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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.

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The 1951 English version, considered the most faithful to Dickens’ story, is often praised for its acting and set design. Who plays Scrooge?

Answer: Scottish actor Alastair Sim was also known for his comedic and character roles. For more brain exercises see if you can spot the difference in these holiday photos.

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Which comedian known for his rubbery facial contortions voices Scrooge in a motion-capture version of A Christmas Carol from 2009?

Answer: Jim Carrey stars as Ebenezer Scrooge; this animated film also features the voices of actors Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.

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This 1988 retelling of A Christmas Carol features comedian Bill Murray as a cynical and ruthless TV executive.

Answer: In Scrooged, Frank Cross, played by Murray, changes his mean-spirited ways after he’s haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Check out these surprising Christmas trivia facts you probably didn’t know.

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The great English character actor Michael Caine stars as Scrooge in which version?

Answer: The Muppet Christmas Carol, a heartwarming version of the holiday classic, debuted in 1992 with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.

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Reginald Owen took the role of Scrooge in the 1938 Hollywood version after another actor backed out due to illness. That actor later played a mean miser in another Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Who was it?

Answer: Lionel Barrymore played Mr. Potter in Frank Capra’s iconic 1946 film. Take this quiz to see how well you know the 12 days of Christmas.

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This nearsighted character stars in a 1962 animated version of the Dickens tale.

Answer: Visually-challenged Mr. Magoo, a popular cartoon character in the early 1960s, took his turn as Scrooge in this TV special. 

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Disney’s Scrooge McDuck, a Scottish miser, appears in which 1983 movie?

Answer: Mickey’s Christmas Carol is a short (23 minutes), animated version of Charles Dickens’ tale with beloved Disney characters.  You’ll want to steal these festive Christmas traditions from around the world.

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Which actor known for playing a tough-as-nails war general stars in a 1984 version of A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Actor George C. Scott also portrayed iconic World War II general George S. Patton in the 1970 film, Patton.

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Before starring in a 1999 version of the Dickens story, this actor made his name playing the captain of the Enterprise.

Answer: Patrick Stewart explored distant planets as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. If you want more Christmas games, get these fun Christmas games to play with your family

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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. Learn about these fun facts about the holiday season.

Originally Published in Reminisce

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