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24th May '16 3:41:34 PM ANTMuddle
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Comparable only to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' as a well-known story which a series adapts to/parodies with its own characters. The original was by Charles Dickens: it was [[OlderThanRadio published in 1843]]. When used in TV shows, characters from the show frequently fill the roles of the ghosts: [[JacobMarleyWarning Marley]], who serves to announce that the other ghosts are coming and serve as an illustration of the eventual fate of Scrooge's soul; the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows the Scrooge character "You weren't always this way"; The Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows them "Other people aren't this way"; and the Ghost of Christmas Future ("Yet to Come" in Dickens' original, often portrayed as TheGrimReaper), who shows the character "Look how things will turn out if you stay this way." Results in the character having a change of heart and turning away from whatever character flaw was being explored.

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Comparable only to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' as a well-known story which a series adapts to/parodies with its own characters. The original was by Charles Dickens: it was [[OlderThanRadio published in 1843]]. When used in TV shows, characters from the show frequently fill the roles of the ghosts: [[JacobMarleyWarning Marley]], who serves to announce that the other ghosts are coming and serve as an illustration of the eventual fate of Scrooge's soul; the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows the Scrooge character "You weren't always this way"; way" (in which case IHatePastMe is common); The Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows them "Other people aren't this way"; and the Ghost of Christmas Future ("Yet to Come" in Dickens' original, often portrayed as TheGrimReaper), who shows the character "Look how things will turn out if you stay this way." way" (which can lead to FutureMeScaresMe). Results in the character having a change of heart and turning away from whatever character flaw was being explored.
22nd May '16 12:18:14 AM m39
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[-[[caption-width-right:346:Clockwise from top left: ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's 2010 holiday special, ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo's Christmas Carol'', and ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'']]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:346:Clockwise from top left: ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's 2010 2007 holiday special, ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo's Christmas Carol'', and ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'']]-]
19th May '16 8:47:25 AM rafi
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* Creator/RobertZemeckis' 2009 animated version is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with Creator/JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past as a floating candlestick and Future as a LivingShadow]]. It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghosts' designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come.

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* Creator/RobertZemeckis' [[Film/AChristmasCarol2009 2009 animated version version]] is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with Creator/JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past as a floating candlestick and Future as a LivingShadow]].LivingShadow. It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghosts' designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come.
17th May '16 4:43:51 PM twilicorn
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* Franchise/TheSmurfs recently [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol has one]] combining the styles of the live-action movie's CGI animation and traditional 2D animation. Interestingly, the BadFuture involves EVERYONE DEAD!
* JohnnyTest did a episode like this. But it was based on Earth Day rather than Christmas.

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* Franchise/TheSmurfs recently [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol has one]] the DirectToVideo effort, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol'', combining the styles of the live-action movie's CGI animation and with traditional 2D animation. Interestingly, the BadFuture involves [[KillEmAll EVERYONE DEAD!
DEAD]]!
* JohnnyTest ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' did a episode like this. But this, but it was based on Earth Day rather than Christmas.
16th May '16 3:19:26 PM StFan
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Comparable only to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' as a well-known story which a series adapts to/parodies with its own characters. The original was by Charles Dickens: it was [[OlderThanRadio published in 1843]]. When used in TV shows, characters from the show frequently fill the roles of the ghosts: [[JacobMarleyWarning Marley]], who serves to announce that the other ghosts are coming and serve as an illustration of the eventual fate of Scrooge's soul; the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows the Scrooge character "You weren't always this way"; The Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows them "Other people aren't this way"; and the Ghost of Christmas Future ("Yet to Come" in Dickens' original, often portrayed as TheGrimReaper), who shows the character "Look how things will turn out if you stay this way." Results in the character having a change of heart and turning away from whatever character flaw was being explored.

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Comparable only to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' as a well-known story which a series adapts to/parodies with its own characters. The original was by Charles Dickens: it was [[OlderThanRadio published in 1843]]. When used in TV shows, characters from the show frequently fill the roles of the ghosts: [[JacobMarleyWarning Marley]], who serves to announce that the other ghosts are coming and serve as an illustration of the eventual fate of Scrooge's soul; the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows the Scrooge character "You weren't always this way"; The Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows them "Other people aren't this way"; and the Ghost of Christmas Future ("Yet to Come" in Dickens' original, often portrayed as TheGrimReaper), who shows the character "Look how things will turn out if you stay this way." Results in the character having a change of heart and turning away from whatever character flaw was being explored.



* Inverted in ''PeterPanAndThePirates''. Captain Hook gets the treatment, and is suitably appalled at what the future holds: When he dies, he's entirely forgotten; even Peter doesn't remember him. So, Hook resolves to change his ways: He'll be even worse, and drive himself so firmly into Peter's head that he'll never be forgotten. [[spoiler:(Of course, if you ever read the original play or the novel, you'll know that doesn't work. Sorry, Hook!)]]

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* Inverted in ''PeterPanAndThePirates''.''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''. Captain Hook gets the treatment, and is suitably appalled at what the future holds: When he dies, he's entirely forgotten; even Peter doesn't remember him. So, Hook resolves to change his ways: He'll be even worse, and drive himself so firmly into Peter's head that he'll never be forgotten. [[spoiler:(Of course, if you ever read the original play or the novel, you'll know that doesn't work. Sorry, Hook!)]]



** "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils" presents a non-holiday version, where Rarity's sister Sweetie Belle destroys a key part of her fashion ensemble out of spite and jealousy. Princess Luna, who has the [[DreamWalker power to enter dreams]], shows Sweetie Belle visions of the past to show that Rarity does not intentionally outshine her, the present to show that the sisters are more alike than they realize, and the future to reveal the consequences of Sweetie Belle's actions.
** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (played by Starlight Glimmer) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), Present (Pinkie Pie) and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.

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** "For "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E20ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils" Toils]]" presents a non-holiday version, where Rarity's sister Sweetie Belle destroys a key part of her fashion ensemble out of spite and jealousy. Princess Luna, who has the [[DreamWalker power to enter dreams]], shows Sweetie Belle visions of the past to show that Rarity does not intentionally outshine her, the present to show that the sisters are more alike than they realize, and the future to reveal the consequences of Sweetie Belle's actions.
** "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E8AHearthsWarmingTail A Hearth's Warming Tail" Tail]]" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (played (portrayed by Starlight Glimmer) who devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), Present Presents (Pinkie Pie) and Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holiday means to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.



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* Perhaps the most famous example is ''MickeysChristmasCarol'', though this is more a direct adaptation using the Disney character designs and voices than an adaptation of the story to the Disney characters. (It helps that they already had a Scrooge in Scrooge [=McDuck=]).
* But it's not the first; that prize goes to ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo's Christmas Carol'', which predates the tradition of [[AndYouWereThere bringing in most of the core cast of the original work]]; only Mr. Magoo himself is recognizable. It has the [[BookEnds wrapper story]] that Magoo is in a production of ''A Christmas Carol'' on Broadway, and the special ''is'' a musical.
** Some older fans of UPA animation are aware that ''WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing'' is playing the role of Tiny Tim. A comic book adaptation of the special reveals that Gerald is lip-synching Tim's lines, because, of course, Gerald doesn't speak words...

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* Perhaps the most famous example is ''MickeysChristmasCarol'', ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', though this is more a direct adaptation using the Disney character designs and voices than an adaptation of the story to the Disney characters. (It helps that they already had a Scrooge in Scrooge [=McDuck=]).
* But it's not the first; that prize goes to ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo's Christmas Carol'', which predates the tradition of [[AndYouWereThere bringing in most of the core cast of the original work]]; only Mr. Magoo himself is recognizable. It has the [[BookEnds wrapper story]] that Magoo is in a production of ''A Christmas Carol'' on Broadway, and the special ''is'' a musical.
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musical. Some older fans of UPA animation are aware that ''WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing'' is playing the role of Tiny Tim. A comic book adaptation of the special reveals that Gerald is lip-synching Tim's lines, because, of course, Gerald doesn't speak words...



* Creator/RobertZemeckis' 2009 animated version is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past as a floating candlestick and Future as a LivingShadow]]. It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghosts' designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come.
* ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Special'' is a 2006 animated special starring the Looney Tunes. Granted, the story takes place in modern times instead of the traditional Victorian setting, but it follows the same formula with Daffy in the role of Scrooge who makes "Bah, Humduck!" his catchphrase for the special. Sylvester is Marley, Granny, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil are Past, Present and Yet To Come, Porky Pig is Bob Cratchit (with his daughter Petunia as Tiny Tim) and Bugs is sort of Nephew Fred as the character who refuses to let Daffy's cynicism get him down.
** The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes had previously done a short that riffed on the story with Yosemite Sam as Scrooge, Porky Pig as Cratchit, and Bugs Bunny dressing up as a ghost to scare Sam straight. Much looser an adaptation than even most of the other works on this page, as there's only one ghost, he's a fake, he spends much of the cartoon simply spooking Sam with loud noises and ice cold bathtubs, and in the end gets him to change his ways by simply threatening him with a trip "[[{{Hell}} Down There]]." Of course, it's a seven minute short, adapting the whole story would probably have been impossible. In BugsBunnysLooneyChristmasTales, Yosemite stated he was just acting and that he's still greedy and then started to get back everything he donated.
----> Bugs: I'm going to take you to the man in the red suit
----> Yosemite Sam: You mean Santy Claus?
----> Bugs: No the OTHER man in the red suit.

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* Creator/RobertZemeckis' 2009 animated version is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past as a floating candlestick and Future as a LivingShadow]]. It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghosts' designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come.
Yet-to-Come.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Special'' is a 2006 animated special starring the Looney Tunes. Granted, the story takes place in modern times instead of the traditional Victorian setting, but it follows the same formula with Daffy in the role of Scrooge who makes "Bah, Humduck!" his catchphrase for the special. Sylvester is Marley, Granny, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil are Past, Present and Yet To Come, Porky Pig is Bob Cratchit (with his daughter Petunia as Tiny Tim) and Bugs is sort of Nephew Fred as the character who refuses to let Daffy's cynicism get him down.
** The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes They had previously done a short that riffed on the story with Yosemite Sam as Scrooge, Porky Pig as Cratchit, and Bugs Bunny dressing up as a ghost to scare Sam straight. Much looser an adaptation than even most of the other works on this page, as there's only one ghost, he's a fake, he spends much of the cartoon simply spooking Sam with loud noises and ice cold bathtubs, and in the end gets him to change his ways by simply threatening him with a trip "[[{{Hell}} Down There]]." Of course, it's a seven minute seven-minute short, adapting the whole story would probably have been impossible. In BugsBunnysLooneyChristmasTales, ''Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales, Yosemite stated states he was just acting and that he's still greedy and then started starts to get back everything he donated.
----> Bugs: --->'''Bugs:''' I'm going to take you to the man in the red suit
----> Yosemite Sam:
suit.\\
'''Yosemite Sam:'''
You mean Santy Claus?
----> Bugs: No
Claus?\\
'''Bugs:''' No,
the OTHER man in the red suit.



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* While there are a large number of SherlockHolmes fanfics that follow this trope, the stand out is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7620118/1/The_Christmas_Guest The Christmas Guest by Mary le Bow]]. The setting is Christmas Eve. Holmes is cast as the Scrooge and Watson attempts to cheer him up with a guest from the medical field. The guest ask Holmes to guess who he is. Holmes, saying that his deduction skills are not a parlor trick and should be taken seriously, is soon coaxed by Watson to perform his skill. Holmes deduces the entirety of the man's life except his name. This includes a hard childhood, a generous sponsor, a kindness towards children, and a loving wife. The doctor says it was his godfather who changed his life by aiding him in education and hospital visits though not before his godfather was converted following his claim that he [[spoiler: could see see dead people]]. Following the deduction, the man leaves for Christmas Eve dinner with his family. As he leaves, it is revealed the doctor is [[spoiler: a grown Tiny Tim, now Dr. Cratchit]]. With this story, Holmes is converted and prepares for a quick Christmas dinner.

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* While there are a large number of SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes fanfics that follow this trope, the stand out is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7620118/1/The_Christmas_Guest The Christmas Guest by Mary le Bow]]. The setting is Christmas Eve. Holmes is cast as the Scrooge and Watson attempts to cheer him up with a guest from the medical field. The guest ask Holmes to guess who he is. Holmes, saying that his deduction skills are not a parlor trick and should be taken seriously, is soon coaxed by Watson to perform his skill. Holmes deduces the entirety of the man's life except his name. This includes a hard childhood, a generous sponsor, a kindness towards children, and a loving wife. The doctor says it was his godfather who changed his life by aiding him in education and hospital visits though not before his godfather was converted following his claim that he [[spoiler: could [[spoiler:could see see dead people]]. Following the deduction, the man leaves for Christmas Eve dinner with his family. As he leaves, it is revealed the doctor is [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a grown Tiny Tim, now Dr. Cratchit]]. With this story, Holmes is converted and prepares for a quick Christmas dinner.



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* The Christmas Edition of [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]], in which Jessica has been pulling numerous selfish stunts, most recently, sabotaging a celebrity lunch that her twin sister ELIZABETH was meant to have in order to garner said celebrity's support for a charity (Jessica could care less about the charity, she just wants to meet a celebrity). So she's not shunning Christmas, but is instead, completely focused on her own happiness and no one else's. While there's no Marley character, three ghosts are present. Christmas Past--shows how Jessica used to love sharing her toys and clothes with her sister. Christmas Present--shows how Jessica has become selfish and estranged from her sister. Christmas Future, who in true Dickens style, is a ghostly, shrouded figure--fast forwards to a teenage Jessica and Elizabeth. Jessica is unpopular and loathed by nearly everyone because of her cruelty and selfishness. Of course, she wakes up determined to change for the better.

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* The Christmas Edition of [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]], in which Jessica has been pulling numerous selfish stunts, most recently, sabotaging a celebrity lunch that her twin sister ELIZABETH was meant to have in order to garner said celebrity's support for a charity (Jessica could care less about the charity, she just wants to meet a celebrity). So she's not shunning Christmas, but is instead, completely focused on her own happiness and no one else's. While there's no Marley character, three ghosts are present. Christmas Past--shows Past -- shows how Jessica used to love sharing her toys and clothes with her sister. Christmas Present--shows Present -- shows how Jessica has become selfish and estranged from her sister. Christmas Future, who in true Dickens style, is a ghostly, shrouded figure--fast forwards to a teenage Jessica and Elizabeth. Jessica is unpopular and loathed by nearly everyone because of her cruelty and selfishness. Of course, she wakes up determined to change for the better.



* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' had the cousins try to pull the ghost scam on Boss Hogg, but it falls apart in a major way. Turns out Roscoe gave Boss a copy of the book as his gift. Reading it while alone on Christmas Eve, Boss has a change of heart--for that episode, anyway.

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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' had the cousins try to pull the ghost scam on Boss Hogg, but it falls apart in a major way. Turns out Roscoe gave Boss a copy of the book as his gift. Reading it while alone on Christmas Eve, Boss has a change of heart--for heart -- for that episode, anyway.



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15th May '16 6:41:46 PM immblueversion
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** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (played by Starlight Glimmer) who wants to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), Present (Pinkie Pie) and Yet-To-Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holidays mean to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her rash actions]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.

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** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a Scrooge-like unicorn mage named Snowfall Frost (played by Starlight Glimmer) who wants devises a spell to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How The the Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (Applejack), Present (Pinkie Pie) and Yet-To-Come Yet to Come (Princess Luna) show her how much the holidays mean holiday means to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture of her rash actions]], spell]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.



* Creator/RobertZemeckis' 2009 animated version is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future: [[spoiler: Past is a floating candlestick, basically, and Future is a shadow.]] It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghost's designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come.
* ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Special'' is a 2006 animated special starring the Looney Tunes. Granted, the story takes place in modern times instead of the traditional Victorian setting, but it follows the same formula with Daffy in the role of Scrooge who makes Bah, Humduck! his catchphrase for the special. Sylvester is Marley, Granny, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil are Past, Present and Yet To Come, Porky Pig is Bob Cratchit (with his daughter Petunia as Tiny Tim) and Bugs is sort of Nephew Fred as the character who refuses to let Daffy's cynicism get him down.

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* Creator/RobertZemeckis' 2009 animated version is a straightforward telling done in MotionCapture with JimCarrey as Scrooge and all three ghosts of Christmas and Gary Oldman as Marley, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim. This one reimagines the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future: [[spoiler: Past is as a floating candlestick, basically, candlestick and Future is as a shadow.]] LivingShadow]]. It is a very faithful adaptation; the most notable deviations are the liberties with the Ghost's Ghosts' designs and the chase scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come.
* ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Special'' is a 2006 animated special starring the Looney Tunes. Granted, the story takes place in modern times instead of the traditional Victorian setting, but it follows the same formula with Daffy in the role of Scrooge who makes Bah, Humduck! "Bah, Humduck!" his catchphrase for the special. Sylvester is Marley, Granny, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil are Past, Present and Yet To Come, Porky Pig is Bob Cratchit (with his daughter Petunia as Tiny Tim) and Bugs is sort of Nephew Fred as the character who refuses to let Daffy's cynicism get him down.
14th May '16 9:29:56 AM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':



** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a unicorn mage named Snowfall Flurry (played by Starlight Glimmer) who wants to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (played by Applejack), Present (played by Pinkie Pie) and Yet-To-Come (played by Princess Luna) show her how much the holidays mean to other ponies, and [[BadFuture the consequences of her rash actions]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.

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** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a unicorn mage named Snowfall Flurry Frost (played by Starlight Glimmer) who wants to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (played by Applejack), (Applejack), Present (played by Pinkie (Pinkie Pie) and Yet-To-Come (played by Princess (Princess Luna) show her how much the holidays mean to other ponies, and [[ApocalypseHow the apocalyptic consequences]] [[BadFuture the consequences of her rash actions]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.
14th May '16 9:12:54 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' did 2 christmas specials of this nature. Daffy was Scrooge in one and Yosemite Sam was in the other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' did 2 christmas Christmas specials of this nature. Daffy was Scrooge in one and Yosemite Sam was in the other.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' presents a non-holiday version where Rarity's sister Sweetie Belle destroys a key part of her fashion ensemble out of spite and jealousy. Princess Luna, who has the [[DreamWalker power to enter dreams]], shows Sweetie Belle visions of the past to show that Rarity does not intentionally outshine her, the present to show that the sisters are more alike than they realize, and the future to reveal the consequences of Sweetie Belle's actions.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils"
presents a non-holiday version version, where Rarity's sister Sweetie Belle destroys a key part of her fashion ensemble out of spite and jealousy. Princess Luna, who has the [[DreamWalker power to enter dreams]], shows Sweetie Belle visions of the past to show that Rarity does not intentionally outshine her, the present to show that the sisters are more alike than they realize, and the future to reveal the consequences of Sweetie Belle's actions.actions.
** "A Hearth's Warming Tail" has Twilight Sparkle regaling Starlight Glimmer with her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve story. The plot revolves around a unicorn mage named Snowfall Flurry (played by Starlight Glimmer) who wants to eliminate the holiday altogether so everypony in Equestria can focus on more practical things (combining some elements from ''How The Grinch Stole Christmas''). Three spirits of Hearth's Warming Past (played by Applejack), Present (played by Pinkie Pie) and Yet-To-Come (played by Princess Luna) show her how much the holidays mean to other ponies, and [[BadFuture the consequences of her rash actions]], convincing Snowfall to change her mind.
14th May '16 7:47:24 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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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".
8th May '16 11:27:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Ebeneezer'' is another resetting, starring [[CitySlickers Jack Palance]] as a crooked and crotchety saloon owner/gunslinger on the Canadian prairies. This Scrooge does have Christmas dinner--with his friend the madam of the local whorehouse. Marley is his old business partner, Christmas Past is a First Nations woman, Christmas Present a Mountie, and Christmas Future is [[spoiler: Ebeneezer's (long-dead) father.]] Instead of Nephew Fred, there is a young rancher Ebeneezer cheats out of his land and "Marley's" daughter.

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* ''Ebeneezer'' is another resetting, starring [[CitySlickers Jack Palance]] Palance as a crooked and crotchety saloon owner/gunslinger on the Canadian prairies. This Scrooge does have Christmas dinner--with his friend the madam of the local whorehouse. Marley is his old business partner, Christmas Past is a First Nations woman, Christmas Present a Mountie, and Christmas Future is [[spoiler: Ebeneezer's (long-dead) father.]] Instead of Nephew Fred, there is a young rancher Ebeneezer cheats out of his land and "Marley's" daughter.
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