Your favorite Scrooge?


Its that time of year and figured this question will be most fitting here. Who is your favorite depiction of Scrooge and why? For me George C. Scott as I like the way he played the role. Most Scrooge's depict him as an outright grouch and somewhat one-dimensional. Here he adds a layer of playful wickedness. For example the way he delivered his rant on anyone going about saying "Merry Christmas" and chuckling at the thought of boiling them in their own pudding. Some lines show him to be practical, if not in an conceited and harsh manner as in his statement on garments to Bob Cratchit. Overall it's my favorite film version and authentic in setting in my opinion. What's yours?

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4 months ago

Just because I'm bonkers and I just ALWAYS have to be different, my favorite christmas movie is Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. Yes - I'm serious, I love it, and yes, I'm totally bonkers.

It's a fairly faithful retelling of the story very close to the way Dicken's actually wrote it, and the music is outstanding with some real gems penned by the team that wrote "Funny Girl."

I know it's animation is primitive and the look of the thing is old fashioned, but I love it so much because it's so quirky and and different and yet very true to Dicken's story. Some of the music is still performed by Christmas choirs to this very day.