MODERN VERSIONS OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"by Tony-Scheinman | created - 06 Dec 2016 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
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1. Ebbie (1995 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Fantasy
In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
with Susan Lucci as department store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge, what I consider the best of the female Scrooges.
2. 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.
"The Fonz" as Scrooge? Who would have thought it, but Henry Winkler does a very good job as "Benedict Slade" in this Depression-era version.
3. Ms. Scrooge (1997 TV Movie)
G | 87 min | Fantasy, Drama
A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Cicely Tyson is one of the nastiest female Scrooges: money-lender "Ebenita Scrooge".
4. Scrooged (1988)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 78,375 | Gross: $60.33M
Bill Murray does a good job here as Scrooge-like TV executive "Frank Cross", but seeing Carol Kane's "Ghost of Christmas Past" keep decking him still makes me wince.
5. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.
with Vanessa Williams as pop singer "Ebony Scrooge".
6. A Carol Christmas (2003 TV Movie)
TV-G | 92 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy
An ego-maniacal TV talk show host is determined to destroy the festive fun in the studio.
Tori Spelling takes on the role as Scrooge-like TV talk show host "Carol Cartman".
7. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)
84 min | Drama, Fantasy
Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.
Rod Serling used his special gift to bring this powerful version to the TV screen, with Sterling Hayden as "Daniel Grudge", the Scrooge-like character who lost his son in Korea.
8. John Grin's Christmas (1986 TV Movie)
50 min | Family
A present-day adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
with Robert Guillaume as Scrooge character "John Grin".
9. Christmas Cupid (2010 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Sloane is a beautiful, stylish woman on the fast track to success in her public relations firm when a starlet client, Caitlin, dies. Caitlin immediately becomes Sloane's own personal "Jacob... See full summary »
with Christina Milian as Scrooge-like publicist "Sloane Spencer".
10. It's Christmas, Carol! (2012 TV Movie)
TV-G | 87 min | Family, Fantasy
The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive Carol Huffler, who on Christmas Eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »
pared-down version with Emmanuelle Vaugier as Scrooge-like publisher "Carol Huffman".
11. Scrooge & Marley (2012)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family, Music
Scrooge & Marley is a modern variation on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy & music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption comes alive from a fresh perspective.
with David Pevsner as piano bar owner "Ben Scrooge".