TV Movie | PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
This version of A Christmas Carol shows Scrooge and his father interacting outside of the schoolhouse after Fan comes to the school to pick up Scrooge. It is a very interesting and informative scene for Scrooge's character development, showing how indifferently Scrooge's father feels toward his son.
It's such a small goose.
Ghost of Christmas Present: It's all Bob Cratchit can afford.
The dome of St Paul's Cathedral is visible just a few streets away from the Cratchits' house. Near the end of the film, however, Scrooge tells the poulterer to deliver a goose to the Cratchits' house in Camden Town (as named in the book) - over four miles away from St Paul's.
The more recent DVD and Blu ray releases by 20th Century Fox edit out the fade to blacks where advert breaks originally would have been (which ironically had dramatically broken the film up into the five 'staves' as per the novel). This has made for some rather abrupt jump cuts in the visuals and music.