How Well Do You Know Charles Dickens’ Classic A Christmas Carol?
From the time of its publication in 1843, “A Christmas Carol” was an instant hit. Test your knowledge of the classic holiday tale.
Considered the most faithful to Dickens’ story, the 1951 adaptation of A Christmas Carol is often praised for its acting and set design. Who plays Scrooge?
Answer: Scottish actor Alastair Sim
Sim was also known for his comedic and character roles.
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Answer: Jim Carrey
The iconic funnyman stars as Ebenezer Scrooge; this animated film also features the voices of actors Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.
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What is the title of the 1988 retelling of A Christmas Carol? (In this version, comedian Bill Murray plays a cynical and ruthless TV executive.)
In Scrooged, Frank Cross, played by Murray, changes his mean-spirited ways after he’s haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
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The great English character actor Michael Caine stars as Scrooge in which version? (Caine’s co-stars are popular for their appearances on Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock.)
Answer: The Muppet Christmas Carol
This heartwarming version of the holiday classic debuted in 1992 and features Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.
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Answer: Lionel Barrymore
Barrymore played Mr. Potter in Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 film.
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Which character stars in a 1962 animated version of the Dickens tale? (Hint: He’s wealthy, short and sometimes goes by the name Quincy.)
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Answer: Mickey’s Christmas Carol
is a short (23 minutes), animated version of Charles Dickens’ tale with beloved Disney characters.
Can you guess what the oldest Christmas carol is?
Answer: George C. Scott
Actor George C. Scott also portrayed iconic World War II general George S. Patton in the 1970 film, Patton.
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Which actor stars as Scrooge in the 1999 version of the Dickens story? (Hint: the actor made his name playing the captain of the Enterprise.)
Answer: Patrick Stewart
Stewart explored distant planets as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Albert Finney stars in the 1970 version that turns the Scrooge story into what?
Answer: Scrooge is a musical version of Dickens’ story
Albert Finney won a Golden Globe award for his performance.
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