Rankin Bass Christmas Specials on DVD TimeLife.com


Batman TV Show on DVD

Rudolph TV Special book
Christmas Fireplace Spirit of Christmas on DVD Bing Crosby Christmas Special Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD
Christmas Specials on DVD
TimeLife.com
TV Shows on DVD/ / / / / TV Blog/ / / / / Punk Book/ / / Holiday Specials on DVD / / / /Classic Commercials /

 

TV Christmas Specials
A CHRISTMAS CAROL ON TV
by YOU

Everyone's looking for those rare, hard to find old-school TV Christmas specials - Bob Huggins tells us: "I came across an interesting dollar DVD this past weekend at Dollar Tree that includes a 1949 television production of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.' The title of the DVD was 'A Charles Dickens Christmas' or something along those lines. Anyhow, it's a pretty straightforward telling of the story and one of the earliest television productions that I'm aware of on DVD. Here's my write-up at the Public Domain Movie Data Base:
The Christmas Carol
'The Christmas Carol' is a 1949 production that was made for TV and featured Vincent Price as the narrator and Taylor Holmes as Scrooge. I couldn't determine if this was part of a series or if it was an independent production made for TV (I'm inclined to think it was the latter). The show appears with the 1935 theatrical film 'Scrooge' which has been a public domain perennial. I found this at Dollar Tree as part of the Allegro/Popflix collection of Christmas themed dollar DVDs. Along with the Fall 1949 episodes from 'The Lone Ranger,' this has to be one of the earliest television productions available on DVD. More information on 'The Christmas Carol (1949)' can be found at IMDB.com: imdb.com/title/tt0225394/
"
- Regards, Bob Huggins


Kevin S. Butler writes: "I read here about an early TV version of A Christmas Carol that aired in 1949. There were other TV versions of Mr. Dickens' story that were broadcast. Actor Fredric March appread in an early TV adatation of the tale on Shower Of Stars during the 1950's.

"In the late 1950's Basil Rathbone played Scrooge in the original live-action musical version of The Stingiest Man in Town on The Alcoa Hour on the NBC network. The Stingiest Man in Town was remade as an animated musical TV special featuring the voices of Walter Mathau, Tom Bosley, Paul Frees, Bob Morse and Dennis Day on The Alcoa Hour on NBC in 1978.

"In 1961, Sandy Becker did his famous puppet version of A Christmas Carol on WNEW channel 5 in NYC. In more recent years, George C. Scott performed A Christmas Carol on CBS, Patrick Stewart did his version on TNT and Kelsey Grammar played Scrooge for NBC.

"Many classic TV sitcoms have spoofed the tale - among them Bewitched, Sanford & Son, Topper, The Dukes Of Hazzard and The Odd Couple."

1970's Christmas

Christmas Jukebox

Best Selling Christmas DVDs

Obscure Christmas
TV Moments

The Lost Lucy/Desi
Holiday Special

Amahl and the
Night Visitors

Amos 'n' Andy
Christmas Show

Christmas TV
Commercials

Wizard of Oz
Holiday Broadcasts

1980s Holiday Commercials

Thanksgiving Day Specials

Thanksgiving Day Parades

The Yule Log

Classic TV Christmas

1950's Christmas
Show Moments

Bill Melendez

Christmas DVDs

Unique Christmas
Gift Ideas!

A Christmas Carol
- The 2009 Movie

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!

Christmas Specials

TV Shows on DVD

A Christmas Carol on TV

TV Christmas Specials on DVD Christmas DVDs


NOW ON DVD!
A Christmas Carol (1951)

A Christmas Carol (1984)

A Christmas Carol (2004)

BONUS: Thanksgiving TV Shows / Thanksgiving Day Parade TV History / Thanksgiving TV Cartoon Specials of the 1970s /WPIX Thanksgiving Day TV Specials


Please consider a donation
so we can continue this work!

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / Classic Christmas Specials / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments
Classic TV Commercials / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / Punk Book / / 1970's TV / TV Games / Honey Boo Boo / Lucy Shows / 2012 Emmy Awards / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Rockford Files / Sea Hunt / Superman on DVD / Toy Gun Ads / Flip Wilson Show / Big Blue Marble / Monty Hall / Carrascolendas / Mr. Dressup / Major Mudd / Chief Halftown / Baby Daphne / Sheriff John / Winchell & Mahoney / Fireball X-L5 / Mr. Wizard / Captain Noah / Thanksgiving Day Specials / Disney's First Christmas Special / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Amahl & the Night Visitors / Holiday Toy Commercials / Lucy & Desi's Last Christmas Show / Joey Heatherton / Fat Albert / The Virginian / Bewitched / Death of John Wayne / 1974 Saturday Mornings / Chuck McCann / Rudolph Collectables / Shrimpenstein / Local Popeye Shows / New Treasure Hunt / 1966 ABC TV Shows / 1967 TV Shows / 1968 TV Shows / Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes & Baby Doll / Fridays / TV Moms / Red Skelton / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's LA Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / Our Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Bob Keeshan / Gumby / The Flip Wilson Show / big brotherGlen Campbell Goodtime Hour / The Bobby Darin Show / The Richard Pryor Show / George Burns / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 
Diver Dan TV show on DVD Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD You Bet Your Life DVD Honey West on DVD Beulah TV show on DVD Batman 1966 TV Show on DVD Tennessee Tuxedo on DVD
Looking for classic TV DVDs?/See below:
TV Commercials on DVD Wrestling DVDs Classic TV Books

TimeLife.com
Save money!