A Christmas Carol & Scroogeby bkekakis | created - 20 Dec 2016 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
All the movies based on classic story of Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by experiences from his own past, and from the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired to write the story following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged school, one of several establishments for London's half-starved, illiterate street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a self-interested man redeeming himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory. Published on 19 December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve; by the end of 1844 thirteen editions had been released. Most critics reviewed the novella positively. The story was illicitly copied in January 1844; Dickens took action against the publishers, who went bankrupt, reducing further Dickens's small profits from the publication. He went on to write four other Christmas stories in subsequent years. In 1849 he began public readings of the story which proved so successful he undertook 127 further performances until 1870, the year of his death. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been translated into several languages; the story has been adapted many times for film, stage, opera and other media. With A Christmas Carol, Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.
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1. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Votes: 10,172 | Gross: $5.68M
2. A Christmas Carol (2012)
82 min | Drama
On the anniversary of Jacob Marley's death, his business partner Ebenezer Scrooge finds unwelcome company in the form of three spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. If he ... See full summary »
3. Ebenezer (1998 TV Movie)
89 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western
A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
4. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)
43 min | Comedy, History
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.
5. A Christmas Carol (1951)
TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy
Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
6. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
7. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.
8. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
9. Scrooge (1970)
G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
10. Scrooge (1935)
78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ... See full summary »
12. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 43,885 | Gross: $27.28M
13. Christmas Carol (1978 TV Movie)
55 min | Comedy, Fantasy
In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »
14. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.
16. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.
19. A Christmas Carol (1977 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but then gets a visit from his companion Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. He urges Scrooge to change his life.
20. Ebbie (1995 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Fantasy
In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
21. A Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
22. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)
Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy
Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.
23. A Christmas Carol (2015)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
When the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge receives ghostly visitations one fateful Christmas Eve, he is shown the error of his ways.
24. Old Scrooge (1913)
40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who tries to help him change his selfish ways and redeem his soul by showing ... See full summary »
25. A Christmas Carol (1910)
Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.
27. Scrooge & Marley (2012)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family, Music
Scrooge & Marley is a modern variation on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy & music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption comes alive from a fresh perspective.
28. It's Christmas, Carol! (2012 TV Movie)
TV-G | 87 min | Family, Fantasy
The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive Carol Huffler, who on Christmas Eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »
29. Carry on Christmas (1969 TV Movie)
50 min | Comedy, Family
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Sid James) makes the life of his clerk, Bob Cratchit (Bernard Bresslaw) a misery. A visit from the spirit of Christmas Past (Charles Hawtrey) warns him that he will ... See full summary »
30. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)
84 min | Drama, Fantasy
Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.
33. Scrooge in the Hood (2011)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Crime
Charles Dickens' classic heart warming tale...not really. The Jewish mafia has decided to steal Scrooge's whoring business and ruin the holidays; all the while Scrooge is visited by the ... See full summary »
35. Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (1901)
6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
It's Christmas Eve. The miser Scrooge and his assistant Bob Cratchit finish their work in the office and go home. When Scrooge is going to open his front door, he sees the face of Marley's ... See full summary »
36. Karroll's Christmas (2004 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Comedy
Allen Karroll hates Christmas ever since his ex-girlfriend humiliated him in front of thousands of people one Christmas. As a man who writes greeting cards for a living, this proves to be a... See full summary »