TMTYR Episode #14: Double the Marley, Double the Fun! (A Christmas Carol)

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Merry Christmas to all!

In honor of the holiday, the Pavement Pounders read Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol and watched four adaptations: Scrooge (1951, starring Alastair Sim),  The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992, starring Michael Caine), A Christmas Carol (1999, starring Patrick Stewart), and Scrooged! (1988, starring Bill Murray).

We also discussed other versions we’d seen and gave some general Christmas-movie-viewing recommendations.

Thanks to everyone who listened this year.  Our first episode was recorded in December 2013, so we’re officially a year old now!

Don’t forget to go check out our friends at The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, as they’ve got a special Christmas episode up today.

Pounder Rankings!

Colin:

  • A Christmas Carol (1999)
  • Scrooge (1951)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Scrooged!

James:

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • A Christmas Carol (1999)
  • Scrooged!
  • Scrooge (1951)

Seth:

  • Scrooge (1951)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • A Christmas Carol (1999)
  • Scrooged!

Favorite adaptations (Top Three):

Seth:

  • A Christmas Carol (1984, George C. Scott)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Scrooge (1951)

James:

  • A Christmas Carol (1984, George C. Scott)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Scrooged!

Colin:

  • A Christmas Carol (1999)
  • A Christmas Carol (1984, George C. Scott)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

Other versions watched by any or all Pounders:

  • 1901 silent film
  • 1935 Seymour Hicks film
  • 1949 TV Adaptation (narr. by Vincent Price)
  • 1970 Albert Finney musical Scrooge!
  • 1971 animated short (Scrooge voiced by Alastair Sim)
  • Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009, Jim Carrey)

Notes:

2 thoughts on “TMTYR Episode #14: Double the Marley, Double the Fun! (A Christmas Carol)”

  1. Just a general comment, since everyone in my house figured Seth swore in the bleeped out section. He said “bleep”, and then bleeped it out.

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