (1910)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 663

3. Scrooge (1935)

78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself.

Director: Henry Edwards | Stars: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran, Mary Glynne

Votes: 2,093

4. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

72 Metascore

An elderly miser learns the error of his ways on Christmas Eve.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 6,685

5. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy

Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke

Votes: 332

6. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly, miserly businessman, has no time for sentimentality and largely views Christmas as a waste of time. However, this Christmas Eve he will be visited by three spirits who will show him the errors of his ways.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 21,075

7. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A mean and miserly proprietor of a counting house in 1840's London is taken by ghosts to Christmas scenes of his youth, contemporary ones involving his family and employee, and lastly, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Costa, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 144

8. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Stingiest Man in Town (1956)

60 min | Drama

This is a musical version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: The Four Lads, Johnny Desmond, Basil Rathbone, Robert Weede

Votes: 36

9. Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (1959– )
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1959)

25 min | Drama

Basil Rathbone stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in a short television Christmas Carol performance. Spare, but elementally complete, its host, Fredric March, provides connecting narratives between the scenes.

Directors: Ross MacKenzie, Neil McGuire | Stars: Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, Alexander Gauge, Michael McCarthy

Votes: 49

10. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

This musical adaptation of the classic tale by Charles Dickens stars Magoo as the cold-hearted old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,659

11. A Christmas Carol (1969 TV Movie)

TV-G | 45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Zoran Janjic | Stars: Ron Haddrick, Bruce Montague, John Llewellyn, Brenda Senders

Votes: 218

12. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 9,832 | Gross: $3.70M

13. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,548

14. Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979 TV Short)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When nasty Ebenezer Scrooge (Yosemite Sam) fires Bob Crachit (Porky Pig) on Christmas Eve, Bugs Bunny sets out to change the miser's mind that night.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 341

15. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 11,338 | Gross: $21.00M

16. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 13,169

17. The Jetsons (1962–1963)
Episode: A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

What do Santa Claus and George Jetson have in common? They both have to work on Christmas eve! That mean old Mr. Spacely forces George to work late, while the family wonders what has ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Davis, Oscar Dufau, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Alan Zaslove, Ray Patterson | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Daws Butler, Janet Waldo

Votes: 179

18. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 12,630

19. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 51,831 | Gross: $27.28M

20. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994 TV Movie)

G | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real-life.

Director: Joanna Romersa | Stars: Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward

Votes: 1,282

21. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 8,792

22. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Simon Callow) who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 1,843

23. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 1,827

24. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 106,965 | Gross: $137.86M

25. The Night Before Christmas Carol (2010 TV Movie)

57 min

Charles Dickens is portrayed conceiving the story of A Christmas Carol, in his study at 1AM on Friday, October 13, 1843.

Directors: Serena Ebhardt, Scott Davis | Star: David Zum Brunnen

Votes: 20

26. A Christmas Carol (1908)

15 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

The miser Scrooge passes down a London street the morning before Christmas, on his way to his counting house. So much is he detested that no one speaks to him until a beggar approaches, ... See full summary »

Star: Tom Ricketts

Votes: 86

27. Scrooge (1928)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Hugh Croise | Star: Bransby Williams

Votes: 18

28. A Christmas Carol (1923)

25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, in order to help... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Greenwood | Stars: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Forbes Dawson, Jack Denton

Votes: 76

29. The Right to Be Happy (1916)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy

Scrooge was a "grouch," the greatest the world of literature has ever known. His former partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead more than seven years when the eventful Christmas Eve closed in ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Rupert Julian, John Cook, Claire McDowell, Frankie Lee

Votes: 38

30. A Christmas Carol (1914)

22 min | Drama, Short

A miser is reformed by visions of past, present and future.

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: George Bellamy, Charles Rock, Edna Flugrath, Franklyn Bellamy

Votes: 68

31. Old Scrooge (1913)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who tries to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul by showing ... See full summary »

Director: Leedham Bantock | Stars: Seymour Hicks, William Lugg, Leedham Bantock, J.C. Buckstone

Votes: 116

32. A Christmas Carol (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 49 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Telling of the Dickens classic in animated form with music.

Directors: Toshiyuki Hiruma, Takashi | Stars: Tony Ail, Nathan Aswell, Kathleen Barr, Lillian Carlson

Votes: 136

33. A Christmas Carol (1997 Video)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.

Director: Stan Phillips | Stars: Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Ed Asner

Votes: 758

34. A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Ghostly Tale (2006)

G | 48 min | Animation

This all-animal version of the much-loved classic by Charles Dickens is retold in stunning CGI animation and is destined to become a family favorite for years to come.

Director: Richard Machin | Stars: Tim Bentinck, Brian Bowles, Teresa Gallagher, Keith Wickham

Votes: 48

35. A Christmas Carol (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy

A contemporary retelling of the timeless Dickens tale, given a Scottish make-over. It explores the transformation of Scrooge.

Director: David Izatt | Stars: Bonnie Wright, Rebecca Hanssen, Stuart Brennan, Sarina Taylor

Votes: 315

36. The Philco Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1948)

Drama

The skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: John Baragrey, Eric Burtis, Valerie Cossart, Bing Crosby

Votes: 8

37. A Christmas Carol (1947 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: James Caddigan | Stars: Somar Alberg, David Carradine, John Carradine, Sam Fertig

Votes: 61

38. A Christmas Carol (1950 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Stars: Bransby Williams, John Ruddock, John Bentley, Pamela Cameron

Votes: 35

39. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1951)

30 min | Drama

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Gordon Duff | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Arthur Treacher, Melville Cooper, Norman Barrs

40. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1952)

60 min | Drama

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Eric Berry, Phillip Brady, Eva Condon, Melville Cooper

42. A Christmas Carol (1977 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but then gets a visit from his companion Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. He urges Scrooge to change his life.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Michael Hordern, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 443

43. Christmas Carol (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Evans | Star: Rich Little

Votes: 350

44. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse

Votes: 398

45. A Christmas Carol (II) (1982 TV Movie)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Haddrick, Robin Stewart, Barbara Frawley, Sean Hinton

Votes: 157

46. Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Family

When Brer Rabbit learns that Brer Fox is planning to evict Brer Bear on Christmas, he decides to teach the fox a lesson. Brer Rabbit gets the townspeople to stage their own version of "A ... See full summary »

Directors: Al Guest, Jean Mathieson | Stars: Ginny Tyler, Christopher Corey Smith, Tom Hill, David Knell

Votes: 51