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Chopsticksmaloy 12/22/2013 7:21:37 AM

"Beavis & Butthead Do Christmas" 

joyer3215 12/23/2013 4:17:26 AM

I watch six versions of The Christmas Carol every holiday season, from least favorite to most, and this list reflects that almost perfectly...I only flip 1 and 2 from this list.  The George C. Scott version was my first exposure to the story, so it remains my favorite.  What I like about it is the way the ghosts of Christmas Past and Present display such obvious contempt for Scrooge.  There's this air of maliciousness to their hauntings.  And the screeching that goes along with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come gives me chills every time.  As for the 1951 version, personally, I enjoy the filled out backstory of Scrooge and Marley as opposed to the standard "one day he's nice and in love at Fezziwig's Christmas party, fast forward a few years and he's miserly" approach.  I feel all of the additions added to Scrooge's past (Fan and Marley dying, etc.) really enhanced the story.

tjanson 12/23/2013 6:19:44 AM

 Joyer...well said.  I agree.  Edward Woodward gives it to Scrooge pretty good as the Ghost of Christmas Present and then just leaves him in the middle of nowhere.  And that version was not even on this year.  Glad I have it on DVD

redvector 12/23/2013 6:54:22 AM

I never cared for the musical version of the story. My favorite's are Scott's and Stewart's.  

ObiWannaJones 12/23/2013 7:39:38 AM

 The tune "Thank you Very Much" is a great movie tune, and I have been part of a Christmas production of Scrooge for many years that includes this. However,  to actually rank the Albert Finney 1970 musical Scrooge as #3 ???  I just watched that on the tube.  Finney was AWFUL, not to mention Alec Guiness (as Marley) taking Scrooge to Hell. As Scrooge himself may have said, "this is Wretched".  

tjanson 12/23/2013 8:14:56 AM

 My only problem with Finney is him playing it as if Scrooge had suffered a stroke since he talks out of the side of his mouth the entire time.

hanso 12/23/2013 10:26:59 AM

Why hasn't anyone pointed out that Scrooged isn't on here?

tjanson 12/23/2013 11:02:57 AM

 Hanso...uh like 6 people have and as I said in opening...which apparently no one read...SCrooged and other parody versions were not considered.  Sheesh it's like trying to talk to my Aunt Rose...

violator14 12/23/2013 2:12:47 PM

 WOW!! Great list, except where's "Scrooged"?? 

silversurfer 12/23/2013 2:14:19 PM

 I liked George C Scott's version very much...and it proabably did have the best cast...

I was surprised that Jim Carrey's version made the list? I do agree that it was pretty good for the CGI that was involved?

 

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