Bah, Humbug! Who's the best Scrooge?


There have been dozens of film and TV adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas ghost story A Christmas Carol including musical, animated and dramatic versions. But which is the best, and which features the most convincing portrayal of Ebeneezer Scrooge? Is it Reginald Owen, Alistair Sim, George C. Scott, Michael Caine, Mr. Magoo, Bill Murray, Disney's Uncle Scrooge, Patrick Stewart or someone else? Our family favorite is the musical 'Scrooge' featuring Albert Finney in the title role. Although this version is temporarily not available from the library's collections, it's worth looking for. What's your favorite?


Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Bill Murray is always playing some variant of the Scrooge character. I thought he was convincing in Scrooged.

I liked Scrooged, but the Muppet's Christmas Carol is probably my favorite. ;)

I vote for George C. Scott. I agree with you on the Finney musical; it's the best I've seen.