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'Scrooge' Movies

From the classics to the not-so-classic, every adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
that has been released on DVD or Blu-ray is here, both Live Action and Animated.
Sorted by year and indicating the actor who played the part of Ebenezer Scrooge (or "Scrooge-like" character).

Live Action

As the Scrooge:



A Christmas Carol (1910)
Marc McDermott
Starring: (in the various films) Marc McDermott, William Bechtel, Viola Dana, Carey Lee, Shirley Mason.

Special Features: Includes eight other silent Christmas films released between 1901 and 1925, as part of the DVD "Christmas Past: Vintage Holiday Films.".



Old Scrooge (1913) &
A Christmas Carol (1923)
Seymour Hicks (1913)
Russell Thorndike (1923)
"Old Scrooge," Starring: Seymour Hicks, William Lugg, Leedham Bantock, and J.C. Buckstone.
"A Christmas Carol," Starring: Russell Thorndike, Nina Vanna, Jack Denton, and Forbes Dawson

Special Features: Production stills slideshow.



Scrooge (1935)
Seymour Hicks
Starring: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran, Mary Glynne, and Garry Marsh.

Special Features: (none)

NOTE: Since this film is in the public domain, it has been released on DVD by several different companies. This version is reviewed as the best and most complete version. However, there is a newer version released in 2005. No reviews as of yet for that one.



A Christmas Carol (1938)
Reginald Owen
Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, and Barry MacKay.

Special Features: 2 Festive Vintage Featurettes: Jackie Cooper's Christmas Party and Judy Garland Sings "Silent Night", Classic Oscar-Nominated Cartoon: "Peace On Earth", and the Theatrical Trailer.

Also available in: Blu-ray, 4 Film Favorites: Classic Holiday Vol. 1, TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection, Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 1 (2008 re-release), and Warner Bros. Classic Holiday Collection (2005 original).



The Christmas Carol (1949)
Taylor Holmes
Starring: Taylor Holmes and narrated by Vincent Price.

Special Features: (none)

Also available: Brand new re-release from Artiflix.



A Christmas Carol (1951)
(60th Ann' Edition)
Alastair Sim
Starring: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern, Francis De Wolff, and Brian Worth.

Special Features: Includes the Blu-ray and DVD, Black and White and Colorized Version, Audio Commentary by Marcus Hearn and George Cole, "Spirit of Christmas Past"--George Cole remembers Alastair Sim, "Richard Gordon Remembers George Minter & Renown Pictures", "Charles Dickens--His Life and Times", Before & After Restoration Comparison, Optional Narrative for the Blind, Photo & Press Book Gallery, Cast Bios, Original American and British Theatrical Trailers, "Scrooge" (1935 Seymour Hicks Version)



A Christmas Carol (1954)
Fredric March
Starring: Fredric March and Basil Rathbone.

Special Features: (TBA)



The Stingiest Man In Town (1956)
Basil Rathbone
Starring: Basil Rathbone, Vic Damone, Patrice Munsel, Johnny Desmond, and Robert Weede.

Special Features: This musical version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was broadcasted on the TV series "The Alcoa Hour."



Scrooge (1970)
Albert Finney
Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, and Laurence Naismith.

Special Features: (none)



Rich Little's Christmas Carol (1978)
Rich Little
Special Features: Also includes Rich Little's other TV special, Robin Hood.


An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Henry Winkler
Starring: Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Susan Hogan, Cec Linder, and R.H. Thomson.

Special Features: (none)



A Christmas Carol (1984)
George C. Scott
Starring: George C. Scott, David Warner, Susannah York, Anthony Walters, and Frank Finlay.

Special Features: (none)



Scrooged (1988)
(Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook)
Bill Murray
Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Glover, Bob Goldthwait, John Forsythe, David Johansen, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J. Pollard, Alfre Woodard, Mabel King, John Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

Special Features: From the original release: Original theatrical trailer.

See many more A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.


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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Michael Caine
Special Features: (from the original DVD release: Commentary by director Brian Henson, ,Frogs, Pigs & Humbug: Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic, Christmas Around the World, On the Set)

NOTE: Includes the Pan-Scan TV version and the original widescreen theatrical version.



Miracle At Christmas:
Ebbie's Story (1995)
(aka Ebbie)
Susan Lucci
Starring: Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Molly Parker, Lorena Gale, and Taran Noah Smith.

Special Features: Includes a bonus CD with 10 classic holiday tunes.



Ebenezer (1998)
Jack Palance
(Out of print)

Starring: Jack Palance, Rick Schroder, Amy Locane, Albert Schultz, and Daryl Shuttleworth.

Special Features: (none)



A Christmas Carol (1999)
Patrick Stewart
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice, and Saskia Reeves.

Special Features: (none)



A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
Vanessa Williams
Starring: Vanessa Williams, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, John Taylor, Brian McNamara, and Kathy Griffin.

Special Features: (none)



A Carol Christmas (2003)
Tori Spelling
Starring: Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, William Shatner, Gary Coleman, and Michael Landes.

Special Features: (none)



A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)
Kelsey Grammer
Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Geraldine Chaplin.

Special Features: (none)



Chasing Christmas (2005)
Tom Arnold
Starring: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson, and Robert Clarke.

Special Features: Trailers



Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Matthew McConaughey
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Anne Archer, Emma Stone, Robert Forster.

Special Features: (none)

Also available: The Blu-ray includes several exclusive bonus features.



Christmas Cupid (2010)
Christina Milian
Starring: Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray, and Ashley Benson.

Special Features: (TBA)



Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)
Michael Gambon
Starring: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, with Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins.

Special Features: "Doctor Who Confidential": An inside look at the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "Doctor Who at the Proms": Concert performance of music from Doctor Who recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC's annual Proms concerts.


NEW!

A Christmas Carol (2012)
Vincent Fegan
Starring: Vincent Fegan, Karl Argue, Peter Figgis, Bryan Murray, Jane Elizabeth Walsh, and Laurence Foster.

Special Features: From Amazon's Editorial Review: "This is the darkest, most ghostly version of this story ever made. It stays true to the original feel of the Dickens story, while turning up the creepiness. A range of well known Irish and English actors makes up the cast."



All American
Christmas Carol (2013)
Taryn Manning
Starring: Taryn Manning, Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Meat Loaf, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Special Features: (TBD)



Mister Scrooge to See You! (2013)
David Ruprecht
Starring: David Ruprecht, Matt Koester, and Shannon Moore.

Special Features: (TBD)


NEW!

By God's Grace (2014)
Cameron Deane Stewart
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Savannah McReynolds, Roark Critchlow, Jillian Clare, and John J. York.

Special Features: (TBD)

Animated
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As the Scrooge:



Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Jim Backus
as Mr. Magoo
Special Features: (none specified on package)


The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)
Walter Matthau
as Scrooge
Starring: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse, Dennis Day, and Paul Frees.

Special Features: Rankin/Bass' adaptation of A Christmas Carol is available only on these two collections:

Warner Bros.: Classic Christmas Favorites: A four disc set that includes: DISC 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and New to DVD: Leprechauns Christmas Gold, Pinocchio's Christmas, and The Stingiest Man in Town; DISC 2: The Year Without a Santa Claus: Deluxe Edition, Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Nestor, and The Long Eared Christmas Donkey; DISC 3: Frosty's Winter Wonderland and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; DISC 4: Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July.

Warner Bros. Archive (DVD-R): Rankin/Bass TV Holiday Favorites Collection, which includes The Stingiest Man in Town as well as The Little Drummer Boy Book II, Pinocchio's Christmas, and The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold.



Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
(30th Anniversary)
(Blu-ray/DVD)
Scrooge McDuck
Special Features: Includes five bonus Holiday-esque shorts: The all-new "Yodelberg," and the classics "Pluto's Christmas Tree," "The Hockey Champ," "The Art of Skiing," and "Corn Chips." Also features a "Disney Intermission:" when the movie is paused, Mickey invites viewers to sing three different Christmas carols with his pals.

Note: This is the fourth time that Mickey's Christmas Carol has been released on DVD. Previously, in order of most recent:

  • Disney Animation Collection: Also included three other Christmas cartoons from Disney: The Small One (1978), Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952), and Santa's Workshop (1932).
  • Classic Holiday Stories: Also included two other Christmas cartoons from Disney: The Small One (1978) and Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)
  • Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Pluto's Christmas Tree is also on that DVD.
  • Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Vol. 2: This was the only release in anamorphic widescreen (until the 2013 re-release) and also includes the original "Making-of" documentary.

    See all A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.



  • Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992)
    Brer Fox
    (Out of print)

    Starring: Christopher Corey Smith (as the voice of Brer Rabbit); Directed by Al Guest.

    Special Features: (none)

    Also available: Brand new re-release from Artiflix.



    Beavis and Butt-head
    Do Christmas (1995)
    Mike Judge
    as Beavis
    Special Features: Includes two Christmas specials, "Huh Huh Humbug" and "It's a Miserable Life".


    A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994)
    Henry Corden
    as Fred Flintstone
    Special Features: Also includes the 1964 Flintstones episode "Christmas Flintstone."


    A Christmas Carol (1997)
    Tim Curry
    as Scrooge
    Special Features: (none)


    An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
    Ernest Borgnine
    as Carface
    Special Features: Optional Sing-Along feature and a 4-page booklet featuring entertainment biographies of all your favourite "All Dogs" characters.


    Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
    Simon Callow
    as Scrooge
    Special Features: "Making Christmas Carol - The Movie" featurette, "What If?" music video with Kate Winslet, and the Original theatrical opening and ending


    Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)
    Joe Alaskey
    as Daffy
    Special Features: (TBA)


    Barbie in a Christmas Carol (2008)
    Barbie
    as Eden Starling
    Special Features: Collecting Dreams: Designing Holiday Barbie Doll, "Barbie & The Diamond Castle" Dance Party, and a Christmas Carol Sing-Along.


    Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure (2009)
    Swiper
    Special Features: (TBA)

    Also available in a Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure/Dora's Christmas two pack.



    A Christmas Carol (2009)
    Jim Carrey
    as Scrooge
    Starring: Jim Carrey, with Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, and Bob Hoskins.

    Special Features: "Capturing A Christmas Carol" featurette, "On Set With Sammi", and Deleted Scenes.

    Also available: 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD and 4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/3D Blu-ray Combos, both with additional special features.



    The Smurfs:
    A Christmas Carol (2011)
    George Lopez
    as Grouchy
    Special Features: (TBD)

    NOTE: This is the same movie that was originally included as a bonus feature on The Smurfs Blu-ray/DVD set.

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