The world has been given numerous adaptations of the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. However, not all live up to the original story.
According to our research there are over 50 adaptations of the story have been released and only about 10-percent are worth watching more than once. The other 40 or so versions can be watched once, if even at all.
Even with all the A Christmas Carol adaptations, it honestly wasn’t that difficult for us to pick our top-5 favorite versions.
5. Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
With the progression of CGI, it was only a matter of time before the Charles Dickens classic was made using the technology. Following the massive success of Tom Hanks in The Polar Express (2004), bringing on the likes of Jim Carey for Disney’s A Christmas Carol was smart. Carey lends himself well to voice over work as in this adaptation.
One major complaint from most people is the creepiness of Ebenezer Scrooge and we can agree on that fact.
This film was about equal to both critics and audience alike, garnering 53% and 58% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes.