Dickens’ Christmas Carol (1948b)

USA, 25 December 1948
broadcast live, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American fantasy television special. Possibly the same as Dickens’ Christmas Carol (1948a).


Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he’s visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge’s heart?


Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.178 – credits