Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

No one took the bait and made a comment about my post about "A Christmas Story" turning 25. So I'll try another of my favorite Christmas movies, Dickens: A Christmas Carol.

This is my all time personal favorite!

The real debate on this one is which version you think is the very best. In this discussion the different versions are referred to by what actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge.

Here are your choices:
George C. Scott 1984 TV
Reginald Owen 1939 Movie
Michael Caine 2002 Movie (Muppets)
Patrick Stewart 1999 TV

My favorite in the George C. Scott version, followed closely by the Muppet version.

What say you?????


Anonymous said...

In order to have commented on The Christmas Story, would have implied that I have seen it. I haven't. I think I surfed over it as I was flipping channels tonight. Now for the Christmas Carol, I like the animated version the best, but that one didn't make your list. Oh well! Sue

Joshua James said...

The only version of a Christmas Carol that I can recall seeing is the George C. Scott 1984 TV one. Nope, I take that back I saw a live performance of it a the Guthrie Theater, which was pretty good as well.

And I think I am still getting over the fact that "A Christmas Story" is only 25. Meaning that I am, in fact, older than what is now considered to be a Christmas classic. By a year and a half, but still older than a classic... My wife finds this humorous, so I guess that's a plus.

Pastor Steve Cox said...

Sue, Thanks for stopping by an d leaving a note. You really should watch the Christmas Carol with GCS, he is a very good Scrooge!

Pastor Steve Cox said...

Josh, I too have been to the Guthrie many times - It is a great experience but I still lean toward the GCS version as the best even though I'm a huge fan of the Muppets version. Check out that one - Love Rizzo the Rat!

Joshua James said...

Have you heard of the version to be released next year with Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come? Robert Zemeckis who directed the Polar Express is producing this version. Could be an interesting film!