As Complete of a list as I can make of ALL adaptations of a Christmas Carol

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Film and Movie adaptations of Charles Dickens a Christmas Carol

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1. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 98,550 | Gross: $75.79M

2. 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: 94,210 | Gross: $137.86M

3. 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: 79,433 | Gross: $60.33M

4. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) 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: 18,448

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

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: 43,882 | Gross: $27.28M

6. 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: 11,169

7. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

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: 8,399

8. 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: 7,617

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 »

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Christina Milian, Ashley Benson, Jackée Harry, Burgess Jenkins

Votes: 3,341

10. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,632

11. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,297

12. 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: 1,630

13. A Christmas Carol (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Simon Callow) 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: 1,618

14. A Christmas Carol (1997 Video)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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: 587

15. 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.

Director: Matthew Irmas | Stars: Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, William Shatner, Gary Coleman

Votes: 997

16. A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007 Video)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

To make sure that his beloved neighbour, Mr Wilson, has the perfect Christmas, the neighbourhood's lively six-year-old, Dennis Mitchell, makes a long list of things one needs to make it work; however, will the old man ever change?

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Maxwell Perry Cotton, Robert Wagner, Louise Fletcher, Isaac Durnford

Votes: 1,684

17. 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.

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Molly Parker

Votes: 616

18. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,066

19. A Christmas Carol (1977 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 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: 317

20. 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: 2,308

21. Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006 Video)

TV-G | 46 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Greedy duck hates Christmas but loves money. Greedy duck treats employees and customers poorly. Greedy duck has an existential experience where he confronts the darkest parts of his psyche ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray

Votes: 901

22. 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.

Directors: Richard Knight Jr., Peter Neville | Stars: David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch

Votes: 70

23. Ms. Scrooge (1997 TV Movie)

G | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy

A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach, John Bourgeois

Votes: 343

24. 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: 223

25. Detached (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Detached is a contemporary Scrooge tale set in the Hollywood Hills that follows Chadh Campbell, an unscrupulous mortgage broker, as he receives a stream of anonymous holiday greetings ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham | Stars: Sascha Rosemann, Kris Lezetc, Mieke Buchan, Ryan McGee

Votes: 34

26. 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: 164

27. Christmas Carol (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Evans | Star: Rich Little

Votes: 257

28. A Christmas Carol (2012)

82 min | Drama

On the anniversary of Jacob Marley's death, his business partner Ebenezer Scrooge finds unwelcome company in the form of three spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. If he ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Figgis | Stars: Karl Argue, Vincent Fegan, Peter Figgis, Neill Fleming

Votes: 90

29. Christmas Snow (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Family

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart, Kimble Joyner

Votes: 354

30. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth | Star: Daniel Smith

Votes: 326

31. The Muppet Christmas Carol: Frogs, Pigs and Humbug - Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic (2002 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

Director Brian Henson takes a retrospective look at the making of The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Stars: Brian Henson, Steve Whitmire, Michael Caine, Jerry Juhl

Votes: 29

32. Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979 TV Short)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Yosemite Sam is miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in this spoof of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Porky Pig, as Scrooge's clerk, Bob Cratchit, is fired on Christmas eve for the unpardonable act of ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 278

33. A Mr Shelton Christmas Special (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

John is a Blogger and Vlogger for Youtube, His short films are made for entertainment, but this year, he has been very bad. Will he learn his lesson? Will he find his Christmas spirit or ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Shelton | Stars: Anita Dashwood, Sarah Musson, Ward Parker-Wingate, John H. Shelton

Votes: 38

34. The Energy Carol (1975)

11 min | Short, Animation, Family

An unconventional version of The Christmas Carol. In this one, Ebenezer Stooge runs a power company, and he's actually nice to his employee, Bob Scratchet. But he's also incredibly wasteful... See full summary »

Director: Les Drew | Stars: Grant Munro, George Geertsen, Gerald Budner, Don Arioli

Votes: 33

35. A Very Daddy Issues Christmas (2011)

4 min | Short, Comedy

Christmas day gets off to a bad start for Richie and Junior when they visit their scrooge of a father.

Directors: Luke Asprey, Matt Dibbayawan | Stars: Donny Muntz, Gary Young, Colin Huxley, Taylor Beadle-Williams

36. Misandry: A Valentine's Day Story (2013)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

"Misandry: A Valentine's Day Story" is a comedy. The Valentine's Day Scrooge is visited by three "friends" who try to convince her to give love a chance.

Director: Daren Taylor | Stars: Christina Marie Leonard, Anna Akana, Rachel Emerson, Lacey Hannan

37. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)
Episode: A Bionic Christmas Carol (1976)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After an accident at a NASA contractor, Steve uses his bionic abilities to convince the gruff, penny-pinching head of the company to change his callous ways.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Antoinette Bower

Votes: 54

39. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A mean and miserly proprietor of a counting house in 1840's London is taken by ghosts to Christmas scenes of his youth, contemporary ones involving his family and employee, and lastly, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Costa, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 110

40. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)
Episode: A Happy Guy's Christmas (1989)

Comedy, Family

Tis the season not to be jolly - Mr. Belvedere is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a local community production of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.'

Director: Don Corvan | Stars: Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells

Votes: 16

41. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: A Keaton Christmas Carol (1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

With Christmas just around the corner. Alex finds himself lacking holiday spirit as the rest of the Keaton clan prepares for the celebration. On Christmas Eve Alex is visited in a dream by ... See full summary »

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 93

42. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 (1990)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sam and Al scare the Dickens out of a rich Scrooge character who wants to tear down a mission and build a high rise.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Charles Rocket, Melinda McGraw

Votes: 266

43. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Another Song for Christmas (1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

Jonathan and Mark become involved in their own version of Dickens' classic "Christmas Carol" ... only their "Scrooge" is a heartless used car salesman.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Jeff Doucette, Bill Quinn

Votes: 84

44. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Bah, Humbug (1980)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

Mr Carlson eats one of Johnny's special brownies and falls asleep at the station. He has a Christmas Carol dream about being a Scrooge for not giving the radio staff a Christmas bonus.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 66