Best Movie Adaptations of A Christmas Carol

The Top Ten
1 A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Stays close to the book, is special because it really explains Scrooge's character - and the change.

I saw this on Disney.

2 A Christmas Carol (1984)

By far, the best presentation of this classic and beloved story.

Scott plays Scrooge as a real person rather than a caricature.

3 A Christmas Carol (1951)

Forgive me, but there is no way that this could be anything but No. #1. I don't know a single person who would watch another version over this one. Many consider it to be the greatest Christmas movie ever made. It's success was so great that Alastair Sim reprised his role as Scrooge in an Oscar-winning animated short film version. This is like ranking The Beatles lower than Nickelback on a Top Ten Bands list.

This was just incredible. Such a good, strong, Christmas movie. Christmas is not the same without this.

The definitive version which all others are compared to. Exemplary.

4 Disney's A Christmas Carol

The best one. Should be top 3

This one is scary

5 Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

Who else found this list when it wasn't winter? Also I love Mickey's Christmas Carol.

6 Scrooged (1988)
7 Scrooge (1970)

This is quite a divisive adaptation in as much as, in the same way that Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty is often considered a poor wannabe of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, this is considered by many to be a poor wannabe of Oliver!

Love, Love, Love this version, saw it in the theater as a child. I will always have it playing as I decorate my Christmas tree.

A spiritual cousin to Oliver! Which likewise was a musical adaptation of a Dickens novel.

8 A Christmas Carol (1999)

This movie version is a tradition with me and my family to watch to every year

9 Barbie in a Christmas Carol

Wow Barbie is on the list. The over-hated plastic doll. Meanwhile action figures for boys are praised.

10 A Christmas Carol (1938)

I love how they fleshed out the other characters more in this version. Fred looking to slide around just brings a smile to my face. It just feels like a Christmas movie

The Contenders
11 A Diva's Christmas Carol
12 Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
13 Christmas Carol - The Movie

I, David Rivera like Christmas Carol - The Movie the animated film and other animated and animated films like Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962), A Christmas Carol (1971), The Stingiest Man in Town (1978), Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979), A Christmas Carol (1982), Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992), A Christmas Carol (1994), A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), A Christmas Carol (1997), A Christmas Carol (2006) and A Christmas Carol (2009) and I, David Rivera prefer animated Christmas Carol way better than Live Action Christmas Carol.

14 Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
15 An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
16 A Flintstones Christmas Carol
17 Mickey's Christmas Carol

I totally agree Mickey's Christmas Carol is awesome!

This movie is the best that it's on twice.

18 The Jetsons Christmas Carol
19 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988)
20 A Carol Christmas (2003)
BAdd New Item