Holiday Movie Night - An Evening With Ebenezer Scrooge

An Evening With Ebenezer Scrooge - A Holiday Movie Night Tradition

What is your all-time favorite Christmas movie? Mine is Scrooge starring Alastair Sim from 1951. An adaptation from Charles Dickens' book, A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. Did you know it was released on Halloween? Anyway, call me a traditionalist but it isn't the holidays until I’ve watched it.

Does your family have a Christmas movie tradition? We make it an annual event and fire up the popcorn maker, gather our favorite snacks, and change into our comfy PJs. Our evening with Ebenezer Scrooge is a late one because we make it a Scrooge marathon, watching several of our favorite versions.

How to make holiday movie night at home extra special! A Scrooge movie marathon with theatre style snacks, fun themed decor, and cozy holiday apparel.

Welcome back to year six of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.

We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.

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How To Make Holiday Movie Night Extra Special

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We'll start with the most important part - the movies! Who knew there were so many versions of A Christmas Carol.

Holiday Movie Night - Scrooge Movie Versions

Scrooge - 1951 version starring Alastair Sim (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Scrooge - 1935 Color Version starring Seymour Hicks (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Scrooge - 1923 starring Russell Thorndike (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Scrooge - 1970 starring Albert Finney (DVD or Blue Ray)
A Christmas Carol - 1984 starring George C Scott (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Scrooged - 1988 starring Bill Murray (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
A Christmas Carol - 2000 starring Ross Kemp (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
A Christmas Carol - 2019 starring Kate Katzman (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Disney's A Christmas Carol - 2009 starring Jim Carrey (Amazon Prime Video Rental)
Disney's Mickey's Christmas Carol - 1983 30th Anniversary Edition for the kids (Amazon Prime Video Rental)

Holiday Movie Night Snacks

We love our movie theatre-style popcorn maker. It makes movie nights at home feel like the real thing, right down to the popcorn boxes!

How to make holiday movie night at home extra special! A Scrooge movie marathon with theatre style snacks, fun themed decor, and cozy holiday apparel.

We chose an adult beverage to enjoy our Scrooge movie marathon in festive stemless wine glasses. Even the bottle of wine got dressed up in its best cozy sweater outfit for the occasion!

How to make holiday movie night at home extra special! A Scrooge movie marathon with theatre style snacks, fun themed decor, and cozy holiday apparel.


Holiday Movie Night Apparel

If you are like us and enjoy many movie nights during the holidays, here's some fun cozy comforts for the occasion. I love my Santa blankie to snuggle up in. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a link to one just like it but the one below is pretty darn cute too. Can you see a red and black buffalo check theme happening here?


If you're wondering about the movie-themed wall decor, I couldn't find links to the exact items pictured below as we've had them for many years. However, I did find lots of fun movie decorations for home theatres. I'll be ordering some of these great ideas to add to our media room walls too!

Cheers to a fun holiday movie night!

How to make holiday movie night at home extra special! A Scrooge movie marathon with theatre style snacks, fun themed decor, and cozy holiday apparel.

Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista! I hope I've left you with some fun ideas to make your family holiday movie night extra special. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

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  1. So fun! I can't believe you have your own popcorn maker!!! That's great!!


    1. We bought it when the kids were still at home and would often have friends over for movie nights. The two of us use it regularly during the winter months when we're hibernating indoors.

  2. Looks like a cozy tradition. I must admit I've never seen this version, I guess I will need to give it a watch.

    1. If you enjoy old black & white movies then you'll love this one. I think Alastair Sim plays the best Ebenezer Scrooge!

  3. Wow! I didn't realize that there are so many different versions of the movie. I've only seen two of them!

  4. Holy smokes! I had no idea there were so many Scrooge movies. BTW - I love your movie watching area.

    1. I know right, and I didn't include all of them! Thanks, it's a media room we built in our basement. We use it a lot in the winter for watching movies.

  5. Ebenezer Scrooge is such a good movie, too! Love your popcorn maker! Pinned!

  6. Love this movie and I think the 1951 version really is the best. My kids were in a theater production of this show years ago, too, so it holds a special place in my heart. We have it on video so we watch is a Christmas classic!!

    1. You and I are kindred spirits - so much in common! This is always my go-to version to watch first. But I also really like the Jim Carrey version too - it's very well done.

  7. We have lots of family movie nights throughout the whole Christmas season and when the boys were younger I used to make themed snacks to go with each movie. Now we tend to just eat our favorite snacks in front of the fire by the light of the tree and just enjoy the time together.

  8. What a great idea to make Christmas movie night special. This year we will not be attending Christmas parties so having some special nights at home will be important. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Glad to have inspired, Kippi! Yup, I think holiday movies are going to be even more popular this year so why not make them extra special since we can't do anything else.

  9. Looks like the perfect Christmas date night! We usually watch movies on the spur of the moment, but I may need to start planning ahead so we can get all dressed up, and eat/drink accordingly.


    1. During the year we do too but when it comes to Christma movies, we make the event a little extra special.

  10. I LOVE that you have a Christmas Carol Movie night!! So fun. And I really appreciate that you listed the 1970 Scrooge with Albert Finney- that is my ABSOLUTE favorite version that my family and I watch every year!
    It's such a fabulous musical version of Scrooge and Albert Finney is an excellent actor. Merry Christmas!

    1. I love that your family also has a Christmas Carol movie night. I have to admit that I haven't seen the 1970 version but I've added it to my must watch list for this holiday season. My favourite is the 1951 version with Alistair Sim because its the one my family watched when I was a child. Enjoy your holiday movie night and Merry Christmas!


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