by Tamera Lynn Kraft
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is my favorite Christmas novel. Although no movie adaptation has ever done it justice, here are my top 10 favorite Christmas Carol Movies.
10. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Released 1983 (animated)
Starring Allen Young, Wayne Allwine
In this Mickey Mouse animation, they keep the essence of the story but add a little more when Scrooge is cast into Hell by the 3rd ghost.
9. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Starring Micheal Caine
This isn’t exactly Dickens, but it is a fun retelling using Muppets as the characters.
8. Ms. Scrooge
Starring Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson make a great female Scrooge in this twist on the old story.
7. 12 Days of Christmas Eve
Starring Steven Weber and Molly Shannon
This adaption is sort of A Christmas Carol meet Groundhog Day. It’s a funny retelling that works.
6. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
Released 1962 (animated)
Starring Mr. Magoo
What’s not to like about Magoo as Scrooge. This is one of my favorites.
5. A Christmas Carol
Starring Alistar Sims
The is the best old classic movie of the story.
4. An American Christmas Carol
Starring Henry Winkler
Winkler plays Scrooge in a very un-Fonzy way and is believable in the part. This Christmas Carol set in the Depression era is one of the best in changing the setting yet keeping the essence of the story.
3. Disney’s A Christmas Carol 3D
Starring Jim Carey
This animated retelling of A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite. Jim Carey does a great job of showing a repentant Scrooge.
2. A Christmas Carol
Starring George C. Scott
George C. Scott’s portrayal of Edenezer Scrooge is the best. He is a perfect Scrooge both before and after the transformation.
1. A Christmas Carol
Starring Patrick Stewart
This is the adaptation that is closet to the actual story. There are few differences. That is the reason this is my favorite. Patrick Stewart also does an excellent job as Scrooge. Only George C. Scott did a better job.