Though no longer on network TV, for a long time the show could be found every year on syndication. But unfortunately even that has largely faded away, though occasionally it pops up. But on its 50th anniversary a few years ago, NBC brought it back to prime time, and happily its DVD release gave the show new life.
Here are two particularly-enjoyable songs.
The first, "Ringle Ringle" introduces us to Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.
And this is the big "showstopping" production number, as the Cratchit family prepares for their Christmas dinner with "We'll Have the Lord's Bright Blessing."
And now the bonus. With a shout-out to Shelly Goldstein. (The Lady Shellington is a close compatriot with me in our love of the TV special.)
For those who were skeptical of me calling this a Broadway-quality score, It turns out (aside from the reality that it is) that the show did play on Broadway -- sort of. In 2014, the Actors Fund did a benefit concert with a fairly elaborate staged reading of the TV show, with full costumes, limited sets and even some choreography. And this is a 3-1/2 minute montage. And it looks absolutely wonderful. And sounds like they used the original music arrangements.
(At the end of the video are some credits, and it notes being done with DreamWorks Animation and Margaret Styne. I'm going to guess that the former hold the rights to the TV special and the latter may hold some rights since she was the wife of composer Jule Styne.)
Since the show is only about 45 minutes, it's much too short to mount a full production, but I suspect it could be paired with another one-act show or also done in community theaters.
By the way, their adaptation of the thieves' song, "We're Despicable," is scary-good how close they came with the casting and even the animated choreography. Even down to the tiny details, at one point, of the comically-weird, twisty hand movements.
I guess this is a sort of bonus video to the bonus. For those who don't know the "We're Despicable" number from the animated musical, here it is for comparison purposes.