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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: 16,956

2. 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: 5,115

3. An American Christmas Carol (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Henry Winkler, David Wayne, Chris Wiggins, R.H. Thomson

Votes: 908

This is a very interesting adaptation with Henry Winkler. Not totally obvious.

4. 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: 2,127

Animated version starring the voice of Jim Backus.

5. 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: 1,509

Animated version with voice of Simon Callow and Kate Winslet.

6. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 71,972 | Gross: $60.33M

Comedic version with Bill Murray.

7. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 9,912

Starring George C Scott

8. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

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

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 1,530

Musical version with Kelsey Grammer. I really liked.

9. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 85,120 | Gross: $137.86M

Disney version with Jim Carrey.

10. 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: 16,956

Starring Alastair Sim. DVD includes 1935 version with Seymour Hicks.

11. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 6,958

Starring Patrick Stewart.

12. 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: 5,115

Starring Reginald Owen.

14. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,614

AKA A Christmas Story. Starring Albert Finney.

15. A Christmas Carol (1999 Video)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.

Director: Stan Phillips | Stars: Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Edward Asner

Votes: 523

Animated version with voice of Tim Curry and Whoopi Goldberg. Only on VHS.

16. 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: 199

Starring Jack Palance. Only on VHS.

17. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 39,551 | Gross: $27.28M

Disney and Jim Hensen version with Michael Caine. Only on VHS.

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 »

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

Votes: 110

Double feature on VHS with How the Flintstones Saved Christmas.

19. 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: 1,459

20. Carry on Christmas (1969 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Family

Ebenezer Scrooge is a misery on Christmas, not allowing people money or doing anything to share Christmas cheer around his employees or acquaintances. While Scrooge is visited by three ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Baxter | Stars: Sidney James, Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 166

21. 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: 270

22. Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (2000 TV Special)

52 min | Comedy

The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake, James Bolam

Votes: 144

23. 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

24. 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