The other day I finally sat down and watched the Jim Carrey Version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Can I tell you how utterly disappointed I was with it? Seriously? I thought with Colin Firth and Gary Oldman it would be awesome! And I think Jim Carrey is pretty flingin flangin talented too (if not a tad obnoxious) so I thought it would be awesome.
They got some of it right. It was more faithful to the actual story than a lot of other versions I've seen. But I think they tried a little too hard to make it 3D interesting and the whole death coach chase scene was just stupid.
I think the Mickey Christmas Carol is sweet.
And the Muppet Christmas Carol is hilarious and rather touching (I can't be the only person who cries when I watch Muppets... can I?).
One of my favorites is the George C Scott version.
And of course I'm partial to the Patrick Stewart version (sorry, no good links).
Definitely the handsomest Scrooge ever!
BUT (that's a big but)
My all time favorite version (judge if you wish)- no matter how not-exactly-accurate it is- is The Mr Magoo version. You can find the entire video available on Hulu. Or you can just click HERE.