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Old 11-20-05, 01:50 PM
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Favorite take on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

It's probably been done before, but 'tis the season, so I want to know what is your favorite movie take(s) on "A Christmas Carol" ?

Mine would have to be..
Scrooge - the Albert Finney musical, and Scrooged -with Bill Murray.
Old 11-20-05, 02:42 PM
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I'm a sucker for the 1984 George C. Scott version and the later 1992 Muppet version. I also liked the 1999 version with Patrick Stewart.

I few times last year, 2 or 3 different channels were playing different versions of A Christmas Carol at the same time. It was fun flipping back and forther between them all to see how they did different scenes.
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Its a tie between Mr. Magoo and the Muppets.

Mr. Magoo, mostly for nostalgia sake, and the Muppets, because its the only time that Tiny Tim's passing has made me shed a tear.

That said, I have yet to see the Reginald Owen, Alistair Sims, George C. Scott, Albert Finney or Patrick Stewart versions, so my opinion probably means little.
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The 1951 Alistar Sim version reigns supreme.
Old 11-20-05, 07:07 PM
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The '38 version is probably my most favorite and the Patrick Stewart version is overlooked.

I'm surprised there's so much love for the Alistar Sim version. Is it because it was the first version that was most faithful to Dickens' source? Because the C. Scott version is just as similar, but less boring...To me.
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Blackadder's version.

Ebenezer Blackadder: Cork it, fatso! Don't you realise that this is the Victorian Age, where apart from Queen Piglet-Features herself, women and children are to be seen and not heard!
Prince Albert: Queen Piglet-Features!
Ebenezer Blackadder: Yes! "Empress Oink," us lads call her. The only person in the kingdom who looks dafter than her is that stupid Frankfurter of a husband. "The Pig and the Prig," we call them. How they ever managed to produce their one hundred and twelve children is quite beyond me. The bed-chambers of Buckingham Palace must be copiously supplied with blindfolds!
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Originally Posted by rw2516
The 1951 Alistar Sim version reigns supreme.
This plus The Muppets are my favs...
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The Alistar Sim version is my favorite as well.
Old 11-21-05, 02:33 AM
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Based on nostalgia but for me it is Mickey's Christmas Carol. Which I recently was told I had via the Disney Mickey tins collection.
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Originally Posted by Morf
I'm a sucker for the 1984 George C. Scott version and the later 1992 Muppet version.
Same for me.

I'm excited for the upcoming SE of the Muppet version more than I probably should be.
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Originally Posted by naughty jonny
Blackadder's version.
lol, that's what I came in here to post.....
might not be conventional, but it sure is my favorite one!
Old 11-21-05, 08:44 PM
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Scrooged
Old 11-21-05, 09:32 PM
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I have seen so many versions of this it's not even funny. I got to see the musical version when I was just 8 years old on stage, and it left quite an impression. I am partial to Mickey's Christmas Carol and the Muppet Version in terms of movies. But I will say that the George C. Scott version also holds dear to me, as I was but a kid and quite impressionable.
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the George C. Scott version is definitely my favorite by far. I even have it on DVD and watch it every year around Christmas time.
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The Muppet version with Michael Caine
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I love to watch as many versions of A Christmas Carol as I can. It's the perfect story.

Scrooge with Albert Finney is probably my favorite. He's so twitchy and hammy.

Of course, the Alistair Sim version is excellent as is the Patrick Stewart version.

For nostalgia, it's Mr. Magoo.
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I love the George C Scott version and also love Scrooged with Bill Murray.
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The Mickey Mouse version.
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The Flintstone Christmas Carol
Muppet Christmas Carol
Scrooged
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Originally Posted by Rocketdog2000
and Scrooged -with Bill Murray.
Ditto.
I missed it today to my dismay.
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The Patrick Stewart One.
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Alastair Sim all the way. I think this version (1951) was directly channelled from Dickens' brain.


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