There have been many film/tv versions of the famous Christmas classic. The role is frequently passed on from actor to actor but which one is the best? Here is a list of some of the famous adaptations of the character.
Albert Finney in Scrooge
This musical adaptation of Dicken's A Christmas Carol can sometimes feel too long and the music can seem a little irritating but nonetheless this movie is one of my favorite Christmas Carols. Albert Finney does the character justice and Obi Wan Kenobi appears as Marley but the only thing I really had a problem with was the music. For all who love movie musicals and A Christmas Carol it is a must see.
Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck in Mickey's Christmas Carol
A cartoon classic, Mickey's Christmas Carol has been a favorite of mine since I was five. It is an amazing adventure and Scrooge McDuck is great for young audiences to enjoy.
George C. Scott in A Christmas Carol
It is said to be 'the definitive version of a beloved literary classic' but I'm not able to answer that because I have not seen it but it looks like a great tv film and I will give it a shot.
Michael Caine in The Muppet's Christmas Carol
The Muppet's Christmas Carol is of course a Christmas family favorite but it delivers a great performance by an all-time great, Michael Caine. Caine's Scrooge delivers on all levels and it has gone down in history as one of the best Christmas Carol's ever.
Patrick Stewart in A Christmas Carol
This is not a mind trick, Professor X was Scrooge in the 1999 tv film A Christmas Carol. I have not seen this film but 72/100 critics like this film and the trailer looks very good.
Jim Carrey in A Christmas Carol
Probably in one of his greatest roles Jim Carrey is my favorite Scrooge. Carrey makes you feel for the character and he also throws in some clever humor but he is not over the top. If you have not seen this you should give it a try.
I like to wish all you MP viewers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!