Various "A Christmas Carol" Film Adaptations (Also Includes Films with Non-Traditional Stories)

by kuzzn | created - 02 Dec 2012 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

These are many examples from among the varied film adaptations of Charles Dickens' novella "A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas." a.k.a. "A Christmas Carol" (1843). This list starts with the finest film adaptation, and has the rest of these selections in release-or-production-year order. It consists of traditional versions (that is, ones that each include a character named 'Ebenezer Scrooge' and are set wholly in 19th century England) and also (with and without spirits) other parodies and variations of or takes on this story.

Also noted is if the film happens to be TRADITIONAL, ANIMATED, or a FEATURE (at least 60 minutes long), and combinations of these.

This includes just the below entries because of IMDb's unfortunate changed practice of only allowing titles of feature films and series (with some exceptions) to be added to these lists (must have something to do with money). Please enjoy this much for as long as IMDb permits.

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1. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 17,118

TRADITIONAL - FEATURE - "Scrooge" - a.k.a. "A Christmas Carol" - Alastair Sim as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' Of very many film adaptations of the book, this movie is the best, due largely to Sim's portrayal of 'Scrooge,' whose transformation from miser to benefactor is most believably played out in this film. There are deviations from the novella, but they are not so significant as to alter the message and feeling of or in any way compromise the viewer's familiarity with this classic story.

2. 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: 273

TRADITIONAL - It's especially notable in that this is the first known film adaptation of Dickens' tale about 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' What I saw is all that apparently remains of the film.

3. 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: 42

TRADITIONAL? - Tom Rickets as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' The first American movie version of "A Christmas Carol," this short film is noted, in some places, as presumably being lost.

4. 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: 450

TRADITIONAL - Marc McDermott as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' It's one of the the earliest motion picture adaptations of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and is otherwise not very remarkable.

5. The Virtue of Rags (1912)

Drama, Short, Fantasy

A grouchy landlord discharges a kind-hearted rent collector for failing to collect the rent from an impoverished widow. After dreaming that he himself is experiencing the sordid experiences... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Wharton | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Helen Dunbar, Bryant Washburn, Howard Missimer

Francis X. Bushman as 'The Grouch' ('Scrooge'-like)

6. 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: 77

TRADITIONAL - "Scrooge" - a.k.a. "Old Scrooge" - Seymour Hicks as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' It's the first of two films where Hicks plays this title character. And this is the best silent movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" that I've seen.

7. A Christmas Carol (1914)

Drama, Short

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

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

Votes: 23

Charles Rock as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' From the excerpt I saw, this shows definite promise as a relatively good version of the tale.

8. 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: 14

TRADITIONAL? - "The Right to Be Happy" - a.k.a. "Scrooge the Skinflint" - Rupert Julian as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' This film adaptation of the story is believed to be lost.

9. A Bit o' Heaven (1917)

Drama

The story has to do with a crippled child, Carol Bird, the only daughter of her wealthy parents, who are proud of two strong, healthy sons, in addition. Little Carol is a hopeless invalid, ... See full summary »

Director: Lule Warrenton | Stars: Mary Louise, Harold Skinner, Ella Gilbert, Donald Watson

Votes: 8

"A Bit o' Heaven" - a.k.a. "The Birds' Christmas Carol" - Mary Louise as 'Carol Bird' ('Scrooge'-like)

10. Scrooge (1922)

18 min | Short, 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: George Wynn | Star: H.V. Esmond

Votes: 43

H.V. Esmond as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

11. Tense Moments with Great Authors (1922)

A series of twelve short films re-enacting highlights from famous novels. Individual titles are: #1: Trilby; #2: Les Miserables; #3: Sappho; #4: Nancy; #5: Fagin; #6: La Tosca; #7: Scrooge;... See full summary »

Directors: Harry B. Parkinson, W. Courtney Rowden, George Wynn | Stars: Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Charles Garry, Lyn Harding, Hilda Moore

"Scrooge" segment - H.V. Esmond as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

12. 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, Jack Denton, Forbes Dawson, Nina Vanna

Votes: 39

TRADITIONAL - "Scrooge" - a.k.a. "Gems of Literature: Scrooge" - a.k.a. "A Christmas Carol" - Russell Thorndike as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' It's another adaptation from the silent film era. While it starts out to seem more ambitious, the full picture is kind of disappointing, especially in comparison to one released ten years earlier.

13. Scrooge (1928)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Hugh Croise | Star: Bransby Williams

Votes: 6

Bransby Williams as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

14. Scrooge (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,486

TRADITIONAL - FEATURE - Seymour Hicks again as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' This is the first feature-length 'talkie' film adaptation of the tale. The performance by Hicks is impressive, within a script that is pretty much faithful to the original. It cuts corners in the visuals and the story. And it seems to rush through parts of the novella. In doing so in a feature-length film, elements are necessarily added or altered. What I refer to here is that the production tries to be artsy (in the form of cost-cutting visual effects) and it highlights relatively minor or new touches that unfortunately steer the film away at times from the more focused story telling of the source material.

15. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 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 »

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

Votes: 5,169

TRADITIONAL - FEATURE - Reginald Owen as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' This version has the most 'Hollywood' spectacle feel to it (which, among other things, includes a greater-than-usual focus on romantic leads), and has a different and somewhat less satisfying kind of ending, yet one that is serviceably fine and would be closely repeated in other films. It's also a relatively sanitized version of the book. Aside from some additional changes in the story and its having one of the largest 'Tiny Tims' in film history, for the most part this remains a pretty faithful and entertaining adaptation.

16. A Christmas Carol (1943 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An early experimental television broadcast of Dickens's famous novel.

Director: George Lowther | Stars: Lon Clark, Roger De Koven, Noah Julian, Consuela Lembke

Votes: 18

William Podmore as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

FEATURE - "Leyenda de Navidad" [literally: "Legend of Christmas"] - Jesús Tordesillas as 'Scrooge'

18. 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: 31

John Carradine as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

19. The Philco-Goodyear 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

Dennis King as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

20. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Short, 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: 193

TRADITIONAL - Taylor Holmes as 'Ebeneezer [sic] Scrooge' (and Vincent Price as 'the narrator'). It's a more compact version of the book, is also a bit stagey, plus has lower tech special effects. But it stays pretty close to the original story.

21. A Christmas Carol (1950 TV Movie)

120 min

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: 17

  • Bransby Williams again as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

22. 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

  • Ralph Richardson as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

23. 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

  • Malcolm Keen as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

"Non è mai troppo tardi" - a.k.a. "It's Never Too Late." It's got a 'Scrooge'-like character.

25. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1953)

60 min | Drama

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

Stars: Noel Leslie, Melville Cooper, Valerie Cossart, Denis Greene

Votes: 9

"Kraft Television Theatre: A Christmas Carol" - a.k.a. "Ponds Theater: A Christmas Carol" - Noel Leslie as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

26. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: The Gift (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Businessman Carl Baxter is a good boss for 364 days a year, but his memories of his estrangement with his son causes his mood to change at Christmas.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Charles Boyer, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dan Tobin, Joan Camden

Votes: 27

Charles Boyer as 'Carl Baxter' (an 'Ebenezer Scrooge'-like character). This episode clearly was inspired by Dickens' story about 'Scrooge.' It dramatically shows how a seasonally miserable man both alienates and saddens others in his life. "The Gift" is a nice holiday episode.

27. Topper (1953–1955)
Episode: Christmas Carol (1953)

30 min | Fantasy, Comedy

Henrietta reads a Christmas Carol to Topper and their guests. Topper falls asleep during the reading and dreams he is Scrooge.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll, Lee Patrick

Votes: 5

Leo G. Carroll as 'Cosmo Topper' as 'Cosmo Scrooge.' In a dream, the three 'ghosts' from the series portray Dickens' 'spirits,' and the episode includes a bratty 'Tiny Tim.'

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

60 min | Family, Drama

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: 90

TRADITIONAL - Fredric March as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' Here is an earlier televised and musical version of Dickens' story. Another stagey production, this episode has a pretty good start and ends up being just a so-so interpretation of the story.

29. Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa (1955 TV Movie)

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 »

Director: Wilm ten Haaf | Stars: Harald Mannl, Walter Kiaulehn, Fritz Rasp, Willem Holsboer

Votes: 7

"Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa" [literally: "A Christmas Carol in Prose"] - Harald Mannl as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

30. Story of the Christmas Carol (1955 TV Movie)

29 min | 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: David Barnhizer | Stars: Getrude Breen, Morton Friedman, Norman Gottschalk, George Greer

Norman Gottschalk as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

31. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: Music Box Revue (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Connie is sold a special music box that only plays to remind people of the Christmas spirit. While helping with the pageant she learns Ricky is spending the holiday alone but she has a date with Mr. Boynton. The right choice becomes clear.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, Jane Morgan

Eve Arden as a 'Scrooge'-like 'Constance (Connie) Brooks.' It's a funny radio show-turned-sitcom, where there's a clear reference to "A Christmas Carol" but no clear 'ghost' here. Yet there's a suggestion of mysticism. And Connie needs to get into the Christmas spirit, in order to hear the music.

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

60 min | Drama

This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer 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: Philippa Bevans, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Olive Dunbar

Votes: 30

TRADITIONAL - FEATURE - Basil Rathbone as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' This feature-length episode is a musical version of Dickens' story, with a great deal of music and a very good portrayal of 'Scrooge' by Basil Rathbone. While the official copy I saw suggests that this film is badly in need of restoration, and the music and the graininess in this motion picture may be too much for some, it's one of the better presentations from among the 1940s and '50s telecasts about 'Scrooge.' Yes, it's also stagey, but that seems like a minor aspect of this entertaining adaptation.

33. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Trail to Christmas (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

A cowboy helps a young runaway learn the meaning of Christmas by telling the boy the story of "A Christmas Carol," changed to the American west.

Director: James Stewart | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Gregg Barton, Sam Edwards, Richard Eyer

Votes: 6

"General Electric Theater: The Trail to Christmas" - a.k.a. "G.E. True Theater: The Trail to Christmas" - John McIntire as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

34. Family Theatre (1949–1958)
Episode: The Christmas Carol (1958)

Drama

A 1958 re-broadcast of the 1949 television version of Dickens's story, this time telecast as an episode of "Family Theatre".

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Robert Clarke, Taylor Holmes, George James, Earl Lee

Votes: 5

TRADITIONAL - The 1949 film "The Christmas Carol" (with Taylor Holmes and Vincent Price) was later aired as an episode of "Family Theatre."

TRADITIONAL - "Tales from Dickens: A Christmas Carol" - a.k.a. "Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens: A Christmas Carol" - Basil Rathbone as 'Ebenezer Scrooge' (and Fredric March as 'the narrator'). This is one of quite a few "A Christmas Carol"-based episodes among the early televised anthology series. Although a shorter film, it is still well told. A downside to it is that the use of minimalist sets, in scenes beyond what is depicted as the real world in the story, suggests that the ghostly excursions are simply dream sequences, rather than the actual visitations that the 'Ghost of Marley' had forewarned 'Scrooge' about in a 'real world' scene.

Basil Rathbone was one of the relatively few actors who played 'Ebenezer Scrooge' in more than one film. He actually had prominent roles in three films based on the book, and with all of these teleplays having been first released in the 1950s. In addition to this film, he portrayed 'Scrooge' in "The Alcoa Hour: The Stingiest Man in Town," 1956, plus Rathbone had played, even earlier, 'The Ghost of Jacob Marley,' in the "Shower of Stars" 1954 episode "A Christmas Carol."

36. A Christmas Carol (1960)

28 min | Short, Drama

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: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: John Hayter, Stuart Brown, Gordon Mulholland, Bruce Anderson

John Hayter as 'Scrooge'

37. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Christmas Story (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Crotchety old businessman Ben Weaver wants moonshiner Sam Muggins locked up for Christmas but, after seeing the holiday spirit in Andy's jail, he tries to be arrested himself.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 332

This non-ghost adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" is an episode where Will Wright portrays 'Ben Weaver' as an 'Ebenezer Scrooge'-like character (which is, actually, how Wright already had played this role). 'Andy' sort of acts in place of the 'spirits' and helps a sourpuss to achieve some measure of redemption at Christmastime.

38. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
Episode: Jangle Bells (1960)

26 min | Comedy, Family

Maynard throws a Christmas party for his friends, but status seeker Zelda persuades Dobie it would be better to attend Chatsworth's posh party. Troubled, Dobie is haunted by ghosts in this spoof of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus, Bob Denver

Votes: 13

Dwayne Hickman as 'Dobie Gillis' ('Scrooge'-like). There's a clear reference here to "A Christmas Carol." While 'Dobie' is not really a 'Scrooge,' he gets a dreamtime ghostly visitation. It's about choosing between friendship and the pursuit of financial success.

TRADITIONAL - FEATURE - "Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa oder Eine Geistergeschichte zum Christfest" - a.k.a. "A Christmas Carol in Prose, or, A Ghost Story of Christmas" - Carl Wery as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

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

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,152

"TRADITIONAL (almost) - ANIMATED - Jim Backus as the voice of 'Mr. Magoo,' playing 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' This musical version is the first animated adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" and portrays the novella as 'a story within a story,' with 'Magoo' playing 'Scrooge.' And it's very endearing. The film notably goes out of sequence with a couple of the 'ghosts,' but is fine, nonetheless. Also, the image of 'Gerald McBoing Boing' (a popular cartoon character at around this time) is featured here as 'Tiny Tim.'

"O Velho Scrooge" [literally: "Old Man Scrooge"]

42. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Cannonball Christmas (1963)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy

The Bradleys, Sam Drucker, Herby, Charlie and Floyd are decorating the Cannonball for it's annual Christmas Eve trip of caroling, gift-giving and merriment around the valley, but Homer ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Scarpitta | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell

Votes: 36

Charles Lane as 'Homer Bedloe' (also called 'Scrooge'). It's got strong references to "A Christmas Carol," but has no ghosts and is only loosely based on the story. This episode is a festive train ride.

Cyril Ritchard as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

"Karácsonyi ének" [literally: "A Christmas Carol"?] - Sándor Pécsi as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

45. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer

Votes: 558

FEATURE - Sterling Hayden as 'Daniel Grudge' (a 'Scrooge'-like character). "Carol for Another Christmas" is a "Twilight Zone"-esque, very nicely acted, small screen picture that makes a powerful anti-war statement. During the time of the cold war, a bitter xenophobe who promotes military might over international cooperation and internal community learns the potential danger of isolationism (both personal and national). The message of this ghost story film would not likely resonate with everyone, as its in-your-face commentary about disparaging others, especially toward the end of the film, may seem extreme. And this is part of the movie's potency.

46. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: Mr. White's Christmas (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Horatio White is a modern-day Scrooge and, with the aid of a girl known as "Tiny Tim", the family conspires to make him see the error of his ways.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young, Robert Coote

Votes: 12

John McGiver as 'Horatio T. White' (an 'Ebenezer Scrooge'-like character) - This humorous take on Dickens' story has a pre-"Jeannie" Larry Hagman helping the episode's lead scammers to get a miserly businessman to become responsible and charitable.

"Novela: Leyenda de Navidad" [literally: "Novel: Legend of Christmas"] - Luis Prendes as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'

48. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Samantha takes a miserly client of Darrin's to the North Pole on Christmas Eve to meet Santa Claus.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Erin Murphy

Votes: 157

Charles Lane as 'Mr. Mortimer' - Charles Lane was good at playing crusty, 'Scrooge'-like characters. 'Samantha' intervenes with her magic and brings about another mood-changing effect. It's entertaining 1960s humor.

49. A Christmas Carol (1969 TV Movie)

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