When it comes to choosing the best Christmas Carol adaptations, it’s a tricky time of year. Friendships are made and lost; families torn apart. Just kidding. It’s not that serious … right?

You know the story: A penny-pinching old miser gets a wakeup call–or three–from mysterious apparitions who visit him one Christmas Eve. It’s Charles Dickens’s novella classic A Christmas Carolwe all read it in grade school and have watched it come to life again and again on screens big and small. Here, we share the best Christmas Carol adaptations. Fair warning: Silly puppets, looney tunes, and a curmudgeonly Bill Murray await.

Related: The 12 Best Christmas Books to Read All Season Long

Published on 18 Dec 2015