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.
Charles Dickens took the name Scrooge from an archaic English verb meaning "to squeeze."
Where are we now? I'm sure I don't know this place.
Ghost of Christmas Present: The name would mean nothing to you. It's a place, like many in this world.
Meg: Do we have enough wood for the night?
Ben: Ah, it'll last through the night. At least there's one thing still free in this ...
After visiting the Cratchits, The Ghost of Christmas Present and Scrooge pass Carolers singing The Holly and the Ivy. This hymn did not come out until 1849, 6 years later than the story.
Some VHS and DVD releases (but not all) edited out Marley's voice calling Scrooge in the apparitional hearse, and then again just before appearing in the knocker.
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