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A Christmas Carol

The Christmas Carol movie is one of the most timeless, well-loved themes of the holiday season. The book by the same title was written by Charles Dickens and published in 1843. The story has literally touched the lives of millions and millions of people through print, as well as film.  These holiday classics tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in film:

A Christmas Carol movie

  • Christmas Carol 2009 with the Scrooge played by Jim Carrey is the most recent rendition of Ebenezer Scrooge and Dickens’ classic tale. This version is done in the same style of 3D animation as Polar Express and Beowulf. Critics gave the movie high marks for the effects, acting, and close adherence to the original story and language.
  • Scrooged depicts another twist on this precious theme. TV Executive Frank Cross (who was indeed both frank and cross with employees, as well as family and even the true love of his life, Claire.)
  • A Christmas Carol (UK), now a classic version of the film from 1951. This version stars Alastair Sim. This movie was produced in the UK and became a Christmas Eve in the US as well. Definitely a must-see as the closest version to the original story written by Charles Dickens.

The wealthy businessman is visited by a deceased colleague in the form of a ghost who shows Ebenezer scenes from the past, present, and future. The scenes reveal the darkside of Ebenezer Scrooge as the old miser comes to see how his own struggles, decisions, and actions severely impact the lives of those around him. The storyline of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one that should be read and watched every holiday season to keep the message of love, patience, generosity, and kindness close at hand. Each of these films is inspiring, while also funny and uplifting leaving viewers feeling full of benevolence and holiday spirit.