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Fred (Character)
from A Christmas Carol (1938)

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A Christmas Carol -- The timeworn Dickens' story about the old merchant Scrooge and how his own disappointments in life shape his view that both life and men are not worthy of his notice or concern...

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Ebenezer Scrooge once had a sister named Fran, whom he was quite close to... See more »
Alternate Names:
Fred Holywell / Nephew Fred / Scrooge's Nephew


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  1. Canto di Natale (2010) Played by Antonio Petrosino

  2. A Christmas Carol (2009) Played by Colin Firth
    ... aka "A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
    ... aka "Disney's A Christmas Carol" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "Disney's Christmas Carol" - Japan (English title)
  3. Scrooge and Marley (2001) (TV) Played by Jason Richards
  4. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) Played by Iain Jones

  5. A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV) Played by Dominic West
  6. Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' (1994) (TV) Played by Martin Sheen (as Scrooge's Nephew)
    ... aka "Bah, Humbug!" - USA (short title)
  7. A Christmas Carol (1994) (V) Played by Michael Donovan (as Nephew Fred)
  8. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Played by Steven Mackintosh

  9. A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV) Played by Roger Rees (as Fred Holywell)
  10. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) Played by Clarence Nash (as Nephew Fred)
  11. A Christmas Carol (1981) (TV) Played by Nicholas Kaledin

  12. A Christmas Carol (1979) Played by Brad Calhoun
  13. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) (TV) Played by Dennis Day (as Nephew Fred)
  14. A Christmas Carol (1977) (TV) Played by Paul Copley
  15. A Christmas Carol (1971) (TV) Played by David Tate (as Scrooge's Nephew)
  16. Scrooge (1970) Played by Michael Medwin (as Nephew Fred)

  17. Karácsonyi ének (1964) (TV) Played by Zsigmond Fülöp
  18. A Christmas Carol (1960) Played by Gordon Mulholland (as Scrooge's Nephew)

  19. A Christmas Carol (1951) Played by Brian Worth
    ... aka "Scrooge" - UK (original title)

  20. The Christmas Carol (1949) (TV) Played by Robert Clarke

  21. A Christmas Carol (1938) Played by Barry MacKay
    ... aka "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" - USA (complete title)
  22. Scrooge (1935) Played by Robert Cochran

  23. The Right to Be Happy (1916) Played by Emory Johnson
  24. A Christmas Carol (1914) Played by Franklyn Bellamy
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  1. Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (1997) (TV) Played by Robert Clarke

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From A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV)
Fred Holywell: Uncle Ebenezer, this is my wife Janet. Janet this is Uncle Ebenezer.
Janet Holywell: It's a pleasure.
Ebenezer Scrooge: More like a surprise wouldn't you say?
Janet Holywell: Well that too.
Fred Holywell: That's quite true. Quite honestly it is a surprise. At least yesterday, you made it quite clear, it seemed to me at least, that you had no intention of accepting my annual invitation.
Ebenezer Scrooge: I made other things clear too didn't I, Fred? That Christmas was a humbug - a waste of time and money. A false and commercial festival, devoutly to be ignored.
Fred Holywell: Yes, basically that was it.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Well, I've come for three reasons. First, to beg your pardon for the things I said about Christmas. That was a humbug Fred.
Fred Holywell: Was it?
Ebenezer Scrooge: I didn't know it then, but I know it now. Secondly, I've come to meet your wife.
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