A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG  |   |  Animation, Drama, Family

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An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.


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Did You Know?


It appears that the pennies used in the opening scenes are Australian pennies (not English). You can see what appears to be the word Australia and the tails of kangaroos. A possible animators "Easter Egg".


Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes, quite dead. As a doornail.


A group of street carolers sings "Joy to the World" in the film. However, the movie takes place in 1843. The song "Joy to the World," as we know it, wasn't created until 1848, when Lowell Mason, a Boston music publisher, combined two separate works from the mid 1700s: music from George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" with lyrics from another hymn by Isaac Watts. Also, "Joy to the World" was originally used as a regular Sunday hymn. It wasn't considered a Christmas song until 1911, when a recording by singer Elise Stevenson and the Trinity Choir became a Christmas hit.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Animation | Drama | Family | Fantasy


Release Date:

6 November 2009



Country of Origin


Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,917,539 (UK) (8 November 2009)


$137,855,863 (USA)

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