A Christmas Carol is the Christmas play of Kraft Television Theatre, presented by the Kraft Foods Company. It was produced and aired live, as the thirteenth play of its sixth season, on NBC on Christmas Eve of 1952.


An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.


Eric Berry
Phillip Brady
Eva Condon
Melville CooperGhost of Christmas Present
Valerie CossartMrs. Cratchit
Veronica DangelEdith
Malcolm KeenEbenezer Scrooge
Noel LeslieGhost of Christmas Past
Geoffrey Lumb
Norma Jane MarloweBelinda Cratchit
Buzzy MartinPeter Cratchit
Biff McGuire
Richard Newton
Rex O'Malley
Richard PurdyJacob Marley
Naomi Riordan
Eric Sinclair
George SpelvinGhost of Christmas Future
Harry TownesBob Cratchit
Glenn WalkenTiny Tim Cratchit
Ken Walken
Douglas Wood


  • This was first teased in the "Next Week" card at the ending of the previous week's play "The Guest".
  • This and the next week's play "The Paper Moon" is adaptated by Ronert Lindsay.

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