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(Relevant Magazine)   Can you guess what Guillermo Del Toro thinks is 'The Best 'Christmas Carol' Movie' of all time? OF ALL TIME?   (relevantmagazine.com) divider line
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2020-12-01 3:38:42 PM  
He's also correct. It's damned near perfect. Probably the second best Muppet movie behind The Muppet Movie. Just watched it while putting up the Christmas tree.
 
2020-12-01 5:19:45 PM  
It's Scrooged. Prove me wrong.
 
2020-12-01 5:21:50 PM  
Christmas Evil?
 
2020-12-01 5:23:28 PM  
Until someone makes an adaptation where Bob Cratchett gets caught going to town in the back of the fish market.

/Grinding Nemo was extremely overrated.
 
2020-12-01 5:31:53 PM  
Mr. Magoo
 
2020-12-01 5:32:27 PM  
Guessed it. And I agree. Michael Caine was a phenomenal Scrooge. Just a great movie all around.
 
2020-12-01 5:34:00 PM  
Definitely a hard call for me between Muppets and Scrooged.
 
2020-12-01 5:34:12 PM  
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I'm incredibly fond of this version.
 
2020-12-01 5:37:04 PM  
I will always prefer the Christmas episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
 
2020-12-01 5:40:48 PM  

a particular individual: It's Scrooged. Prove me wrong.


I can't, but its definitely my #2 choice.
 
2020-12-01 5:41:49 PM  
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2020-12-01 5:43:13 PM  
The version with George C Scott is still my favorite, but the Muppets are a close second.
 
2020-12-01 5:46:37 PM  
We watch that every year while putting up the tree. It's tradition. Michael Caine is just wonderful in it.
 
2020-12-01 6:02:12 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The version with George C Scott is still my favorite, but the Muppets are a close second.


Mine too. The most amazing part was Edward Woodward as The Ghost of Christmas Present. He had such screen presence, he almost made one forget that George C. Scott was there. Not an easy thing to do.
 
amb
2020-12-01 6:03:17 PM  
But is it as good as Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas?
 
2020-12-01 6:04:49 PM  

amb: But is it as good as Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas?


trick question there are no good versions of "a Christmas Carol", starting with Charles Dickens.

Emmett Otter is the shiat though.
 
2020-12-01 6:07:48 PM  
Die Hard?
 
2020-12-01 6:10:58 PM  
I would go with Mr Magoos Christmas Carol, but that is probably aged bias

The Muppet Carol is equally as charming, and I love the muppets

The reading by Sir Patrick Stewart is also a great choice
 
2020-12-01 6:13:40 PM  

blondambition: Tyrone Slothrop: The version with George C Scott is still my favorite, but the Muppets are a close second.

Mine too. The most amazing part was Edward Woodward as The Ghost of Christmas Present. He had such screen presence, he almost made one forget that George C. Scott was there. Not an easy thing to do.


That version is the one I grew up with, the one with Alistair Sim is also excellent.
 
2020-12-01 6:19:02 PM  
I like the Albert Finney musical best of all the Scrooge movies, for some reason.  I like the Dickens world there and I like the idea of the Ghost of Christmas Past being a Victorian Dame.
 
2020-12-01 6:23:57 PM  

otherginger: I like the Albert Finney musical best of all the Scrooge movies, for some reason.  I like the Dickens world there and I like the idea of the Ghost of Christmas Past being a Victorian Dame.


In the book it's a genderless creature of indeterminate age. Sometimes being like a child and others seeming very elderly.
 
2020-12-01 6:27:57 PM  

amb: But is it as good as Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas?


No.  No it is not
 
2020-12-01 6:53:42 PM  

Billy Liar: Die Hard?


Until recently, I never caught the coincidence that when Hans had someone bring coke fiend Ellis a drink, that it was a Coke.

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2020-12-01 6:57:43 PM  
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Don't forget Richard Williams' brilliant, dark, moody (and, in some spots, downright frightening) animated version featuring the best film Scrooge (Alastair Sim) as the voice of the best animated Scrooge.
 
2020-12-01 7:12:26 PM  
It's good, but Scrooge with Albert Finney is the best.
 
2020-12-01 7:56:53 PM  
He ain't wrong. Good on him for recognizing a damn near perfect script, first-rate cinematography and direction, and performances, through frippin' puppets no less, that gripped the heart and wrung it like a damn dishrag after Thanksgiving.
 
2020-12-01 8:12:17 PM  
Hmm... Subby, the bigger question is who gives a crap what he thinks?
 
2020-12-01 8:25:30 PM  
Ghost of Christmas future - Blackadder's Christmas Carol - BBC
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Y'all misspelled Blackadder's Christmas Carole.  It's the story of the kindest man in all of England, who is visited by a Spirit of Christmas, who shows him how bad his ancestors were, was well as a couple possible futures...

/pretty sure Robbie Coltrane's Spirit of Christmas was the inspiration for Hagrid.
 
2020-12-01 9:32:47 PM  

a particular individual: It's Scrooged. Prove me wrong.


A half-step second place. Probably my favourite of Murray's work.
 
2020-12-01 9:36:00 PM  

LouisZepher: a particular individual: It's Scrooged. Prove me wrong.

A half-step second place. Probably my favourite of Murray's work.


And Albert Finney for third.
 
2020-12-01 10:31:50 PM  

otherginger: I like the Albert Finney musical best of all the Scrooge movies, for some reason.  I like the Dickens world there and I like the idea of the Ghost of Christmas Past being a Victorian Dame.


That's one of my favorites as well. The "thank you very much" song is easily my favorite moment in any Christmas Carol rendition.
 
2020-12-01 11:03:53 PM  

ikenstein: Mr. Magoo


Mr Magoo had some awesome songs in it and it is always in my start of Christmas tv session.

I am still rather fond of A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart though.
 
2020-12-01 11:26:40 PM  
Muppet Family Christmas ranks higher as a Xmas special for me, personally. Bonus points for major nostalgia.
 
2020-12-01 11:44:47 PM  
Now I'm wondering what Benicio Del Toro's favorite version of A Christmas Carol is.
 
2020-12-01 11:52:24 PM  
I also like The Man Who Invented Christmas
 
2020-12-02 12:00:10 AM  
So you're saying that none of the Hallmark Channel takes on A Christmas Carol make the list? I'm speechless.
 
2020-12-02 5:49:56 AM  
Saw it in theaters when I was little. Can confirm its a great movie. My cousin and I ran down the VHS of this and another Muppet movie. They really were/are good movies
 
2020-12-02 6:44:05 AM  
I like versions that tell the story in under an hour.  We know what happens, just get it over with.
 
2020-12-02 8:25:17 AM  
The porn parody, "Christmas in Carol by Charles Dick King", was surprisingly faithful to the source material. And when Tiny Tim, the porn star born with freakishly normal-sized genitalia, realizes that Christmas is a time for charity and even a man with ordinary equipment can get a fiveway if he begs the right people, if that doesn't arouse something in you then you must be dead.
 
2020-12-02 8:59:26 AM  
Depends on what you're looking for. If you want something funny and sweet, it's a really good choice. For me, the best dramatic version is the George C Scott one.
 
2020-12-02 9:04:05 AM  

a particular individual: It's Scrooged. Prove me wrong.


This.

Goddamn masterpiece :P
 
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