|Bah, Humbug! A happy Christmas montage|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Monday, 10 December 2012 07:44|
Bah! Humbug! Have any two words been said as many times together in cinema history? (Short answer: Yes. Probably lots.)
Old Ebenezer Scrooge has appeared in 94 movies over the last 110 years (almost one movie per year). From silent movies in the early 1900s to The Muppet Christmas Carol in the 1990s, Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of the most popular books to adapt for the big screen.
Which is why this supercut of humbugs is so brilliant. Using 32 different movies, it includes everyone from Patrick Stewart and Michael Caine to Oscar the Grouch and Seymour Hicks from Leedham Bantock's 1913 short (shown as part of the BFI's Dickens Silent Film season this year). I had no idea there were so many versions of Scrooge where he's played by a cuddly toy wolf.
So, without further ado, today's advent calendar treat is something to make you feel like a real miserable old bastard: