Story of the Christmas Carol (1955)

USA, 22 December
black and white,
mono, English

An American fantasy television episode directed by David Barnhizer.

Plot Summary

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer is visited on Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more 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?


Director: David Barnhizer
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Music: Joseph Gallicchio and the NBC Orchestra
With the Illinois Bell Choir

Mike Kirby (announcer)
Ken Nordine (off-screen announcer)
Norman Gottschalk (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Eugene Troobnick (Bob Cratchit)
Gertrude Breen (Mrs Cratchit)
Morton Friedman (Tiny Tim)
Kurt Kupfer (Fezziwig)
George Greer (young Scrooge)



  • A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.183 – credits