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Belle(AChristmasCarol)

Belle (1787) is a character from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. She is a prominent figure from Ebenezer Scrooge's past.

Role in the story[]

Belle appears during the sequence where the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge his early years. Here, we see that she was his fiancée, but she eventually broke off their engagement due to his growing obsession with money. Most adaptations show them meeting each other at a Christmas party while Scrooge was working for Fezziwig.

In the original story, after showing Scrooge the day he and Belle ended their relationship, the Ghost also shows him that Belle later married and found happiness with another man. This scene is often omitted in the adaptations.

Portrayals[]

Picture Performer Production Year Notes
Alice (Belle)
Rona Anderson Scrooge 1951 This version of the character is named Alice.
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Voiced by
Jane Kean
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962
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Suzanne Neve Scrooge 1970 This version of the character is named Isabel Fezziwig.
Belle The Stingiest Man in Town 1978
Voiced by
Shelby Flint
The Stingiest Man in Town 1978
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A Christmas Carol 1982 This is one of the few adaptations to include the scene of Belle with her family after she left Scrooge.
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Daisy Duck
(voiced by Patricia Parris)
Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 This version of the character is named Isabel.
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Lucy Gutteridge A Christmas Carol 1984 This is another adaptation that keeps the scene showing Belle with her family after she left Scrooge.
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Meredith Braun The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992
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Wilma Flintstone
(voiced by Jean Vander Pyl)
A Flintstones' Christmas Carol 1994 The part of Belle is originally given to a woman named Maggie. However, Maggie catches the Bedrock Bug before she can perform, so Wilma portrays the role instead. Later, Wilma fills in for one of the actors playing the charity workers after said actor also gets sick, resulting in a completely ad-libbed scene where Scrooge (played by Fred) tells Belle that he's learned the error of his ways.
Belle A Christmas Carol 1997
Voiced by
Jodi Benson
A Christmas Carol 1997
Belle 1999
Laura Fraser A Christmas Carol 1999
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Angeline Ball A Christmas Carol 2000 In this movie, she's called Bella and is the love interest of Eddie Scrooge; at the end, they marry and have a son named Marley.
Belle 2001
Voiced by
Kate Winslet
Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 In the movie, she's a nurse, but does not marry another man and have children with him after breaking up with Scrooge. She reunites her friendship with him after he encountered Jacob Marley's ghost and the three spirits. In fact, Scrooge gives a few of his money to her for the patients (especially children) all around London.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt A Christmas Carol 2004
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Robin Wright Penn Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 Robin Wright Penn also plays Fan (Scrooge's sister) in this film.
Belle 2022
Voiced by
Jessie Buckley
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol 2022 She is renamed Isabel Fezziwig for this adaptation.

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