There are many versions of the classic tale A Christmas Carol (including the excellent Muppet Christmas Carol) but here we’re talking about the animated Disney version, voiced by Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Bob Hoskins.

The story, of course, is unchanged: three ghosts appear to Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve to teach him the error of his ways and he must put things right with Bob Scratchett. Here we explain how to watch A Christmas Carol online, on your phone or stream it.

Stream A Christmas Carol free on NowTV

A Christmas Carol is free with a NowTV Cinema pass, for which a free trial is available. Sadly the film is not available as part of a Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription.

Buy A Christmas Carol on DVD

The film is available to buy on DVD from Amazon for just £3.99

You can also get it in HD by buying the Blu-ray for £7.76 on Amazon

Rent A Christmas Carol on DVD

Disney's A Christmas Carol is also available via DVD rental subscription service Cinema Paradiso - sign up here for a free trial.

Buy a digital copy of A Christmas Carol

Oddly enough, it’s more expensive to download A Christmas Carol in HD from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play if you want a near-instant digital copy.

Also see: Best Christmas movies ever - the ultimate list of the best Christmas films