Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol has been voted the nation’s favourite Christmas-themed film in our poll of nearly 1,800 British adults, netting 12% of the total vote.
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol has seen many incarnations, the most recent of which was released in 2009 with Jim Carrey as Scrooge, but its arguably most-famous version came out in 1938 and starred Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Gene and Kathleen Lockhart as the Cratchits.
- Children’s classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947), set in New York and featuring Edmund Gwenn as ‘Kris Kringle’, who, the film suggests, may or may not be the ‘real’ Santa, came second on the list at 10%.
- Supernatural stalwart It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) came third on 9% while Raymond Briggs’s animated favourite The Snowman (1982) followed closely behind with 7%.
- A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), starring Michael Caine; White Christmas (1954) with Bing Crosby; and Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), starring Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant among many others, came joint fifth on 6%.