History Main / YetAnotherChristmasCarol

9th Dec '16 12:10:30 PM Kayube
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Almost invariably (see ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s Christmas Carol'' for an exception) results in AnAesop. What Aesop is learned can depend, however. In the original ''Christmas Carol'' it was Scrooge being forced to confront what he had lost, and what the consequences of his current actions are and would be, that awakened the Christmas Spirit within him. Furthermore, the original had a [[{{Jerkass}} generally horrible person]] Aesopped into decency, whereas some adaptations have resulted in a bizarre "You will be merry or else" lesson, where a character who simply [[TheGrinch doesn't like Christmas]] is taught the [[FelonyMisdemeanor error of their ways]]. After all, [[{{Flanderization}} Scrooge]] [[HitlerAteSugar hated Christmas]]...

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Almost invariably (see ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'s Christmas Carol'' for an exception) results in AnAesop. What Aesop is learned can depend, however. In the original ''Christmas Carol'' it was Scrooge being forced to confront what he had lost, and what the consequences of his current actions are and would be, that awakened the Christmas Spirit within him. Furthermore, the original had a [[{{Jerkass}} generally horrible person]] Aesopped into decency, whereas some adaptations have resulted in a bizarre "You will be merry or else" lesson, where a character who simply [[TheGrinch doesn't like Christmas]] is taught the [[FelonyMisdemeanor error of their ways]]. After all, [[{{Flanderization}} Scrooge]] [[HitlerAteSugar hated Christmas]]...
Christmas]]... Also look out for adaptations missing the point of the emphasis on Scrooge's grave during the future sequence- the point is not "Shape up or you will die" (so being nice makes you immortal?), but rather "Shape up or, when you die, nobody will mourn you."
8th Dec '16 10:19:05 AM LadyNorbert
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* The 1978 ''Series/SesameStreet'' special, "A Special Sesame Street Christmas" has Oscar as the role of Scrooge and various celebrities playing the roles of the three ghosts. Years later in 2006, Oscar would assume the role of Scrooge again with the direct-to-DVD special "A Sesame Street Christmas Carol".
9th Nov '16 11:33:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheJetsons'' did one with Mr. Spacely as Scrooge, George Jetson as Bob Cratchit, a dying Astro as Tiny Tim and robots as the ghosts (With the Ghost of Christmas Present being a package to make the pun). Mr. Spacely was even given a deceased business partner named Jacob ''Marsley''. Mr. Spacely only decided to make nice out of self-interest, however. You see, since Astro had become ill from choking on a Spacely Sprocket, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come showed Mr. Spacely a future where the Jetsons had successfully sued him and gotten all his money. Of course, that's the only thing the Jetsons could sue him for. The origin of the plot was lampshaded when George, complaining about Spacely, commented that Scrooge was nice in comparison and that Spacely would end up scaring the ghosts away.

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* ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' did one with Mr. Spacely as Scrooge, George Jetson as Bob Cratchit, a dying Astro as Tiny Tim and robots as the ghosts (With the Ghost of Christmas Present being a package to make the pun). Mr. Spacely was even given a deceased business partner named Jacob ''Marsley''. Mr. Spacely only decided to make nice out of self-interest, however. You see, since Astro had become ill from choking on a Spacely Sprocket, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come showed Mr. Spacely a future where the Jetsons had successfully sued him and gotten all his money. Of course, that's the only thing the Jetsons could sue him for. The origin of the plot was lampshaded when George, complaining about Spacely, commented that Scrooge was nice in comparison and that Spacely would end up scaring the ghosts away.
7th Nov '16 5:23:33 AM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the 2006 [[YouMeanXmas Crimbo]] event had you getting help from (Bob) Marley's Ghost, the Ghost of Crimbo Way, Way Past (a caveman), the Ghost of Crimbo Right-About-Now (a disc jockey who's "a real [[WaxingLyrical funk soul brother]]"), and the Ghosts of Crimbo in the Not-Too-Distant Future ([[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo]]) to help save Uncle Crimbo.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the 2006 [[YouMeanXmas Crimbo]] event had you getting help from (Bob) Marley's Ghost, the Ghost of Crimbo Way, Way Past (a caveman), the Ghost of Crimbo Right-About-Now (a ([[Music/FatboySlim a disc jockey jockey]] who's "a real [[WaxingLyrical funk soul brother]]"), and the Ghosts of Crimbo in the Not-Too-Distant Future ([[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo]]) to help save Uncle Crimbo.
6th Nov '16 12:18:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' is basically a (modern) inversion of the story. Instead of a JerkAss who learns to be a good man after seeing that people would be either uncaring or outright ''happier'' with him gone, it's about a good man who despairs that he hasn't mattered to anyone, and sees just how much of a difference he has made.

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* ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' is basically a (modern) inversion of the story. Instead of a JerkAss who learns to be a good man after seeing that people would be either uncaring or outright ''happier'' with him gone, it's about a good man who despairs that he hasn't mattered to anyone, and sees just how much of a difference he has made.
5th Nov '16 4:44:07 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'': The episode "Technoscare" does this with Halloween. Technobear thinks he's too old for trick-or-treating, and the ghosts of Halloween Past, Present, and Future (who [[AndYouWereThere happen to resemble Harvey and his friends]]) try to convince him otherwise.
19th Oct '16 2:53:40 AM kazokuhouou
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* There was supposed to be a ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode called "Quinnmas" where three ghosts confront Quinn about his alcoholism. Blackout Past is a ghost who talks slow cause he's paid hourly, Blackout Present is a green monster, and Blackout Future is a lounge singer skeleton who [[SubvertedTrope encourages Quinn not to give up drinking]]. [[spoiler: Blackout Future wins, and Quinn wakes up from his blackout in a crash that mangled Hesh.]] However, the writers determined that the episode wasn't very funny, and canned it. A rough version of the episode can be seen on the Season 3 DVD.

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* There was supposed to be a ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode called "Quinnmas" where three ghosts confront Quinn about his alcoholism. Blackout Past is a ghost who talks slow cause he's paid hourly, Blackout Present is a green monster, and Blackout Future Yet To Come is a lounge singer skeleton who [[SubvertedTrope encourages Quinn not to give up drinking]]. [[spoiler: Blackout Future Yet To Come wins, and Quinn wakes up from his blackout in a crash that mangled Hesh.]] However, the writers determined that the episode wasn't very funny, and canned it. A rough version of the episode can be seen on the Season 3 DVD.
29th Sep '16 10:47:57 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'' is a modern cinematic retelling, with Ebeneezer Scrooge the greedy banker replaced by Bill Murray as a morally bankrupt TV executive.

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* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'' is a modern cinematic retelling, with Ebeneezer Scrooge the greedy banker replaced by Bill Murray as a morally bankrupt TV executive.executive Frank Cross. Bonus points: Cross is staging a live-action adaptation of the original story, to be broadcast live on Christmas Eve. Much [[PlayingWithATrope playing around with the original's tropes]] ensues.
22nd Sep '16 9:05:01 PM nombretomado
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* Hallmark Channel had one called ''A Carol Christmas'' in which [[BeverlyHills90210 Tori Spelling]] plays a selfish trash talk show host. Gary Coleman plays the Ghost of Christmas Past. William Shatner played Ghost of Christmas Present with the Star Trek beaming and everything.

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* Hallmark Channel had one called ''A Carol Christmas'' in which [[BeverlyHills90210 [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Tori Spelling]] plays a selfish trash talk show host. Gary Coleman plays the Ghost of Christmas Past. William Shatner played Ghost of Christmas Present with the Star Trek beaming and everything.
20th Sep '16 6:36:34 PM nombretomado
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* ArchieComics' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' #6 did a (non-canon) retelling with Robotnik as Scrooge, Rotor as Cratchit, and Sonic as all three ghosts. The spirits almost succeed when they show him the future, where he's grown old and the Freedom Fighters still oppose him, until he sees he wins the final battle (even though he's destroyed everything else, and he ends up getting blown up by a bomb Sonic sent back to him in the present earlier, rendering his victory fruitless and short-lived).

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* ArchieComics' Franchise/ArchieComics' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' #6 did a (non-canon) retelling with Robotnik as Scrooge, Rotor as Cratchit, and Sonic as all three ghosts. The spirits almost succeed when they show him the future, where he's grown old and the Freedom Fighters still oppose him, until he sees he wins the final battle (even though he's destroyed everything else, and he ends up getting blown up by a bomb Sonic sent back to him in the present earlier, rendering his victory fruitless and short-lived).
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