This year marks the 180th celebration of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which is one of the best acclaimed Christmas belief anytime written. Since its aboriginal advertisement in 1843, readers accept consistently revisited the account of Ebenezer Scrooge, a black old man who loves alone money. One year, on a bewitched Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the apparition of his backward business partner, Jacob Marley, as able-bodied as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (aka the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come).
A Christmas Carol is a chastity account that armament Scrooge to appear to agreement with the mistakes he’s fabricated in life, while giving him one aftermost adventitious to about-face his activity about and accomplish new choices. Hollywood has accepted this redemptive adventure with abundant adaptations over the years. For this Christmas season, we’re activity to acquaint you area you can watch six of the best acclaimed adaptations of A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
This is not the aboriginal blur adaptation of A Christmas Carol, but it is one of the best acclaimed versions. It’s a British blur that was alleged Scrooge in the U.K afore it was retitled for the U.S. Alastair Sim accent the casting as Ebenezer Scrooge in this film, which has been echo for decades on television. It’s additionally the alone adaptation on this account that you can watch for free.
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Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
Someone at Disney had the ablaze abstraction of call A Christmas Carol with Carl Barks’ signature creation, Scrooge McDuck, arena his namesake, Ebenezer Scrooge. It came calm as the activated featurette Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
The Disney characters band up absolutely able-bodied to the aboriginal story, with Uncle Scrooge’s nephew, Donald Duck, arena Ebenezer’s nephew, Fred, while Mickey Mouse plays Bob Cratchit, and Goofy has a memorable actualization as the apparition of Jacob Marley. For the adolescent kids in your life, you won’t acquisition a bigger Christmas Carol acclimation than this one.
Watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol on Disney+.
Scrooged is an adapted booty on A Christmas Carol that takes abode in the present day … aback back the present was 1988. Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a brutal TV controlling who atrociously makes his advisers assignment through the holidays during a assembly of A Christmas Carol.
But it isn’t continued afore Frank is put through A Christmas Carol of his own, and his claimed ghosts aren’t aloft laying on easily on him to admit the best important assignment of his life.
Watch Scrooged on Paramount+ and Prime Video.
The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
Michael Caine is one of the few animal performers in The Muppets Christmas Carol, and he delivers a adept chic achievement as Scrooge. Almost every added role in the cine is performed by Muppets, and it’s absolutely delightful. It alike sticks added carefully to Dickens’ adventure than best of the added adaptations do.
Watch The Muppets Christmas Carol on Disney+.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
When Robert Zemeckis was in his Beowulf phase, he helmed this achievement abduction activated booty on A Christmas Carol with the active animation himself, Jim Carrey, as the articulation of Scrooge — and additionally as the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. This is additionally a adequately affectionate adaptation, with some added zaniness to bout Carrey’s casting of comedy.
Watch A Christmas Carol on Disney+.
A Christmas Carol (2019)
Put the kids to bed aboriginal for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol. This FX- and BBC-produced acclimation goes to abundant darker places than all of the added incarnations listed here. The ultimate destination is the same, but it’s absolutely abashing compared to the others.
Guy Pearce stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie Scrooge/the Ghost of Christmas Present, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit, and Jason Flemyng as the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Watch A Christmas Carol on Hulu.
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