In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?
In just one night, he has seen his past, his present, and his future... and they've all come back to haunt him.
Did You Know?
In the novella, and in other movie versions; during his conversation with Marley's ghost, Scrooge says that the apparition may be "More of gravy than of grave!" and refers to "a bit of undigested beef." In this version Scrooge specifically states "British beef." Which was probably a sarcastic, satirical reference to the Mad Cow Disease scandal involving infected British beef which took place around the time of the making of the movie. See more
When Scrooge is with the ghosts, they walk through walls but over and on the furniture. See more
A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
A letterboxed version formatted for HDTV is currently (2007) being shown on Turner Network Television. This version is cropped (the top and bottom are cut off). The picture was not made in widescreen and was not shown that way originally. The DVD is also made in fullscreen, not letterboxed or anamorphically enhanced. See more
Version of A Christmas Carol