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1. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,725

2. Gummibär: The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa (2012 Video)

Unrated | 61 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Join internet sensation Gummibar as he dances his way to save Christmas! Filled with fun music & wacky characters, you'll dance & laugh your way through Gummibar's movie adventure!

Directors: Bernie Denk, Jürgen Korduletsch, Rick Jones | Stars: Sonja Ball, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Bruce Dinsmore, Rick Jones

Votes: 330

3. An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

20 Metascore

An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins

Votes: 9,411 | Gross: $7.00M

4. The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2009)
Episode: Nan's Christmas Carol (2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy

Catherine Tate's brilliant character gets the Scrooge treatment with an extended Christmas special all to herself... When mean-spirited, two-faced, foulmouthed Nan welcomes the festive ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Anderson | Stars: Catherine Tate, Roger Lloyd Pack, Ben Miller, David Tennant

Votes: 136

5. The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011)
Episode: A London Carol (2010)

TV-G | 23 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

London refuses to help out with a charity event, she is visited by ghosts.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan

Votes: 98

6. 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: 44

8. 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: 1,750

9. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996–2009)
Episode: Compassion: Part 1 (2000)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Family, Fantasy

As newly elected Drama Club President, Annie demands that the group perform "I'm Dreaming of a Galactic Christmas" instead of the traditional "A Christmas Carol," and keep all the profits ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Judge, Andrew Francis, Adrienne Carter, Michael Donovan

Votes: 8

10. Ebenezer (1998 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Ken Jubenvill | Stars: Jack Palance, Ricky Schroder, Amy Locane, Albert Schultz

Votes: 240

12. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)
Episode: Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

Beavis and Butt-head spend Christmas watching music videos, reading letters from viewers and spoof popular Christmas movies into their own hilarious shorts, like: "Huh Huh Humbug" and "It's a Miserable Life".

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve | Stars: Mike Judge, Tracy Grandstaff, Adam Welsh, Kristofor Brown

Votes: 793

13. 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: 1,198

14. 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

15. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls (1989)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

It is Christmas time at Hillman and Whitley is acting as bitter as the Grinch. One night Whitley is visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future and told to change her ways, or else.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 18

16. John Grin's Christmas (1986 TV Movie)

50 min | Family

A present-day adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

Director: Robert Guillaume | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Ted Lange, Roscoe Lee Browne, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 23

17. George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
Episode: Christmas Carol II: The Sequel (1985)


One year later and we see how Ebenezer's changes have impacted his friends and family. A hilarious twist on a well known tale!

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Paul Benedict, George Burns, Martin Clark

Votes: 9

18. 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: 147

19. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Episode: Xmas Marks the Spot (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The fate of Christmas depends on the Ghostbusters filling in for the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future while Egon attempts to retrieve the real ghosts from the containment unit.

Director: Richard Raynis | Stars: Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer

Votes: 107

20. Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Family, Musical

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: Marc Daniels | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Lynn Anderson, Larry Gatlin, Julie Gregg

Votes: 39

21. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Bah, Humbug (1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Mr Carlson eats one of Johnny's special brownies and falls asleep at the station. He has a Christmas Carol dream about being a Scrooge for not giving the radio staff a Christmas bonus.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 85

22. Alice (1976–1985)
Episode: Mel's Christmas Carol (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

On Christmas Eve Mel is haunted by a former partner after he fires the waitresses.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Philip McKeon

Votes: 30

23. 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: 330

24. 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: 422

25. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: A Bionic Christmas Carol (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After an accident at a NASA contractor, Steve uses his bionic abilities to convince the gruff, penny-pinching head of the company to change his callous ways.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Antoinette Bower

Votes: 74

26. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Ebenezer Sanford (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Tightfisted Fred gets a ghostly wake-up call in this spoof of "A Christmas Carol."

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, LaWanda Page

Votes: 81

27. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Movie)

28 min | Animation, Drama, Family

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: 1,433

28. 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: 195

30. 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: 39

31. 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: 34

32. 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: 141

33. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol III (1956)

52 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Re-run of the Shower of Stars adaptation of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol", originally shown Dec. 23, 1954. Scrooge is redeemed through meeting with four ghosts.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: William Lundigan, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, Bob Sweeney

Votes: 16

34. 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

35. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Dinner (1955)

60 min | Drama

A homeless man (Barton) and his friend are wandering down Park Avenue on Christmas Day when they encounter a dog. Barton takes the dog in tow and tries to talk the owner of a nearby diner (... See full synopsis »

Stars: James Barton, Ian Turner

36. It's Never Too Late (1953)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol set in 1950s Italy.

Director: Filippo Walter Ratti | Stars: Paolo Stoppa, Isa Barzizza, Marcello Mastroianni, Giulio Donnini

Votes: 21

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

30 min | Drama