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Thread: What's your favorite version of, 'A Christmas Carol'?

  1. #31
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    :gingerbread:

    Mine, and my mum's, favourite version is the one with Alastair Sim...it is such a classic!!

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    Wonderful thread!

    I love "A Christmas Carol", and am pretty sure I've seen every version made, multiple times.

    It is tradition to watch "A Muppet's Christmas Carol" the day after Thanksgiving, after putting up the tree. That is a favorite.

    But my most fave has to be George C. Scott's version from 1984. Absolutely magical. Scrooge has never been portrayed better, IMO.

    Also love the Alistair Sim's version.

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    Mine is Alistair Sim's version

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    Quote Originally Posted by CATZILLA View Post
    Mine is Alistair Sim's version

    Yes, I grew up with that one.

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    I am in the Patrick Stewart group. I thought his portrayal of Scrooge was the best. He also did a stage performance of "A Christmas Carol" a couple years back where both read and acted all 40 characters with nothing more than a Table, Chair, and Over-sized Book. It was on Broadway and sold out every night .. maybe he'll revive it one Christmas. I heard it was fantastic.
    "I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens

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    Jim Carrey's. It's hilarious!

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    Unhappy Need some help

    To all of my fellow Christmas fans:

    I have joined this forum so that I might find something for my mother, who has sent me on a grand quest. (Although I'm sure I'll be sticking around for more year-round Christmas cheer!)

    About 40-50 years ago, my mother said she watched a black-and-white, animated version of "A Christmas Carol" that was based on the original illustrations. She said she was pretty certain that she was a child, but not a small child, when she saw it. That would put it at about the 1950's-1960's. She only saw it once, but it has stuck with her since then. This was in Southeastern Virginia, USA.

    I am consulting IMDB and amazon.com to try to find it, but am having no luck so far. That's why I'm coming here for some assistance.

    Oh, and BTW, my favorite version of "A Christmas Carol" is probably the Muppet version. But I hold no hatred for any of them. The George C. Scott one is cool as is the Patrick Stewart one.

    In fact, a couple of years ago I wrote to USA Today and gave them a list of actors I'd like to see play Scrooge in future versions of "ACC". They published my letter in their online version.

    BTW, my choices were Kenneth Branaugh (and have Emma Thompson play the Ghost of Christmas Past), David Bowie, Hugh Laurie (although grumpy Scrooge might wind up looking like Dr. House with an accent) and David McCallum (and, for the classic TV fans, have Robert Vaughn play Jacob Marley).

    Thanks, y'all!!

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    vardare

    I think I know the version your looking for. Try 1971 Animated version with Michael Redgrave as narrator. Alistair Sim is the voice of Scrooge. The Wikipedia blurb says "inspired by 19th century engraved illustrations of the 1930's edition of a Christmas Carol." I have this version and the drawings are awesome. I think it is only an hour long but not sure.

    My favorite versions are Mr. Magoo's & the George C. Scott versions, although I like nearly all of them.

    There is a cute version with the Flinstones, where Fred plays Scrooge in the community play & becomes a little too caught up in his character.
    HTH
    Susan

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    Is it this one: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christma...hristmas-carol

    It's not B&W, though it is forty-years-old now (my goodness, where are you going, time??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbugbasset View Post
    I think I know the version your looking for. Try 1971 Animated version with Michael Redgrave as narrator. Alistair Sim is the voice of Scrooge. The Wikipedia blurb says "inspired by 19th century engraved illustrations of the 1930's edition of a Christmas Carol." I have this version and the drawings are awesome. I think it is only an hour long but not sure.

    My favorite versions are Mr. Magoo's & the George C. Scott versions, although I like nearly all of them.

    There is a cute version with the Flinstones, where Fred plays Scrooge in the community play & becomes a little too caught up in his character.
    HTH
    Susan
    I had never heard of this one so I was looking it up on google. Apparently, it is only one half hour, maybe a few minutes less than that, but it seems to have gotten good customer reviews

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