It's the end of December and professional miser Ebenezer Scrooge absolutely despises this time of the year. He thinks Christmas is all humbug. He doesn't buy his nephew's talk of Christmas being a kind time, thinks it's absolute madness his servant Cratchit wants a day off and sends away collectors of donations for the poor penniless. It's also the time of the year in which his companion Jacob Marley died seven years ago. When he is all alone, he suddenly sees Marley again, in the door handle, in a tile, a bell suddenly rings. Humbug, thinks Scrooge. But then Marley really appears for him and tells him he should change his life. He warns Scrooge he will be haunted by three spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
This short, one hour version was shot entirely on video for TV by the BBC and broadcast in the UK on two occasions - Christmas Eve 1977 and 1979. Because of the proliferation of other versions, the BBC has never made a full-length film and so this abridgment continues to live as their only color version and has been issued on VHS and DVD. See more
Version of A Christmas Carol