Christmas elicits nothing more than "Bah, humbug!" from Ebenezer Scrooge (Scott), a miser whose sole pursuit of financial success has left him a bitter and lonely old man. But a Christmas Eve visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future ultimately teaches him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family.
In the same year that he directed a handsome version of The Scarlet Pimpernel for television, Clive Donner also made this worthy 1984 small-screen production of the Dickens tale. George C. Scott can't quite muster a decent English accent, but he does bring some new colors to this movie's interpretation of Scrooge, making the character less nasty for the sake of nastiness and more a product of a life of lovelessness. The supporting cast is first-rate, and the production is far more handsome than most TV fare. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful Christmas movie, Loved it for the first time we saw itPublished 5 months ago by Y Lincoln
The BEST version of the Christmas Carol ever produced, and hard to find. Watched it last night, no with problems.Published 20 months ago by WS
Probably one of the best recent versions of the Christmas classic. Too bad it was in 1.33:1 aspect ratio and not widescreen.Published on Jan. 18 2013 by Peter Warth
Would have loved it had been wide screen but it was a lot clearer to watch than the regular DVD.Published on Jan. 14 2013 by Larry Beazley
I love this movie and have many of the versions. George C. Scott brings good, jovial sentiment to this all-time favorite Christmas movie. I bring it out and watch it every year. Read morePublished on March 19 2012 by Christine
This is a fair film, but nothing when compared to "A Christmas Carol" starring Alister Sim. The actor just doesn't ... become the part. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2004 by Neurosky
I saw this video two weeks after reading the book. It came across as flat and lifeless compared to the book and the 1951 Alastar Sim version I have. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by it
To me, a proper Scrooge needs the proper British accent. While Scott did a fine job with Scrooge's lines, having an American-sounding Scrooge in the midst of British-speaking... Read morePublished on Dec 25 2003 by T. R. Matheson
There are so many versions of this story available it may be hard to peg down why some are better than others. In my opinion this is the best live action version available. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by AbeStreet