[[caption-width-right:300:[[DerangedAnimation The ghost of Christmas Past, as brought to you by Richard Williams.]]]]

'''''A Christmas Carol''''' is a 1971 film adaptation of [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the novel of the same name.]] It is a half-hour animated film directed by Creator/RichardWilliams (with Creator/ChuckJones as executive producer). Alastair Sim and Michael Hordern star as Scrooge and Marley, reprising their roles from the 1951 live-action feature ''Film/{{Scrooge|1951}}''.

Won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for short animated film.

!!''A Christmas Carol'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* CompressedAdaptation: It follows the story from the book pretty well for a 25 minute show, but naturally a lot had to be cut.
* CreepyChild: Ignorance and Want, who in this version look positively ''demonic''.
* DerangedAnimation: The entire part focusing on the ghosts. The Past especially comes closest to the original HumanoidAbomination description in the original book.