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'Scrooge' Movies

From the oldest silent Scrooge films available to the well-known classics to more modern interpretations,
every adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol that has been released on DVD, Blu-ray or Streaming is here,
both Live Action and Animated.

Each movie is sorted by its year of release, with a note of the actor who played the part of Scrooge.

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.

Bonus 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

Bonus Features: Production stills slideshow.

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

Bonus Features: (none)

NOTE: Since this film is in the public domain, it has been released on DVD by several different studios. This version is reviewed as the best and most complete version. However, there is a less-expensive version that also has decent reviews.


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

Bonus 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.

Bonus Features: (none)

Also available: Brand new re-release from Artiflix.

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

Bonus Features: Includes the Black & White and Colorized Versions and Audio Commentary by Marcus Hearn and George Cole.

NOTE: There are several DVDs of this classic movie (from different distributors), so you may want to search Amazon to see if there's a better DVD with more Bonus Features or you can simply watch it on Amazon Prime streaming.


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

Bonus Features: (TBA)

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

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

Carol for Another Christmas (1964)
Sterling Hayden
Starring: Sterling Hayden, Percy Rodrigues, Steve Lawrence, Pat Hingle, Robert Shaw, Ben Gazzara, Eva Marie Saint, and Peter Sellers.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: (none)

A Christmas Carol (1977)
Michael Hordern
Starring: Michael Hordern, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn, Paul Copley, Clive Merrison, and Timothy Chasin.

Bonus Features: (none)

The Honeymooners Specials:
A Christmas Carol (1977)
Jackie Gleason
Starring: Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney, and Jane Kean.

Description: In 1977, Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Jane Kean reunited for the second of four hour-long specials representing the final performances of their classic Honeymooners characters. Ralph enlists Alice, Ed and Trixie to perform with him on stage after he agrees to supervise and star in the annual office holiday fundraiser for a charity chosen by his boss' wife.  Ralph ends up rewriting and reimagining Charles Dickens' dramatic classic A Christmas Carol with comedic results when Ed serves as the inexperienced director.

Bonus Features: "Trixie’s Honeymooners Memories" featurette with Jane Kean, The Honeymooners' Women’s Lib skit from 1973.

Rich Little's Christmas Carol (1978)
Rich Little
Bonus 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.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: (none)

Scrooged (1988)
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.

Bonus Features: (none)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Michael Caine
Starring: Michael Caine and the Muppets.

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by Director Brian Henson, On-the-set blooper reel, Pepe Profiles Presents - Gonzo: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo, and Christmas around the world.

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.

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

NOTE: Newer version available (Released November 20, 2018)

Ebenezer (1998)
Jack Palance
(Out of print)

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

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus 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.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: Trailers

Sesame Street:
A Christmas Carol (2006)
Oscar the Grouch
Starring: Tim Curry, Kristen Chenoweth, Rickey Boyd, and Kevin Clash.

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

Bonus 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.

Bonus Features: (TBA)

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

Bonus 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.

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

Bonus 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."

It's Christmas, Carol! (2012)
Emmanuelle Vaugier
Starring: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher, Carson Kressley, Olivia Cheng.

Bonus Features: (none)

NOTE: This movie is only available on DVD in this four pack with three other Hallmark Channel movies.


Scrooge & Marley (2012)
David Pevsner
Starring: David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Drew Anderson, and Jojo Baby.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus Features: (TBD)

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

Bonus Features: (TBD)

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

Bonus Features: (TBD)

A Christmas Carol (2015)
Anthony D.P. Mann
Starring: Anthony D.P. Mann, Colin Baker, Charline Cleaver, Andrea Hiltz, Sherri Paterson, and Heidi L. Dennis.

Bonus Features: (TBA)

A Christmas Carol (2017)
Martin Prest
Starring: Martin Prest (playing all 20 parts).

Bonus Features: (TBD)

The Man Who Invented
Christmas (2017)
Christopher Plummer
Starring: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Morfydd Clark, and Miriam Margolyes.

Bonus Features: Making-of featurette.

A Christmas Carol (2018)
Stuart Brennan
Starring: Stuart Brennan, Bonnie Wright, Sarina Taylor, Rebecca Hanssen, and Mark Paul Wake.

Bonus Features: (none)

Every Day is Christmas (2018)
Toni Braxton
Starring: Toni Braxton, Jennifer-Juniper Angeli, Towanda Braxton, Michael Jai White, Guy Christie, and Gloria Reuben.

Bonus Features: (none)

A Shoe Addict's Christmas (2018)
Candace Cameron Bure
Starring: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart.

Bonus Features: (none)


A Stone Cold Christmas (2018)
Demetria McKinney
Starring: Demetria McKinney, Andra Fuller, and Pauline Dyer.

Bonus Features: (none)

2nd Chance
for Christmas (2019)
Brittany Underwood
Starring: Brittany Underwood, Kristos Andrews, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Jonathan Lipnicki, Tara Reid, Mark Christopher Lawrence, and Zack Ward.

Bonus Features: (TBD)

A Christmas Carol (2019)
Kate Katzman
Starring: Kate Katzman, Rafael Gerardo Rey, Moises Contreras, D.L. Lewis, and Eliana Ghen.

Bonus Features: (none)

FX's A Christmas Carol (2019)
Guy Pearce
Starring: Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Joe Alwyn, and Charlotte Riley.

Bonus Features: (none)

A Nashville
Christmas Carol (2020)
Jessy Schram
Starring: Jessy Schram, Wes Brown, Kix Brooks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, and RaeLynn.

Bonus Features: (none)

Boyfriends of Christmas Past (2021)
Catherine Haena Kim
Starring: Catherine Haena Kim, Ish Morris, Raymond Ablack, and Karn Kalra.

Bonus Features: (none)

Also available in a Hallmark Channel Double Feature

A Dickens of a Holiday! (2021)
Kristoffer Polaha
Starring: Brooke D'Orsay and Kristoffer Polaha.

Bonus Features: (none)

Also available in a Hallmark Channel Double Feature

A Christmas Karen (2022)
Michele Simms
Starring: Michele Simms, Meghan Colleen Moroney, Rolin Alexis, and Lee Karlinsky.

Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer, Photo Gallery, and Meet the Cast.

Fireside Reading Of A Christmas Carol (2022)
Description: Experiencing a story read out loud is one of the oldest forms of entertainment there is. Fireside Reading is a way to slow down, reconnect with the timeless wisdom of great books and rediscover the simple pleasure of being read to. Join Gildart Jackson in front of a cozy fire as he reads A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to you and your family.

Ghosts of Christmas Always (2022)
Ian Harding
Starring: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Reginald VelJohnson, and Lori Tan Chinn.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

A New Diva's Christmas Carol (2022)
Starring: Ashanti, Vivica A. Fox, Robin Givens, and Eva Marcille.

Bonus Features: (none)

We're Scrooged (2023)
Tamara Duarte and Andrew Bushell
Starring: Tamara Duarte and Andrew Bushell.
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As the Scrooge:

Mr. Magoo's
Christmas Carol (1962)
(Collector's Edition)
Jim Backus
as Magoo/Scrooge
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary, production slide show, song demo, Storyboard sequences, commemorative booklet, and a movie still.

A Christmas Carol (1971)
Alastair Sim
as Scrooge
Starring: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, and Alexander Williams.

Bonus Features: (none)

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

Bonus 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.

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979)
Mel Blanc
as Yosemite Sam
Bonus Features: (none)

A Christmas Carol (1982)
Ron Haddrick
as Scrooge
Bonus Features: (none)


Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
(30th Anniversary)
Scrooge McDuck
Bonus 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:

Back to the Future: The Animated Series - Dickens of a Christmas (1991)
Ebiffnezer Tannen
Bonus Features: Includes the bonus episode, "A Family Vacation".

Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992)
Brer Fox
Starring: Christopher Corey Smith (as the voice of Brer Rabbit); Directed by Al Guest.

Bonus Features: (none)

A Christmas Carol (1994)
Garry Chalk
as Scrooge
Bonus Features: (none)

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

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

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

An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
Ernest Borgnine
as Carface
Bonus 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
Bonus 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
Bonus Features: (TBA)

A Christmas Carol (2006)
Tim Bentinck
as Scrooge
Bonus Features: (none)

Barbie: A Christmas Carol (2008)
as Eden Starling
Bonus Features: "Barbie & The Diamond Castle" secret scene, Collecting Dreams: The Making of the 2008 Barbie Collector Holiday Doll, Christmas Carol-oke Party, and "Jingle Bells" music video starring Chuzzlewit the Cat.

Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure (2009)
Bonus 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.

Bonus 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
Bonus Features: (TBD)

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

Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Carol (2015)
Bonus Features: "There's Snow Place Like Home" Sing-a-long music video and "Who's That Engine?".

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