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Best Version of A Christmas Carol Ever

Christmas time is coming soon, time to watch every Christmas TV special ever.

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Ok that was a good episode especially when you arguing two of my favourite Christmas movies and making good point for each of them too!

What? No mention of the Marley and Marley song?

No the muppets do not necessarily make anything better

Baby Kermit?

You mean, Robin?

Anyway, yes, we have exactly two copies of A Christmas Carol in our house. For serious-British-dramatic-straight-Dickensian Christmas Carol, we went with the Patrick Stewart production.

The other is Muppet Christmas Carol. QED

As I sit here twirling a replica of the 11th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver in my fingers, I say unto you...

"No mention of the Doctor's Christmas Carol? With the flying sharks and everything?!? SHAMEFUL!!!"

CAPTCHA: call me maybe

GAH!!! Now even the Captcha's into that song!!!

Is that what the drinking round is for? I maybe started watching this show a month or two ago and never understood that part.

Yes, Chris went easy on Kyle by not arguing that the Muppet Christmas Carol is also the best *musical* version of A Christmas Carol.

Best episode yet!
I mathing love you guys.

OT: There is only one version of "A Christmas Carol" in my house and it has the Muppets in it like all good over used stories should.

I admit, I love Scrooged. Though I always asked my mom why he didn't just call the rest of the Ghostbusters to help him deal with those Christmas spirits...

... And then I saw the Ghostbuster's Christmas Carol and realized they'd ruin Christmas forever.

That felt... half-hearted. There are a lot of actually good reasons why both films are fun, and all Chris can come up with is "It... it's the muppets! The Muppets!" I mean, not that I disagree, the Muppets are friggin awesome. It just seemed like he wasn't really trying.

Meh. In my book, Chris already won when he brought up Groundhog Day, the rest is just filler.

PS: Key point, the Muppets have such a diverse cast, they can do virtually any movie justice. Imagine a modern-day remake of Grease. Horrible, right? Now imagine it with Muppets...

I'm sorry guys, but you all are wrong, the Patrick Stewart version of "A Christmas Carol" is the superior version.

canadamus_prime:
What? No mention of the Marley and Marley song?

Clearly someone must remedy this.

I haven't actually seen Scrooged, so I'll just say Muppets is my preferred version. Plus, it was my first version of A Christmas Carol, so it's got that nostalgia factor.

Regardless of the Spit-Take DQ, Muppet Christmas Carol wins. I fully agree with Chris' drinking round argument: we don't need any other version of The Christmas Carol, because the Muppets provided the only one we would ever need.

Out of the two, I've got to side with Kyle on this one. Not only have I had muppet oversaturation but Scrooged is a fantastically weird Christmas movie.

That being said, Huh Huh Humbug (the Beavis and Butthead version of a Christmas Carol) is clearly the greatest. Not only is Beavis the greatest possible jerkwad Scrooge who's just the manager at Burger World and abuses his ugly employee with his ugly children, and not only does he spend the episode trying to watch a Christmas Carol porno instead of reading a damn book (featuring Bob Scratchitt and Tiny Johnson) but at the end of the dream sequence all he learned is that he had a VCR so he could watch porno and that that was cool.

Also the lesson that Coach Buzzcut tried to teach him was that because Beavis never did anything with his life, he never scored. And that is just a good lesson for the childrens.

But... he didn't actually spit...

Anyway, yeah, Muppets over Scrooged anyday. Scrooged just came off as really annoying, where as Muppets was fun and had Michael Caine.

I'll take Scrooged way over muppets, Scrooged tried something new rather than just have some new coat of paint.
I also find the muppets really annoying, and they just added to an already over-saturated genre, which I am sure you can call christmas carol movies, because we already have prehistoric (Flinstones) and sci-fi (Jetsons) christmas carols, we have some that were made in 1923, we have the western Christmas Carol, we have Modern Day Christmas Carol, we have a CG Christmas carol, and then there's the muppet Christmas Carol. At least Scrooged stands out with its own take on the source material.

What happened to your column, guys?

I have 2 all time Christmas movies.

One is "Nightmare before Christmas" and the second is "Muppets: A Christmas carol"

Its not a proper Christmas special without musical acts.

I started to laugh near the end, it's nice seeing someone actually (or almost) spit in the drinking contest from something humorous but true being said. As much as I like the muppets, I also liked the other movie because it wasn't cliche' and I remember it quite well. But yeah no more Christmas Carols please society, focus on new things like a Halloween Carol! ... wait.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Yes, Chris went easy on Kyle by not arguing that the Muppet Christmas Carol is also the best *musical* version of A Christmas Carol.

Yeah, the opening song and the Ghost of Christmas Present's songs are some of the best Christmas songs out there. And I thinks its the ONLY musical version of a Christmas Carol.

Lvl 64 Klutz:
Yes, Chris went easy on Kyle by not arguing that the Muppet Christmas Carol is also the best *musical* version of A Christmas Carol.

I don't know about that. As much as I love Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooge with Albert Finney did a pretty spectacular job of it too. Take this little number as a case in point:

It's a catchy number in its own right, but at the same time it shows just how much everyone reviled Scrooge, and just how oblivious he was to that fact. More than that though, it serves to show just how much he actually craved that kind of recognition, despite actually singing earlier in the film about how much he hated people in general.

The only version of A Christmas Carol I need is the one from Blackadder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz54prceJIo

When he says his name, it sounds like "My Cocaine."

I think the book was my favourite version

+1 to Muppets because Beaker gives Scrooge the finger.
Never thought of Scrooge as an Anti-Muppite.

For me though it's always been between the old Scrooge with Albert Finny & Mr Magoo Christmas Carol.


How can you not love that?

Asita:

I don't know about that. As much as I love Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooge with Albert Finney did a pretty spectacular job of it too. Take this little number as a case in point:

It's a catchy number in its own right, but at the same time it shows just how much everyone reviled Scrooge, and just how oblivious he was to that fact. More than that though, it serves to show just how much he actually craved that kind of recognition, despite actually singing earlier in the film about how much he hated people in general.

Glad I'm not the only one who loves that version.
Also, it has Obi Wan in Hell.

BrotherRool:
I think the book was my favourite version

The book is the best version, I was a little disapointed Die Hard was not mentioned.

gardian06:
No the muppets do not necessarily make anything better

this.

besides, the version with Patric Stewart is better :p

RTR:
What happened to your column, guys?

unfortunately with the Escapist being bought by the larger media company, some loiter trafficked products had to be cut. But don't worry, because No Right Answer is still wildly popular and went be going anywhere.

You can always ask us anything you like on the NRA Facebook fan page!

Scrooged out of the two but I do have a soft spot in my heart for the Muppets

(Though I'm also a big fan of the Patrick Stuart and Albert Finney versions)

But who can beat Bill F@!king Murray?!?!

Albert Finney is the one we watch every year (I'm glad to see others do too!), but mom loves Christmas movies and she'll squeeze in as many as she can- I've pretty sure I've seen every version of a Christmas Carol mentioned so far. (Personally, I just make it a point to watch Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas- but that's a tangent.)

I was kind of expecting a spittake... I was not expecting to occur on tangerines. Looking forward to the last episode of 2012 next week

Assassin Xaero:
Is that what the drinking round is for? I maybe started watching this show a month or two ago and never understood that part.

My understanding is that the drinking round just gives them x amount of time to try and squeeze in a few more points. But if one manages to make the other laugh while he's drinking, then the guy that laughed while drinking is disqualified. It's happened a couple times in the past, but for the most part the winner is decided before they even do the Drinking Round.

OT: Despite the disqualification, I've gotta say my vote would go for Scrooged because of two simple words: Bobcat Goldthwait. :P

That and I think it's funnier in general.

Michael Cain > Bill Murray

Case closed

"The bitch hit me with a toaster..." This scrooge wins hands down

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