Because of similar themes, I'm combining this last month's Classics Club meme with this month's review drop for Team 1001. Team 1001, please put links to reviews in the comments section.
December's Classics Club meme question was to describe our favorite memory of A Christmas Carol. I realized that although the story is so familiar to me, I couldn't remember ever watching a full-length adaptation of A Christmas Carol, nor had I read the book. My plan was to read the book (which I did, and reviewed here) as well as watch as many film adaptations as I could get my hands on. Unfortunately, there was a long waiting list at my library for most of these movies, so I only got to watch one - Disney's 2009 version with Jim Carrey.
I loved the animation in this movie. Scrooge's facial expressions were hilarious, and I adored Marley's ghost. The ghost of Christmas Past was pretty darned cute, too. The movie started out really well. The first half of it kept very true to Dickens' novella. The second half took some artistic licenses, which I didn't really feel added to my enjoyment. Overall, I'd say this is a good rendition to watch, but I'm not going to hold my breath on it being the best. I still have many to see. Then I'll judge. :)
What is your favorite version of A Christmas Carol?