Stubbornly refusing to believe in Christmas and to be separated from his inexhaustible wealth, the Victorian money lender and parsimonious recluse, Ebenezer Scrooge, can't be bothered with the poor and destitute at the most festive time of the year. Intent on spending the holy night alone, instead, the sceptical curmudgeon is visited by an unexpected and sympathetic friend, who will pave the way for the inevitable visitation of the otherworldly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. But, what do the pale ghosts want? Can a wicked old miser admit the error in his ways, and embrace change? In the end, is Scrooge ready to love and be loved?Written by
The opening credits of this Christmas classic clearly show that "Scrooge" is the original name of this British film, an "adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol." The name of the film was changed for its American release to match the name of Dickens' novella. See more »
The first time the outside door to Scrooge's office is opened, there is no lettering visible on the exterior side of the door's glass. But "Scrooge and Marley", reversed, is clearly visible from on the interior side. In later scenes, the outside window is lettered. See more »
Spirit of Christmas Past:
Alice. The same Alice you had sworn to love for all eternity. She is not changed by the harshness of the world, but you are.
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One DVD release features a version where the top and bottom of the frame were cropped so that the picture would fit on widescreen TVs. The unaltered version is available on the same disc. See more »