The BEST Episodes of A Christmas Carol

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Network: BBC One

Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 24, 2019

Scrooge is confronted with another spirit, which has assumed a familiar form drawn from his own tortured past. He witnesses the present day, and the seemingly happy Christmas enjoyed by the Cratchit family - but also learns there are cracks beneath the surface which he is responsible for making. The final ghost arrives to give Scrooge a glimpse of what the future holds - and a tragedy that will force him to confront the consequences of his misdeeds. Last in the series.

star 7.77
139 votes
Episode 1

#2 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 22, 2019

In 1843, miserly businessman Scrooge is visited by a ghost from the past on a freezing Christmas Eve and is forced to face the impact of his self-interested, penny-pinching behaviour on his own life and those around him.

star 7.63
241 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 23, 2019

As warned by Marley, when midnight strikes, Scrooge is visited by the Spirit of Christmas Past. The spectre takes the miser on a journey that exposes his darkest childhood memories, his cut-throat business manner, his isolation and his manipulation of those around him, including the Cratchits.

star 7.58
154 votes