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What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol" - 18/12/2012 3:52:03 PM   
Dannybohy


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I am a sucker for Scrooged with Bill Murry personally! especially as it is the only 'different take' on the story and its funny as hell!

For the more classic take I love the Alistair Sims version. I recently watched the Jim Carrey animation which was excellent. I am also pretty sure Jim Carrey studied the Sims version ?!




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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 4:24:39 PM   
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Muppets.

That is all.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 4:50:46 PM   
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Muppets.

That is all.



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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 6:18:26 PM   
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Muppets Christmas Carol
and
Scrooged.

I did enjoy the Jim Carrey version but it's not quite as brilliant as those two.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 7:09:47 PM   
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Muppets Christmas Carol
and
Scrooged.


^This

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 8:09:10 PM   
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Muppets Christmas Carol
and
Scrooged.


^This


Yup.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 8:58:34 PM   
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Muppets Christmas Carol
and
Scrooged.


^This


Yup.


I'd say that was motion carried.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 8:59:56 PM   
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I like the muppet version from 1992 :)

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 9:48:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

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Muppets Christmas Carol
and
Scrooged.


^This


Yup.


I'd say that was motion carried.



I agree with all of this. Except the Scrooged part.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 11:28:53 PM   
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Scrooged for me.

I do remember loving Mickey's Christmas Carol as well when I was but a boy.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 18/12/2012 11:44:26 PM   
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No love for the Sim version?

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 12:08:32 AM   
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Is that the one with Alec Guiness? If so that one.

Muppets and Scrooged are both fine entertainment for the holidays though.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 12:10:20 AM   
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I have always had this theory that the best Scrooges are those that still retain just a little bit of their nasty side until the very end. Audiences enjoy the nasty bloke much more than the redemption I think.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 12:15:50 AM   
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I have always had this theory that the best Scrooges are those that still retain just a little bit of their nasty side until the very end. Audiences enjoy the nasty bloke much more than the redemption I think.


Absolutely. Anyone ever see Cash on Demand? It's riffing on A Christmas Carol, but without the supernatural element. Peter Cushing as a mean-spirited bank manager getting a lesson in goodwill on Christmas Eve.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 2:23:37 AM   
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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 9:50:42 AM   
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Never seen one.

I know someone whos getting a visit this Christmas eve!!

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 4:21:17 PM   
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Scrooged? are you having a laugh? It's a terrible awful film full of ridiculous characters and situations. I mean how would a Skeleton grow to 200 feet tall without osteoporosis turning his bones to dust? it makes no sense at all, the whole thing is so full of plot holes it looks like an elongated episode of Eastenders, the croched quilt edition. And Bill Murray, what's he supposed to be, he just plays the same character in every film, grumpy twat who get's turned around by some bird who looks like Andi MacDowell. And anyone who likes it is just a pretentious Richard Donner fan boy who can't see the wood for the trees, the man couldn't direct traffic.

And then, at the end it's all revealed to be a dream! Disgusting lazy schmaltzy American trash. Charles Shakespeare must be apopletcic with rage.

As Will Self said - derp derp, derp derp, derp derp - pass the smack spoon!

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 4:26:27 PM   
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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 4:36:40 PM   
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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 5:31:58 PM   
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There used to be a BBC version shown every year (not Alistair Sim version) that I haven't been able to track down that I loved.

However, in recent years Mrs UTB and I have thoroughly enjoyed the Zemeckis/Carrey version. Very dark when it needs to be, funny and uplifting.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 6:27:35 PM   
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Scrooged? are you having a laugh? It's a terrible awful film full of ridiculous characters and situations. I mean how would a Skeleton grow to 200 feet tall without osteoporosis turning his bones to dust? it makes no sense at all, the whole thing is so full of plot holes it looks like an elongated episode of Eastenders, the croched quilt edition. And Bill Murray, what's he supposed to be, he just plays the same character in every film, grumpy twat who get's turned around by some bird who looks like Andi MacDowell. And anyone who likes it is just a pretentious Richard Donner fan boy who can't see the wood for the trees, the man couldn't direct traffic.

And then, at the end it's all revealed to be a dream! Disgusting lazy schmaltzy American trash. Charles Shakespeare must be apopletcic with rage.

As Will Self said - derp derp, derp derp, derp derp - pass the smack spoon!




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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 7:26:15 PM   
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Scrooged? are you having a laugh? It's a terrible awful film full of ridiculous characters and situations. I mean how would a Skeleton grow to 200 feet tall without osteoporosis turning his bones to dust? it makes no sense at all, the whole thing is so full of plot holes it looks like an elongated episode of Eastenders, the croched quilt edition. And Bill Murray, what's he supposed to be, he just plays the same character in every film, grumpy twat who get's turned around by some bird who looks like Andi MacDowell. And anyone who likes it is just a pretentious Richard Donner fan boy who can't see the wood for the trees, the man couldn't direct traffic.

And then, at the end it's all revealed to be a dream! Disgusting lazy schmaltzy American trash. Charles Shakespeare must be apopletcic with rage.

As Will Self said - derp derp, derp derp, derp derp - pass the smack spoon!



Really I have never meet any one who hates this film. It's up there with the Alastair Sim's film as best christmas film. The Muppet's and the Jim Carrey are good as well. Call me a fanboy but I like most of Richard Donner's films and Karen Allen looks nothing like Andi MacDowell. And have you read A Christmas Carol at all ?.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 11:03:57 PM   
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Much as I love the Muppets, my favourite version is the one with Patrick Stewart and Richard E Grant.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 19/12/2012 11:26:30 PM   
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Never seen one.

I know someone whos getting a visit this Christmas eve!!


Oooh, matron...(!)

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 20/12/2012 1:57:06 AM   
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I personally wasn't too impressed with the new Jim Carey version, so for me its A Muppets Christmas Caroll. It captures the tone and themes of the books perfectly, and despite being a Muppets film its very faithful to the book.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 20/12/2012 8:43:10 AM   
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Scrooged? are you having a laugh? It's a terrible awful film full of ridiculous characters and situations. I mean how would a Skeleton grow to 200 feet tall without osteoporosis turning his bones to dust? it makes no sense at all, the whole thing is so full of plot holes it looks like an elongated episode of Eastenders, the croched quilt edition. And Bill Murray, what's he supposed to be, he just plays the same character in every film, grumpy twat who get's turned around by some bird who looks like Andi MacDowell. And anyone who likes it is just a pretentious Richard Donner fan boy who can't see the wood for the trees, the man couldn't direct traffic.

And then, at the end it's all revealed to be a dream! Disgusting lazy schmaltzy American trash. Charles Shakespeare must be apopletcic with rage.

As Will Self said - derp derp, derp derp, derp derp - pass the smack spoon!



Really I have never meet any one who hates this film. It's up there with the Alastair Sim's film as best christmas film. The Muppet's and the Jim Carrey are good as well. Call me a fanboy but I like most of Richard Donner's films and Karen Allen looks nothing like Andi MacDowell. And have you read A Christmas Carol at all ?.


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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 20/12/2012 10:07:02 AM   
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No love for the Sim version?



oops! i had to adjust my original post!! which should have said Alistair Sims! not Albert Finney!!! my head was up my arse, ive watched too many versions of Christmas Carol this December already!!. Watched the Muppets version again last night with my kids! forgot how great it was and fantastic to see my kids reaction to it!!.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 20/12/2012 10:13:11 AM   
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I personally wasn't too impressed with the new Jim Carey version, so for me its A Muppets Christmas Caroll. It captures the tone and themes of the books perfectly, and despite being a Muppets film its very faithful to the book.

I was surprised how faithful it was to the book too! Its wasn't until I watched so many version in a row I realised how clever the Muppets version is!.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 2/1/2013 3:38:45 PM   
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Mine would have to be the animated version by Richard Williams (I see it's also up on YouTube). It's delightfully unsettling in all the right places.

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RE: What is your favorite version of 'A Christmas Carol... - 3/1/2013 10:11:57 AM   
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Mine would have to be the animated version by Richard Williams (I see it's also up on YouTube). It's delightfully unsettling in all the right places.

Don't believe i have seen this one! thanks. I will look it up

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