The Christmas Carol (1949) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Christmas Carol

Arthur Pierson, 1949

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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens, 1843

The Christmas Carol is a movie directed by Arthur Pierson in 1949 and based on the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843. The movie features Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke, Earl Lee, Nelson Leigh, and others.

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RATING

6.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Christmas Carol (Arthur Pierson, 1949)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, 1843)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of A Christmas Carol, the 1843 book by Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol

Read by: Derek Miller

Storyline

On Christmas Eve in London, Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly moneylender at a counting house, does not share the merriment of Christmas. In his house, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge to repent or be condemned in the afterlife like he was, informing him that three spirits will visit him during the night.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Christmas Carol, the 1949 movie by Arthur Pierson

Year

1949

Minutes

25

Movie Rate

6.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Christmas Carol

Country: USA

Year: 1949

Length: 25m

Cover of A Christmas Carol, the 1843 book by Charles Dickens

Year

1843

Pages

104

Book Rate

8.14

S: Goodreads

Book

A Christmas Carol

Country: UK

First published in: 1843

Length: 104 pages

Genre: Fiction

*Provided by Amazon

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Movie by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Scrooge (1970)
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A Christmas Carol (1977)
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The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)
Movie by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
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Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
Movie by Burny Mattinson
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A Christmas Carol (1984)
Movie by Clive Donner
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Scrooged (1988)
Movie by Richard Donner
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Ms. Scrooge (1997)
Movie by John Korty
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Ebenezer (1998)
Movie by Ken Jubenvill
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A Christmas Carol (1999)
Movie by David Hugh Jones
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Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
Movie by Jimmy T. Murakami
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Scrooge and Marley (2001)
Movie by Fred Holmes
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A Carol Christmas (2003)
Movie by Matthew Irmas
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A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004)
Movie by Arthur Allan Seidelman
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Karroll's Christmas (2004)
Movie by Dennis Dugan
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Movie by Robert Zemeckis
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It's Christmas, Carol! (2012)
Movie by Michael Scott
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Scrooge & Marley (2012)
Movie by Richard Knight Jr
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Every Day Is Christmas (2018)
Movie by David Weaver
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A Christmas Carol (2019)
TV Mini-Series by Steven Knight
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A Christmas Carol (2019)
Movie by Marc Hamill
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A Christmas Carol (2020)
Movie by Jacqui Morris
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A Nashville Christmas Carol (2020)
Movie by Dawn Wilkinson
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Christmas Carole (2022)
Movie by Ian Fitzgibbon
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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Movie by Stephen Donnelly
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Spirited (2022)
Movie by Sean Anders, John Morris

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Christmas Carol, the 1949 movie by Arthur Pierson

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Cover of A Christmas Carol, the 1843 book by Charles Dickens

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Christmas Carol, the 1949 movie by Arthur Pierson

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of A Christmas Carol, the 1843 book by Charles Dickens

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36% No

7 votes

4 votes

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