A Christmas Carol one of the most compelling, insightful, and eerie stories ever written by Charles Dickens -- and when you're talking about the man who wrote Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield (to name only a few), that's saying something pretty substantial. The story of a miserable old man who learns to become a decent person at the last minute has universal appeal and a moral that rings true any time of year, and each Christmas, it becomes even more poignant.
The tale has been adapted to film several times, we thought it would be fun to pick through the best renditions of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Reminder: A Christmas Carol is about a greedy old jerk who rediscovers his humanity after being visited by three Christmas-oriented ghosts. That was a spoiler.