The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

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Bharat Nalluri

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Susan Coyne, Les Standiford (based on "The Man Who Invented Christmas" by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... Charles Dickens
Mark Schrier Mark Schrier ... Presenter
Patrick Joseph Byrnes ... Stage Manager
Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Fisk
Morfydd Clark ... Kate Dickens
Justin Edwards ... John Forster / Ghost of Christmas Present
Cosimo Fusco ... Signor Mazzini (as Cosimo Massimo Fusco)
Jasper Hughes Cotter Jasper Hughes Cotter ... Walter Dickens (as Jasper Hughes-Cotter)
James Heffernan James Heffernan ... Charley Dickens
Aleah Lennon Aleah Lennon ... Mamie Dickens
Ella Mai Delaney Ella Mai Delaney ... Katey Dickens
Donna Marie Sludds Donna Marie Sludds ... Maid
David McSavage ... Hall
Ian McNeice ... Chapman
Miles Jupp ... Thackeray
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Storyline

In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Based on the magical true story of how Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol". See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Simon Callow has previously appeared in David Copperfield (1986), which was adapted from Charles Dickens' autobiographical novel of the same name. Callow appeared as the eccentric debtor Wilkins Micawber, whom Dickens based on his own father, John Dickens. See more »

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Almost all of Dickens's worked appeared as monthly serials before being published as books. A Christmas Carol is one of very few that appeared just as a book. See more »

Quotes

Tara: [after Dickens reads the part where Tiny Tim dies] NO!
Scrooge: Rude.
Tara: Is Tiny Tim dead?
Scrooge: Well, of course he is, imbecile.
Charles Dickens: He was very ill.
Scrooge: You can't save every child in London.
Charles Dickens: And the family has no money for a doctor.
Tara: Then Scrooge must save him!
Scrooge: ME?
Scrooge: He wouldn't...
[...]
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
Performed by The Band of the Royal British Legion
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Worth Watching
19 February 2018 | by gloriapage-20164See all my reviews

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Well made. Lots of fun. "Most" likely will grow in popularity in the years to come.

The film is so well made and acted that you will want to watch it Now instead of waiting for Christmas


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Ireland | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Invented Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,357,129, 26 November 2017

Gross USA:

$5,676,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,127,070
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2.35 : 1
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