DVD of the Week – Four Films of “A Christmas Carol”

by HELEN GEIB

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What do Alistair Sim, Albert Finney, Bill Murray, and Michael Caine have in common?

If you answered “Ebenezer Scrooge,” then you know your Christmas Carols. Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these great adaptations of the perennial seasonal favorite.

a-christmas-carol-sim Alistair Sim is the ultimate Scrooge in the classic English version, A Christmas Carol (1951).

scrooge-finney Scrooge (1970) is a lovely musical adaptation starring Albert Finney.

scrooged-murray Bill Murray’s grasping entertainment executive discovers the ghosts of Christmas are real, if not quite as Charles Dickens described them, in Scrooged (1998).

a-muppet-christmas-carol-caine Michael Caine makes a fine Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit, Statler and Waldorf as the heckling Marley Brothers, and Gonzo the Great as Mr. Dickens.

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