This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ghost of his one time business partner and friend, Jacob Marley. Marley tells him to change his ways and Scrooge refutes this as madness. He is then visited by three ghosts, all who show him what his future will be like if he doesn't change his ways.
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This movie was made because the original 1956 version had been transmitted live and was thought not to exist. It was meant as a new vehicle for the music from the original production, in order to preserve it for copyright reasons. Ironically, a kinetoscope (filmed right from the TV while the 1956 version aired) version was discovered in 2011 and has now been restored and released on DVD/ See more
Christmas trees are brightly lighted/ Around the world, the church bells ring/ Big and small, all are invited/ To the birthday party of the King/ Mighty prince and humble peasant/ Each must choose a gift to bring/ Do you have a birthday present/ For the birthday party of the King?/ Once wise men came in His honor/ Bringing frankincense, myrrh, and gold/ But what is gold to a Ruler/ Who has all the stars to hold?/ Do you know what gift will please Him?/ Praise Him more than anything/ ...
The Christmas Spirit (reprise)
Performed by Walter Matthau
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