A Christmas Carol = Best. Story. Ever.

By Thursday, December 23, 2010 0 , , , , Permalink 0

Every year around this time I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I started doing this a few years ago when I realized that for all the different movie versions I’d seen, I had never read the original story. The novella is incredible and worth reading if you love the movie versions as much as I do. I’ve said before that A Christmas Carol is one of the greatest stories ever told, and I completely stand by that.

Here are my top 3 movie versions of the Dickens classic:

1. Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) – 1951
This one stars Alastair Sim as Scrooge and I think he is the best at this role. Pure perfection.

2. Scrooged – (1988)

I’m a sucker for anything Bill Murray related so the fact that this is on my list is really no surprise. He is hilarious as a modern version of Scrooge (“Have you tried staples?”)  and the score is by Danny Elfman. Amazing.

3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

I kind of grew up watching this so it is one of my favourites for nostalgic reasons. I mean, come on, Scrooge McDuck? How can you not love that?

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