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1. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Not Rated | 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: 1,419

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

Unrated | 61 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Join dancing internet sensation Gummibar in his first ever movie adventure! When Santa vanishes on Christmas Eve, Gummibar and his band of wacky, misfit friends shake their booties from the... See full summary »

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

Votes: 219

3. Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

In this adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Daffy Duck is the greedy proprietor of the Lucky Duck Mega-Mart and all he can think about is the money to be made during the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray

Votes: 705

4. 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: 8,940 | Gross: $7.00M

5. Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (2008 Video)

TV-Y | 76 min | Animation, Family

Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Director: William Lau | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks, Melissa Lyons, Prudence Edwards

Votes: 1,404

6. 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: 121

7. 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: 48

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

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation

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

Votes: 19

9. A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006 Video)

TV-Y | 46 min | Family

Oscar the Grouch is visited by three ghosts in an attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

Directors: Victor DiNapoli, Ken Diego, Emily Squires, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Joey Mazzarino, Matt Vogel, Jim Martin

Votes: 54

11. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

An old bitter miser 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: 1,515

13. 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: 202

15. 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: 750

16. 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: 915

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

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation

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: 27

18. 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: 16

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

50 min

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

Director: Robert Guillaume | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Roscoe Lee Browne, Geoffrey Holder, Ted Lange

Votes: 20

21. 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 »

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton, Daws Butler, Don Messick

Votes: 113

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

TV-Y7 | 23 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: 73

23. 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: 37

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

TV-PG | 24 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: 44

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

TV-PG | 24 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: 16

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

51 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: 255

27. 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: 236

28. A Christmas Carol (1977 TV Movie)

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: 271

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

TV-PG | 47 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: 44

30. 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: 47

31. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Family, Short

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: 947

32. 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: 88

35. 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: 29

36. 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: 89

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

Family, Drama

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: 8

38. 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

39. 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

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

30 min | Drama