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

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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Joan Sims ...
Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Ragpicker / Fezziwig (voice)
David Tate ...
Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man (voice)
Felix Felton ...
Annie West ...
Melvyn Hayes ...
Bob Cratchit (voice)
Mary Ellen Ray ...
Mrs. Dilber (voice)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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21 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Alastair Sim and Michael Hordern reprise their roles as Scrooge and Marley from the classic British film version of A Christmas Carol (1951). See more »

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Marley's Ghost says the third spirit will come "when the last stroke of twelve has ceased to vibrate." However, he actually appears on the FIRST stroke of twelve. See more »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (2004) See more »

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By far the best animated Christmas Carol ever done. Alastair Simm reprises his triumphant performance as Scrooge!
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I wish someone would release this lost gem on DVD or even video. So much garbage is shown at Christmas I just don't know what goes on in the minds of television programming staff that they won't show this masterpiece. It looks beautiful and the writing, directing and acting are superb. I last remember seeing it on regular old commercial television when I was a child back in 1977. I also remember that during a commercial break they showed a 7-UP commercial starring Jeffrey Holder. I have never forgotten it. Truthfully, this version is better than any of the live action versions that I have seen except perhaps the 1951 production entitled "Scrooge" starring Alastair Simm who reprises the role of Scrooge in this version. Simm is the best Scrooge ever. If you like "A Christmas Carol" email the programming people at Turner Classic Movies, American Movie Classics and Cartoon Network and beg them and harass them to show this wonderful film.


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