This Supercut Fits 400 Versions of A Christmas Carol Into One Movie
If you say that watching A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition in your family, you’ll be expected to explain yourself further. Do you mean the Muppet version? The silent film adaptation from 1901? Or the episode of The Simpsons where Mr. Burns learns to overcome his Scroogey ways?
Charles Dickens’ classic novel has seen countless iterations since it was first published in 1843. In this supercut from YouTuber Heath Waterman, clips from 400 different versions are represented. The 53-minute video follows a clear narrative, starting with the death of Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley and ending with Tiny Tim’s iconic “God bless us, every one.” The re-imaginings aren’t always 100 percent faithful (there are clips from superhero comics, game show segments, and TV commercials), but in general they stay true to the spirit of Dickens’ source material.
If you don’t have time to sit through the whole thing you can skip to the last five minutes for the full list of featured titles set to a score of “bah-humbugs.”