Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Trailer Park Tuesday: A Christmas Carol

Have you reached the saturation point of Seasonal Charles Dickens Syndrome?  No?  Okay then, this will put your SCDS into overdrive (don't blame me if you get the hives).  In the spirit of the Ghost of Christmas Presents, I thought I'd round up a few of the many different theatrical versions of Dickens' A Christmas Carol for this special Christmas Eve version of Trailer Park Tuesday.  Here's everything from one of the earliest Carol films (from 1901) to the Jim Carrey-ed A Christmas Carol of 2009--with a few interesting stops along the way--Scrooge & Marley ("make the Yultide gay!") and...um, Barbie (apologies in advance).  I'm leaving out several noteworthy examples--among them, the Albert Finney, Patrick Stewart, and Mr. Magoo versions--mainly because I couldn't find adequate trailers for them online.

So, sit back, raise a glass of wassail, and enjoy these clips.  God bless us, everyone.

Scrooge, or Marley's Ghost (1901)

A Christmas Carol (1910)

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Scrooge (1951)

Scrooge (1951)--Colorized Version

A Christmas Carol (1984)

Scrooged (1988)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)

Scrooge & Marley (2012)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

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