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?
This is the first live-action appearance of the tormented ghosts since A Christmas Carol
(1977), but in the form of computer graphics imagery. Their moans are replaced by Stephen Warbeck
's instrumental "Wandering Ghosts" to describe everlasting distress. See more
Marley died in 1836, and the story takes place seven Christmas Eves later in 1843. The caroler at Scrooge's door sings Good King Wenceslas, but the lyrics for that song were not written until 1853. 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.
Although the opening credit sequence is basically the same, the typeface used for the sequence in the "letterboxed" version is entirely different. In this version, the credits are printed entirely in capital letters. See more
Version of A Christmas Carol
Good King Wenceslas
English lyrics by John M. Neale See more