It’s December. The lights and choice of music on the radio might have already told you this before we did. When the Christmas season comes many of us reach out to see Christmas movies and traditional specials. Maybe the most iconic story of all it A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The story written in the Victorian period has remained an iconic tale of redemption that shows the value of loving life where you are and the joy of giving. Because it is so well-loved there have been many versions of the story whether they be stylized to modern times, based around popular characters or even traditional retelling/period pieces.
We have gathered a list of both paid and free versions of the story that can be streamed this month.
The Mupet Christmas Carol (Disney+) The story is told by a cast of fun faces with humor and a dose of emotion staring Kermit, Fozzy, and the muppet gang.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Disney+) Original a 3-d film release this animated version of the story stars Jim Carrey and other major voice talents.
A Christmas Carol 1938 (Amazon Video)
A Christmas Carol “Alastair Sims version” (Amazon $1.99) Alastair Sims gave one of the most iconic versions of the Scrooge character is a timeless classic.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Disney+) Mickey’s Christmas Carol brings us, Mr Scrooge McDuck and Mickey, as Bob Cratchet.
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (Fandango Now $4.99) This animated version of the story has wonderful songs and humor you might not see in a modern version of the story.
Barbie Christmas Carol Modernized version of the story about an exec who wants employees to work on Christmas Day (Hulu) Barbies version of this story is a modern take on the Ghostly tale featuring an executive who overworks employees.
A Christmas Carol Narrated by Vincent Price (Amazon Prime Video) Vincent Price lent his iconic voice to Dicken’s prose in the short version of a Christmas Carol that hits all the high notes even with a somewhat choppy soundtrack.
A Flintsones Christmas Carol (Boomerang) Need we say more?
*A Christmas Carol 1984 (Plex And Roku Channel) This version of the story starring George C Scott was a TV movie that became an institution for years. One of the darker retellings of the story and still one of the best.
*A Christmas Carol 2019 Directed by Marc Hamill (Film Star) A recent release. We listed it because it was fun to take a look at the story as presented by the multifaceted Hammil.
*A Christmas Carol. “Patrick Stewart” Vudu Sir Patrick Stewart delivered big time as Scrooge in this TNT original movie that is a must-see during the season.
*A Christmas Carol “Modernized version” (Vudu, Tubi TV, Pluto TV) An updated version of the story with an executive who wants his employees to work straight through the holidays (Not the Barbie version)
*An American Christmas Carol (Plex, Roku Channel) This TV movie from the 1970s has a uniquely American twist on the classic tale based in the Great Depression. Staring Henry Winkler.
*Scrooge Iconic telling of the story from 1935 Available on over 20 services including (Retro Video Vault) This public domain masterpiece is considered by many to be the quintessential version of the tale.
*A Christmas Carol 2000 Story told from the perspective of a modern loan shark (Crackle) A new sort of take on the story that centers on an enforcer more so than the aristocracy. Apparently, you don’t have to be rich and out of touch not to be nice to people on Christmas.
* Rifftrax A Christmas Carol Rifftrax takes on a 24-minute version of the classic story (Tubi TV) Nothing is funnier than seeing poor people mistreated when Rifftrax gets ahold of the story.